Thursday, April 21, 2011
Having a Wonderful Time in my Studio
Day Seven: I started working on this piece of my grandson, Connor seven days ago. I have been doing nothing but eating, sleeping, and working in my studio. Yes, I'm loving it.
When I see these two photos together I see some things I need to do, especially to the eyes.
I'm going to post a photo of what I accomplished at the end of each day.
Day one: I felt that I got off to a good start.
Day two: Got the rest of the face done today, with a little yet to do around the eyes. Started on the yellow part of the pineapple but hit such a wall that I decided to move on to something else.
Day Four: It's starting to go together.
Day five: Not an easy task to build a hand. I know it doesn't look like much here but the missing parts will be covered up. Again a whole day's work.
Day six: Had to search for fabric today to make Connor's shirt. For the background behind his head and for the table under the pineapple. I had a fabulous piece of navy blue fabric with lights and darks to make the folds and highlights hand dyed by Vicki Welsh. I found two pieces that I thought would work for the background and decided on this commercial green/gold. The table fabric is also a hand dyed piece.
Day Seven: Worked on the fruit of the pineapple today, added the bits and pieces to make the area around where the leaves stop and the fruit starts. Put everything together and it's almost done. I have a bit more to do around Connor's eyes and a little adjusting in getting everything to fit and the top will be finished.
This is the most intense I have worked on a piece in a long time. It usually takes me months to get this far. You might say I'm obsessed. I quit about 5:30 today so I could make dinner. After I went upstairs I called back to my husband and asked him to go in my studio and "if you can find it, please bring my camera up". When I got ready to download my photos this showed up. Funny husband!
Guess what I'm doing tomorrow?