The first day I pretty much just sketched it in with a little color. The second day I was able to spend time making corrections to the drawing and working on the skin colors. Today was a fun day - making decisions about the background and working on Marion's face as well as the clothing. I'm not sure yet what I want to do with the light source. There are several possibilities running through my head, so I'll just have to spend a little more time thinking it through. The third picture came out a little blurry, but you can see the color changes.
This is just a small - 12" x 12" - painting on a gallery wrapped canvas. I prefer the gallery wraps because they have a finished look without having to frame them. Whomever buys the painting can then leave it unframed or pick out a frame of their choice.
Tomorrow night is Northern Prairie Arts "An Evening with Dickens" which replaces our usual "Arts Night @ the Pub" which is held every second Thursday evening at Dempsey's Brew Pub in Watertown. The first event was in April, so we nearly have a year under our belt. We're very happy with the turnout at every event so far, so are looking forward to taking it into a new year. This is every second Thursday at 5:00 at Dempsey's Brew Pub in Watertown, SD. If you're in the area at that time, please come up and introduce yourself to us. It's a fun time.