Today I was able to spend a little more time on Billie and to begin creating the background. Most of the notes were painted with a dark green and will be transformed into the lake. The sky has been painted as well as a layer of trees over it. I lost the natural light that I was relying on to gauge my color usage so work I will discontinue for tonight. I will pick back up with Billie. -Beth
I haven't gotten too far but due to my work schedule, I haven't had much opportunity. For comparison, I'll attach the last update.
Today I began painting a blues inspired work using acrylics. Progress was slow, but I won't be satisfied with the result unless I take my time. The theme is blues greats drowning in music and liquor. The scene includes a row-boat, lake, catfish, dock, bottle of whiskey, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, and Charlie Parker. A lot more work is left to do.