Coming along, coming along. I hope to finish it up by tomorrow. I’m doing a lot of squinting and taking pictures and squinting some more. Since I tend to work all over the place, it’s easy to miss spots because my brain fills in the blanks. When I look at it from my camera’s lcd screen, the omissions jump out at me.
Skelly Dance at Bougival, WIP, 24×12″ pastel on Canson paper.
I am going to be leaving on vacation later this week, so posts may be sparser (is that a word?) for the next week or two. I think I’ll bring just pastel pencils and a sketchbook this time, since I’m flying and space is at a premium.
A start on another skelly painting, this an homage to Renoir’s Dance at Bougival. I love this painting so it’s a pleasure to copy it. Look at that swooshy pink dress! And the red hat! With fruit! Love it.
The initial sketch was charcoal and then I made a quick grid and went over it with a sangquine pastel pencil. I wasn’t too far off except for the placement of her head.
Blocking in colors. I love the guy’s shoes. So fancy.
More pink, really going after the suit colors.
Getting serious about the skull on the left, now. More to come!
Here’s Miss Leila, with the background filled in. I think I’m going to try it again, but using opposite colors. So her face and arms will be green, her jeans will be orange and red and the foliage will be orange, too. Let’s see how that works…