New Painting, Step Three: Major Colors

I did get a couple hours to work on the painting yesterday. Not a lot, but enough to get started on the dress and the lounge upholstery. The definite highlight was getting to work again with baby Dorothy in tow. She went in the moby wrap and we bounced around to a record as I worked at the easel. It was a charmed life moment. A later afternoon session saw her a lot more grabby, so it didn’t last long. No cadmium red for baby.

Saturday painting progress

Right now I’m just blocking in the main areas of color. Some of this will have to be balanced as I progress. I’m feeling like things are getting a little too saturated vs. the skin tone (which almost always happens for me), so I’ll probably go over the lounge with a transparent layer of ochre. I’ll save that step for later on though, once more colors are blocked in.

More later on!