The day I took the pictures was gorgeous spring day.
|Acrylic 12x12 gallery canvas|
I don't have a lot to say about this painting, except that I am so, so very happy with the final result, especially since I stepped away from it for a few months and for a while it looked like I wasn't going to finished. I had screwed up on perspective, and couldn't seem to get the color of the bricks and the grass looked like astroturf and et cetera, et cetera.
So I put it aside for a while as I finished other project, and this week came back to it with a vengeance. I think I've spent about 6-7 hours total on this piece and every minute of it was worth it.
Fun technical tidbit:
I don't have a scanner, so I have to use a camera to take these pictures. I don't have a good set-up so I have to try really hard to face the image dead-on. This doesn't always work and I end up cropping out bits of the corner that didn't fit right into a square or rectangle. I've found a tool in Digikam that will let me slightly alter the perspective without too much distortion in the image, so I can make it a perfect, all-90-degree angle square or rectangle before cropping.
Fun other stuff:
I've started my page at DeviantArt back up again so if you're interested in buying prints or just adding me to your watch list, please feel free.