Mommy Isn’t Done Yet

Mommy Isn't Done Yet - acrylic on canvas

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
Original: $1300
Signed bottom left

Mommy Isn't Done Yet - Work In Progress 1

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.

Mommy Isn't Done Yet - Work In Progress 2

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.

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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.

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Mommy Isn't Done Yet - Work In Progress 8

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.

Mommy Isn't Done Yet - Work In Progress 9

It’s all detail work from here. More dark greys, black, white, and detail work where ever I need to paint it.

Mommy Isn't Done Yet Work In Progress 10