This photos shows where I have done a rough sketch of my picture (and I use the term very loosely) with my homemade vine charcoal.
At this point, in the photo above, I was suppose to be blocking in the major shapes. I think this is where I start to get overwhelmed and begin to think that I've not done my blocking in correctly. I was already beginning to get nit-picky.
This is where I've stopped for the day. I can't seem to get a close-up of it today because of a glare when I photograph it ... maybe tomorrow it will be a little dryer and I'll edit this post with a finished photo.
I'm pretty satisfied with my first attempt, but feel I may do some touch-ups tomorrow.I still need to:
- Learn what brushes to use where. I seemed to want to use only one brush and had to force my self to try one that would work better.
- Remember that I can use either the thinner or linseed oil to mix with my paints to aid in painting. I think I used way too much paint, when I could have used a thinner application.
- Learn not to mess up my whole pile of paint to mix a color.
- Figure out what to do now with the paint left on my palette that isn't used.