A little girl waits patiently in the shade for her mother, resting her arms on top of a plastic lawn chair. She wonders when mommy will be done all the while staring at something that demands her attention. We can only wonder what it might be.
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 33 x 40 x .75 inches
Signed bottom left
The initial grey color is painted in to give a nice base and get an idea of what direction I’m going to take the painting. The style is very loose here and I’m not concerned about details. All I want is to lay down lots of paint.
More of the same thing here. Lots of filling in and base coloring. At this point, you do see more of the painting come to life.
I switch to a darker grey and lay in some of the shadows here. At this point, I’m establishing the darker areas of the painting, giving contrast to the foreground and background areas.
I’m adding the blacks and whites and giving volume to the painted subject, the bushes in the background, and the chair. You’re now able to get a sense of weight from the painting.
It’s all detail work from here. More dark greys, black, white, and detail work where ever I need to paint it.