I was a bit negligent in getting the progress paintings posted for "Symbiotic Dance...", so here is a series of images showing the progression from day one to completion, (approximately 4 weeks). The initial concept sketch is hiding somewhere in one of my sketchbooks - so will find that and post it later. This painting measures 4foot square. Enjoy!
|day 1 - sketch and blocking in|
|Day 2 - blocking in colors of first flower|
|Day 3 - blocking in and modeling the first flower|
|Day 4 - blocking in and modeling the 2nd flower|
|Day 5 - starting to take shape, colors are fairly set and movement is where |
I want it to be... what about the colors and values?
|Day 6 - varying the colors of the leaves and petals and shapes|
|Day 7 - set up a still life so I could verify the colors and shadows|
and noted that the greens needed much warming up
|Day 8 - not seeing a huge change here, but refined some of the |
yellow petals a bit more and tweaked colors overall
|Day 9 - revising the direction of the light on the|
left sunflower and making sure the shadows are true
|Day 10 - last day on the easel, color, value and some petal adjustments|
|(completed) "The Symbiotic Dance of Balance and Bliss" oil painting on 48" x 48" canvas ©Laura Gable|