Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jordaan Viola

For several days I've been collecting bits and pieces for a complicated still life series, and taking digital photographs, switching out elements and tweaking the light. I have more items coming. Meanwhile, I still managed to do a little painting, and tomorrow will be entirely dedicated to the canvas.
I worked on the copper lamp base on the far left, and added the rim of the bike's front wheel and a layer of dark beneath and behind the bike. Lightened up the fuchsia velvet cloth. Just started turning the edge of the rug into fringe. I still need to add some dents and ridges to the scuttle, push the darks and lights, and define the leaves on the ground in the background. Last of all, I'll paint the spokes of the bike wheel and the two busted strings on the viola.
I am going to set aside the photography and tomorrow I am going to paint on the Kunst. It's time to bring it back onto the front burner and work on it until it's done.


  1. Hi Virginia,

    I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but don't think it got through. You are an amazing painter. Super job.
    I like your cheerful explanations too.


  2. Thanks Barbara. I'm still figuring out how to post comments on the blog. I've just called in an expert (my son). Hope this works.


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