Friday, May 20, 2016

Cycad Painting 7

© Ellen Blonder
Here's the bromeliad shaping up. 
© Ellen Blonder

And here it is with the colorful flower bracts. It needed something on the right for balance, so I've added some fan palm leaves.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Cycad Painting 6

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I've got to add some color. I can't let this just be a goat by himself in green grass. There's a bromeliad I've been wanting to paint, and I now have it sketched into the lower left corner. I'll decide what else to add after I work on that.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cycad Painting 5

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This is a backward way to paint, using a size 0 brush to add background behind the finished cycad fronds and around the goat's fur. It feels like it's going to take forever, but at least I can feel space in the picture now.