Sunday, February 20, 2011
This image by Valri Ary appealed to me. The plump baby was experiencing her first ocean waves with delight. I wish we could all have those 'first time' experiences again.
I recycled a 10 x 10 canvas for this, undercoated it quickly with some orange acrylic that was leftover on a palette, then sketched in a line drawing in charcoal.
I blocked in some background and a few highlights, still using acrylics.
Then I laid in colours for the body
Then finally on to picking out some detail and refining the piece a bit more. All in, about 2 hours work and a great painting exercise.