Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dark Rooster - 9

© Ellen Blonder
I like the ferns, but now I realize the sky is too dull and I don't like the background tree trunks. It's time to paint them out. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dark Rooster - 8

© Ellen Blonder
The Hawaiian morning glory on in the left foreground wasn't working, so I'm going to try ferns instead. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dark Rooster - 7

© Ellen Blonder
I'm back on the mainland, eager to add details to the blue jade vine. It's a complicated plant, but more so in the drawing than the painting. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Dark Rooster - 6

© Ellen Blonder
It's time to work on the background plants. I'm sorry I will also be returning to the mainland before I can finish this.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Dark Rooster - 5

© Ellen Blonder
What was I thinking? Croton leaves have intricate color patterns that feel impossible to capture, and it feels like it's taking forever to paint.