Author: ellabella

‘Last Sleep’

Starting to feel more finished now, I am really happy with the background and will hope to complete one more veil of colour over the darker areas to smooth the paint brush marks out. Then on to finishing the flowers and sleeping...

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‘Last Sleep’

‘Last sleep’ oil on board, darker background being painted in, I avoided this stage for a while as I was scared I would lose the layers I love dearly, I now love the new darker layers...

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Colour Veils

‘Last Sleep’ colour layers, I always put off this stage for as long as I am able to, enjoying the underpainting map before it is hidden forever, I always feel this stage of a painting is like being in early teens, not complete and quite a way off, showing some potential, but quite undeveloped! The fist layers I have washed in with veils of colour to try not to over saturate the...

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Last Sleep progress

Last sleep (16 x 22″, oil on traditional gesso board), another layer of the under painting, previous layers and pencil marks now hidden, I shall be sad to lose this layer to the next, but it must...

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