Thursday, July 28, 2016

Progress of 'Walk A Mile' day 4

early in the day...

I pondered on the camouflage shorts but decided they tied in harmoniously with the U.S. Marshall's suits.  And if I didn't like the results, I'd just wipe it and start over - but I like it.

The legs are tricky.  There's close together, a little confusing who's leg is who's but they're twins.  Intertwined.


I had no plans for the wall color.  Often I approach it as some do when choosing a wall color for a room in their house.  Going on gut, put a little patch down and feel it out.  Then I work with adjustments. 

early evening... 

The Democratic Convention on my TV, next to my painting, has really fueled my progress the last few days, to be honest.  I'm psyched.  Off to a shower and dinner and watching the last night. Yay.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Progress of 'Walk A Mile' day 3

early in the day...

I love the twin brothers.

I hated painted the wall.

later in the day...

The slower progress is over.  The hard part is done.  My awe of Norman Rockwell's hand continues.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Progress of 'Walk A Mile' day 2

Slow progress today - enjoying the woman's blouse design and trying hard not to overdo it.  The little girl has to be so very accurate in proportions, so I took my time with all of her then carving the borders of her figure with the back wall color.

Now I could use some coffee...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Progress of 'Walk A Mile' day 1

Day 1 

The size of this painting is 12 x 12" and includes a Norman Rockwell painting 'The Problem We All Live With', a grandmother and her two twin grandsons viewing the painting.

Because it's important to me to render Rockwell's painting accurately, I grid my reference photograph and transfer the guidelines onto my panel.  I've painted my panel with a ground black, although it doesn't look as black on this photo, using a grey colored pencil to sketch out the main lines.

I work from the top left to right mainly to keep it neat - sometimes my tired painting hand (right) has to lean on the panel and I don't want it to smudge.