Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Magic of 4-Leaf Clovers WIP

This is the painting I'm working on today based on a reference photo of us sitting in a yard full of clover.  Still have lots to do especially with the little girl's facial skin tones and features plus the folds and shadows in the clothing.  I probably will have to use gesso or acrylic to put in some of the clover unless I get lift enough of the green.

4 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is wonderful! It will definitely be a winner.

debwardart said...

This will be a charming painting of your memories. I can feel a light breeze and smell the clover! You've got a good impression of the sun and shade.

Katherine Thomas said...

I'm so glad that you, too, have taught your children about the magic of four leaf clovers! I teach my students about them every year. This year, one of my very active little boys, actually focused long enough to find one on the playground, on St. Patricks Day! How unbelievable is that!
I'm also curious to know about how you're using acrylic or gesso over watercolor. That sounds intriguing.

Ann Buckner said...

Christiane, thank you. Next time I will paint the child's face first as I am having problems with it. :(

Deb, glad the impression of sun and shade is coming through. :)

Katherine, how cool and I bet that little boy was so excited.

I use a very light glaze of the gesso or acrylic almost like a watercolor wash. When it dries, I can then paint over it with watercolor if I wish. I

am hoping though I don't have to either of those because I would like this painting to be pure watercolor.