Finally! A productive week and a great way to start February. (Already?? How the heck did that happen??) Inspired and encouraged by your responses to my pages in the Travelling Sketchbook last week, I decided to get my act together and work on the Christmas paintings I started in December. This is a foursome that will eventually hang together in a grid - at least that's the plan...
I think I have finished the Nutcracker. I need some advice though...
Nutcracker - finished??
I am uncertain about the background for these. Last time someone suggested underpainting it red and green. I think that helped. Then I thought copper might be nice...
then I didn't...
This painting (below - my favourite by my now-deceased sister) will come down and the four paintings will hang here over the holiday season. (I decorate with paintings too - is that weird?)
The wall is a creamy colour with a hint of yellow and I want to co-ordinate with that.
Clara - WIP
Clara is the second in the series and for Clara I also need some help. Again, I'm unsure about the background, and I know I need another coat of paint on the nutcracker... but what about her hair? I think of her as blonde but might black hair be more effective? What do you think?
Clara - WIP - with her model nutcracker... (against that wall)
I also did a bit of work on the remaining two paintings:
Mouse King - WIP
Herr/Professor Drosselmeyer - WIP
Any recommendations are appreciated!
I also started Ayala Art's new challenge for February - 29 Faces. Great inspiration - especially if you are like me and want to practice "portraiture".. (Doesn't it sound fancy saying it that way!) Here is #3...
Want to join in?