Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Lighting Up the Louvre work-in-progress
With the 2nd annual Mayor's Gala almost upon me, I thought I'd better get in a Paris state-of-mind (the theme of this year's Gala is "Paris by Night") so to that end, I had a browse through my hundreds of photos and settled on a lamp post to paint. I literally just drew the lamp to start with, because I wasn't in the mood for anything else.
Once the lamp came together, I thought "why not?" and started sketching the Louvre behind it. From there I continued adding details, letting each wash dry and a bit of time go by before attacking it again.
Tonight I finished the statues on the front, took a step back and thought: "well, it's good...but it's kind of wishy-washy..."
Out came the Vermillion, and well - you can see where I'm at now. Tomorrow is a new day, and I'll reassess the situation then. I need to add some window details, and maybe (maybe) I'll tone down that red.
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