The long day is done
Sun shimmers on cobalt sea
Whispering good night
The second of my practice paintings is complete. What do you think? Today was crazy busy, so I only got one painting done, but I also rummaged through my other keys and found some more old ivory keys that are in good enough shape to use for this project. Now I can begin the series with twelve of them.
The next step is to give the series a name, and for that I need your help. I’m thinking of “Piano Portraits” or “Ivory Illustrations.” Which do you like better? Or perhaps you have another suggestion. Please cast your vote in the comments below. I want something that ties what it once was to what it now is. Of course, “portraits” in this case refers to its perspective rather than its subject matter.
I reworked the first one a bit today and messed it up, in my opinion. After comparing it to what it looked like yesterday, I would have been better off to leave it alone. I like how the path turned out, as the shading in more gradual now. But the trees have less definition instead of more. And my attempt at making a subfloor failed. I think I was trying to put too much detail into a micro landscape and ended up making it look manicured. It’s all a part of learning. It’s definitely harder to paint in a small space than in a large one.
If you are interested in seeing the other entries, you may check them out at the linkup.
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