Thursday, December 08, 2011

Work in Progress - Sunlight and Textures

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 Update 2 Day 11 - still working on the face......




Today the sunlight really captured the textures of an acrylic painting  I  have been working on  as a Christmas gift for my daughter Jill.  It is a study of a painting by Robert Phillips called "Scout" (see last photo below).  My daughter saw it on the set of  "Gossip Girls" and asked me if I would paint it for her.

I am about 60% done and am working on it for an hour or so a day, hoping that amount of time will allow me to finish it in time for December 25th.






















 Work in Progress - Study of Richard Phillip's painting "Scout" 
 40 x 30 inches acrylic on wrapped canvas
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Above are photos of the work-in-progress, from top left down and then up again. Similar to looking at your work in a mirror, it's helpful to see a photograph for me to determine where I'm going wrong...or right.  I'm continually surprised at how the photographs change depending on the time of day, whether or not I've used a flash, sunshine as well as incandescent lighting in the evening shots.


Here's the photograph I am working from (it's also shown above as the last lower photo on the right in the series above as a reference) - 

Original - "Scout" -Richard Phillips


 Photo from the set of Gossip Girls - Original Painting "Scout" by Richard  Phillips



7 comments:

rivergardenstudio said...

What amazing studies in color you have here. Love the close-ups and your whole painting. I hope you are having a beautiful December...
roxanne

rivergardenstudio said...

What amazing studies in color you have here. Love the close-ups and your whole painting. I hope you are having a beautiful December...
roxanne

Joanna said...

Oh WOW! How clever are you?! Brilliant artwork, your daughter will be so happy.

x

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG, Trudi!!!! She's going to be bowled over by your generosity, talent and creativity!!! What a fabulous gift. I've been an absentee this fall . . . lots of stuff going on lately, but will send a private email soon. Your butterfly post made my heart sing!!! Can't believe that someone in the Philippines participated - such a universal project. Sending Love! ♥ Terri xoxo

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful, she will love this! hope you are enjoying the holiday season... xox

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

This is turning out fabulous Trudi. Jill is going to be delighted. Your photos are great too.

Jill Zaheer said...

What an amazing and generous gift for Jill! I just love seeing the process and different stages of your painting along with the photos. I once did a portrait of my husband, and just the same as you indicate, depending on the sunlight, time of day and lighting, the image would change. I finally decided on one photograph to use and worked from that. Otherwise, each day I would be changing my painting- and never get it "right"! Just love your shading and precision for your copy of the painting. You're so talented! Happy holidays!