This is my newest picture. Soft pastels on paper.
My big project is already finished and now you can see result of it.
I think it is enormous!!! It has 180cm x 100 cm, varnished and it is hanging on main wall in living room between two lamps. I look at it every day and I’m proud of myself I finished it and I like it so much.
Do you see some details which I added from previous time? Yes/no? Of course – it is third tree next to gate and people in windows. You thought it is abonded city? Suprise! – it is not, in this fantasy city people live and are happy – probably.
Some question which some people asked me about it and I am happy to answer it:
- Why grayscale? It is enormous so maybe colorfull will be better? – Colorfull would be overwhelming. Beside all my home is in black-white-gray colours with some yellow accent so colours was chosen to fit to the apartment.
- What polar bear is doing there? – I think this is the question which everyone asks yourself. The answer is – polar bear has a function to the art recipient stopped in front of this painting at the very moment and asked yourself exactly this question. The polar bear make you wonder what about is this art.
If you have more questions about this painting – don’t hesitate to ask.
All houses in the city painted, second arch painted even two trees appeared. Paints are on every inch of canvas so you can think why it is not finished yet? It still need some details which I decided and there were omitted in sketch.
Now I can tell that I decided to give up yellow paint as on sketch. I still think it is very good idea but I do not feel confident with my skills. I am afraid I can destroy effect which I already see. As I wrote some posts before big scale means every mistake is very good seen by everyone who is looking on it. What is more this project is made for home use and that means this painting will be hanging in our living room – everyday I will want to look at something nice without mistakes.
One curiosity – to paint two trees on first plan I used ear buds – it is also easy way to paint detailed trees.
Are you ready to see final effect? …. coming soon
The work is on… from left to right… – that means next step was stairs and more stairs and some houses.
Every day when I start to continue paint I see some details which need to be corrected imediately in previous stage which I thought was ready. These situations prolong time to finish my big project but they are also necessary for the success of this project.
Lots of time I spent with houses’ roofs because I focused on detailes of tiles.
Almost half of space on canvas was coverd by paints.
Next progress in my big project is the castle, forest and the bear – strictly polar bear. Bigger scale has a big adventage that all details is easier to catch. On the other hand it is also big disadventage when some detail is made incorrectly you can’t hide it. So every mistake is seen very clearly.
Forest was painted by using fan brush. I like it and use it very often. It is easy way to make nice trees. Adding polar bear gave a little of life to this picture. Don’t you see?
Stage two of draft which I showed you last week. In this one I added yellow colour in windows and lamps. Also reflections around lamps are little yellow but don’t know why my scanner didn’t catch it. Hmmm… I think my scanner isn’t very high quality.