Monday, 28 May 2007

Background Story..

Was quite a busy weekend, though still managed to achieve some intense painting. I painted the background a very dull dark green. Then while still wet, I painted strokes for the leaves in a light green. As I was painting wet, they blended into each other, which was exactly what I wanted them to do - thank god! So I now have a dark background with subtle hints of leaves - I basically want the background to be slightly blurred - just showing enough to hint at what it is. Now I haven't touched the rest since last week - so I still need to do the hair, gown and some decorations in her hair. Here you go...





5 comments:

michelle giacobello said...

You should be really proud of yourself!

Daniel Sanger said...

thanks:) the background is lighter in real life - has come out a tad dark in the photo:)

Kasie Sallee said...

Wow! This is so pretty. The skin is very smooth. I admire anyone who can work in oils. I've tried but found out that I'm very allergic to them.
Great job!

Daniel Sanger said...

thanks for the kind words Kasie:) I'm glad you like it! Sorry to hear you're allergic to oils - Seems quite a few people are.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Wow daniel this is really coming along beautifully :) you have created such a smoothness for the face and the colour of it is just perfect .. give yourself a pat on the back .. cant wait to see the rest done :)