I thought this month would be a good time to get my image of my Purple Smoke tree off the computer and onto an easel.
On the tree itself they were pinky-purple against purply-red and didn’t show up, so I picked a few flowers and scanned them.
My first attempts squished the poor flowers so this one was placed on the scanner with a white piece of paper laid gently on top. It’s a tad squished but much better than some of my earlier scanning results.
Step 2 was to rough in the image in colour acrylics, and then transfer my black and white laser print images to the painting. I also started adding the leaves and sky.
I haven’t quite finished it yet but I’m running out of time. Here it is in the backyard with the smoke tree just behind; the painting seems to attract tiny flies that get stuck to the wet paint…
It still needs work but here it is so far…
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