Wednesday, January 19, 2011

V-I-P (Vanitas in Progress)

VIP, in this case stands for
"Vanitas in Progress".
I've been wanting to do a vanitas painting for quite awhile. If you're not familiar with that term click here for more information from Wikipedia.
At 24x36, I think this is the largest painting I've ever done. So... "daily painting"??? Ha! You've got to be kidding.
So here's the first three days work.
First day was spent drawing and transferring. I didn't bother to put up a separate pic for that because there's still enough of it left visible for you to get the idea.
Second day was on the tablecloth. That was painted first so it would be dry when I'm ready to put in the lace pattern.
Third day I worked on the background. Black satin with a pattern in it. Can you say tedious"? Why do I do these things to my self? Oh yeah, that's right, it's all about the challenge. ... Stay tuned.

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