Progression on the We Are Tennessee Exhibit for the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs. Canvas will be scanned and the wall will be wrapped. Artist entries will be reproduced and mounted in blocks.Read More
Initial photo and sketch
Sketch from photograph. Crop image aesthetically for better design on canvas. Transfer design to canvas.
After completing an initial sketch I transferred this image on a non-flexible board
Ended up adding gloss varnish to the entire surface and not just on the droplets to imply moisture on the leaf, just one coat though as compared to the droplets which have multiple
Close view of droplets on a leaf. Used glossy gel medium on droplets with the rest of the leaf in flat finish.
Goal: Work on statues so they pop to the foreground.
Still laying bricks...I have never been this immersed in a painting. Thought this would be monotonous, but there is something therapeutic about building this structure brick by brick.
The detail on this building is beautiful! Look on the right side of the painting where the detail is complete and the illusion of depth. I feel this painting does not need to be hung out of hands reach. It needs to be touched and experienced.