Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Egrets, after Three Weeks' Work

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Changes are harder to see now. I did add a plant to the lower left corner, and spent a lot of time refining the big plant in the middle in front of the birds. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Foodie Break

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Foodie break for Father's Day to make Nick's favorite semolina cake, also with almond meal, orange, and layers of marzipan and apricot jam under the chocolate icing. Let me know if you want the recipe. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Egrets, Days 16 and 17

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The last couple of days have been slow, gradually shading the feathers on the egret on the right. Once it was done, I decided to refine the branch coming in from the right. Next I'll add light and shadow to it. The lower left corner remains unresolved.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Egrets, Days 14 and 15

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Progress feels slow as I paint in the grass and add details to the foreground plants. As I do, I also need to adjust the whites in the egret feathers. I'm not sure yet what to add to the lower left corner, if anything.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Egrets, Day 13

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Try as I might, I never seem to be able to lay something out in final form from the start. I thought I'd be putting two egrets in a grassy field, but it looked flat and boring. Today, I started "planting" a garden for them instead.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Egrets, Day 12

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I had originally intended to put the egrets in a grassy field, but I can't seem to help myself adding other plants. I'm just getting started.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Egrets, Day 11

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After a week and a half of houseguests, I'm finally painting again, mostly refining the shading on feathers and darkening legs and grass.