Thursday, May 31, 2012

Completed Sleeping Beauty

Gaylynn M. Robinson     Sleeping Beauty     8 1/4" X 10 1/2 "   Watercolor
I completed Sleeping Beauty and entered her in the Viewpoint Show that is scheduled for August.

I am pleased with the painting as a whole. I like the netting on the skirt of the dress,the hair and face. 
What I am on the fence about is the couch. More specifically the pillows behind her.
I had debated on making the couch a solid color, which would have been 
easier to make the creases and movement in the cushions. However, I felt that would
have taken away the charm of the scene.

So fingers crossed that the judge likes her too!

Gaylynn

Saturday, May 19, 2012

WIP Sleeping Beauty

Gaylynn M. Robinson     Sleeping Beauty WIP     Watercolor

I have jumped around a lot in this painting.
I have the dresses layers,
the skin tones and hair all started. 
If that wasn't enough, I have the beginning washes on the couch.
Sometimes I wish I could  just do one area 
at a time. But, I always get ahead of myself.
I need to slow my pace. :-)

I am not sure how I will do her waistband
of sequins and silver star barrettes. 
Hoping I don't muddy the shadows.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP Ladies At Tea

Gaylynn M. Robinson     Ladies At Tea WIP     Watercolor
I have added the some shadows in the skin tone 
on the face, neck, arms and the hair
on the ladies.

School is winding down. I have seven days 
(six with interns) until summer break. 
I am looking forward to catching up on many
things around the house. Painting is at the top of my list.

Of course, there is household chores, my summer job and
the up coming wedding of my oldest daughter 
in early July. 
But,
All those things are for me and I am excited to begin!

I was stressing over getting these paintings done for the
May 31st deadline for Viewpoint.
Then I read my friend Rhonda's blog about
letting go, because she too was trying to paint for
the opportunity to get into the show. 
Rhonda did not like the fact that her painting became a chore.
She was painting to enter a show and not for the
enjoyment of the process.
In that moment I let go.
I excepted that if one or both gets done then
I will enter. If not, oh, well. There are other
shows to enter when I have something I 
am proud of and ready to enter.

Thanks Rhonda for your sound advice.

Gaylynn


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day -Sleeping Beauty WIP

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and all the mom's reading this blog.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
 
I am still working on the Ladies At Tea, but 
I have another painting started that I wanted to share. 

Since I am the mother of three girls I could relate to this scene.

Gaylynn M. Robinson     Sleeping Beauty     Watercolor WIP
I chose this pose to paint because I liked the "story" of the girl 
worn out after her exciting evening and the dress. 
The dress is layers of netting in yellow orange and hot pink.
I laid in a base coat to the dress and flesh tones.

Gaylynn M. Robinson     Sleeping Beauty     Watercolor WIP 
Then I began layering the different colors on the dress.
I am liking the challenge of the dresses layers of netting.

Happy Mother's Day
Gaylynn

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