Monday, October 11, 2010

Grisaille Pears update and Happy Thanksgiving Canada

If you're a Canadian, like me, Happy Thanksgiving!

I started this grisaille painting about two years ago.  (Two years!  I really AM a slow painter, aren't I?)  Here's the last posting I did on it. 

To get back into some painting, I decided to work on it.  So, here's a few shots of what I did tonight on it as well as a few of the older shots.  Mostly, I added more colour to the pears, then put in the background.  The black background was tricky and had to be done fast.  It's three coats of WN Blue Black, a gorgeous black that has been discontinued I think.  The fourth pic shows the background still very wet.  After the three coats, I painted on a coat of just clear water to even out some darker areas.  Worked well.  Then, as shown in the fifth pic, I added some colour to the bottom section of the background.  More to follow..... 





 

9 comments:

debwardart said...

They look good to me! And, for some reason, I find that you completing a painting even more slowly than I do makes me very happy! So Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and thanks for making me happy, too!

Deb Léger said...

Hi Deb,

LOL, I'm glad I'm not the only slow painter but not so glad about knowing I'm the slowest of the slow. Thanks for the wishes. I'm working more on the pears now .....

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb. Thank you for visiting and commenting! I was just on your blog, and I love your "process" photo series. I was also so sorry to hear about Moosie. I had to euthanize my beautiful mare 3 years ago [ we'd been together 20 years]

Ann Buckner said...

You can see me but I'm dancing for joy that you are painting again. I love the realistic pears with their lovely textures and colors. Hope you had a lovely long weekend.

RHCarpenter said...

This is beautiful!!! Love the richness of the colors on the pears - almost like an oil painting :)

Sadami said...

Dear Deb,
Lovely work! Thank you for visiting my blog and very happy to know you restarting painting. Please make lots of beautiful works and make us happy.
Kind regards, Sadami

Deb Léger said...

Hi Kathryn, Ann, Rhonda and Sadami,

thanks for stopping by!

Kathryn, it must have been soooo difficult for you to say goodbye to your mare. I'm glad you like the process pics. I was thinking the other day that maybe I'd just put finished paintings up but now, maybe not.

Hi Ann, I'm dancing too! This one is almost done and I have to think on what I"ll do next.

Hi Rhonda, you know me and colour, lol. Thanks, I was going for an oil painting look for this.

Hi Sadami, I love your work! I hope my paintings make anyone who looks at them happy! Thanks!

Deb

Marta Belas Artes said...

Vim conhecer seu trabalho e achei muito bom, vou seguí-la, pois pretendo aprender outros jeitos de pintar. Um abraço e bom fim de semana. Se desejar me conhecer também, será muito bem vinda.

Deb Léger said...

Obrigado Marta muito! (Desculpe eu não falar Português, mas eu traduzi este com o tradutor do Google.) Vou explorar o seu blog hoje.