Now the fun has begun.....details. Oh how I love details. Painted an entire morning on the eggshell and fussed with the eaglets for half an hour today. I am really obsessed with making them look fuzzy. I still am not happy with them. More to come.
I have gotten a few more hours in the studio and here is the progress on the eagles project. I have started to actually paint the leaves on the tree, no detail in them yet. I worked a lot lately on laying in more of the tangle of branches. It amazes me how long it is taking to lay in these branches with just an initial layer of color. I am having to really think about whether or not the arrangement makes sense with regard to the construction of the nest. Again, I am not terribly concerned with detail, simply trying to find the correct forms, shadows and values.
I am still laying in the initial layer. Checking it against the drawing as I go. Making sure the shadows and lights are correct and not worrying about the details at this stage. Unfortunately I am not getting much studio time these days. That should change shortly.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
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