Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Three Muses - Water

This weeks challenge topic over at the Three Muses blog is water.  I did a lot of thinking on this before I started painting.  I think because it has been so cold here and I am impatiently waiting for spring, I decided to paint a daffodil in a jar of water.  I tried to remember to take photos as I went along, so you can see the progression of the painting.  I hope you like it.

This first shot is after I had basecoated the canvas with black gesso, drawn the image on and started painting the background color.

In this picture I have filled in most of the areas of the painting with color. 

Adding shadows and highlights.

Continuing to add detail to the painting.

At this point, I collaged on polka-dots, added colored pencil and also watercolor crayons.

The finished painting with antiquing and rubber stamping.


30 comments:

peggy gatto said...

I just love this stylish piece!!

Lori Saul said...

A stunning piece Trisha and I love seeing the process of its creation. Beautiful work!

Leila Gervais said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for providing photos of the progress. :-)

Faye said...

Trisha, I love the daffodil. It's beautiful. So nice to see the step by step progress.

indybev said...

What a beautiful breath of spring, Trisha! Thank you for sharing your work in progress. It's so interesting to see the piece develop as you go along. The finish product is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Sandy said...

OMG your painting is really beautiful.
Really stunning piece. Love them.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Very beautiful, Trisha!

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

Judy said...

Very special painting, Trisha, those daffodils will soon be peeping through, thanks for sharing the progress of your art!

johanna said...

so beautiful - thanks for showing the steps!

WrightStuff said...

Thanks for the little taster of spring. It's snowing here! I love seeing the works in progress.

Femmy said...

wonderful!!!!

Willy said...

Fabulous piece, Trisha! Great to see the process of its creation.

Taluula said...

Oh my goodness, my jaw is on my shoe tops, this is a truly stunning piece. Bravo.

Silvia said...

Wow, wonderful painting.

Ozstuff said...

This is superb. I particularly love the way you take us through the painting from beginning to end - and the end product is wonderful. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's challenge.

Eila A said...

What a lovely painting! And quite an original take on the theme - flowers need water, indeed!

Alberta said...

Trisha, you have SURELY inspired me! Thank you so much for sharing the stages of your painting. I've never used black gesso as a basecoat, but I'm definitely going to give it a try. I really like the way your painting turned out with, especially with the elements of collage.

Rhonda said...

Terrific painting! Cheers!

Martina2801 said...

Stunning painting! It looks great.

José said...

Beautiful! And thank you for showing us 'the making of'.

vintage wil said...

Really beutiful pieces!!

Diane said...

I love where you took the challenge, and how you showed the process--I love seeing the artist's step by step process-thank you!

Effie said...

I love that .. it's fab!

Debby said...

Hi Trisha, love your water creation, and how fun to watch your progress. Great post. I have never played this challenge before but the artwork is incredible.
Debby

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Very good little sister - a post, a painting and a tutorial? Wow you are back in here like gang busters.. :)
tammy

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Beautiful! I loved seeing it in process!

Heather said...

wow, what an amazing process! The painting came out so beautifully~

AliMayes said...

This is great - you are so talented and it's fascinating to see how it evolved too!