I am so cold today - being out in the garden for the first time in ages. It is 50 degrees outside - which apparently I am told is spring temperatures but I feel like I am stuck in a never ending winter.
I cant wait for the earth to get off its bum and turn Sweden a little more towards the sun - I am tired of wearing a heavy jacket!!
|my dark forest, with a wee bit of shine on the side|
I have been working in the evenings to try and get this background to shape up a bit! Its been a little bit wonky - as I said in my last post I was painting with my standard Galeria paints.
Then I added glazes in different areas, and switched to a few Golden Open colors for convenience...and its created a very odd effect.
The standard colors are very dull and matte. They only come back to life once varnished. However the glaze and the Golden colors go on very bright and shiny and stay that way. So I am having a dilemma of trying to see things clearly as certain parts of the painting just shine out as if they dont belong :P
|less shine on this one, yes that grass was annoying|
I want to add more of the light colors from the background onto the grass...and so on. So all in all theres alot more work to be done on just that.
I know what youre thinking. What on earth is this going to be a painting of? Well I can tell you I drew inspiration from the book "Fragile Things" by Neil Gaiman which this collection is named after...and also something from up here in the north. Sweden is pretty much the most fantasy-ridden country I have been in. Despite theyre modern distain for all things magical - they do have some nice old folklore from way back when!
Stay tuned ^^
I have come up with concepts for all 10 paintings for the collection, and have to finish one every 2 weeks before Septembers show....so expect alot of stuff out of the woodwork over here :P
Have a great weekend everybody! :D