May 28, 2010

"The Biglin Brothers Racing", day 5

All done! I repainted the sky, to give it more depth. I made the sky lighter and yellower toward the tree line. I also worked on the trees and on the boats on the left. A little on the water. In a couple of weeks I will start my next copy, "Wapping" by Whistler.

"Wapping" by James McNeil Whistler, my next copy. Will I be sorry?

May 21, 2010

"The Biglin Brothers Racing", day 4

I think just one day to go. I repainted every part except for the sky.

May 15, 2010

Biglin Brothers Racing, Day 3

Day 3, on the easel. Not the greatest, with the shadow of the easel, but oh well. I figure maybe one more day and I'll call it done. I need to work on the figures and the water. I've really brightened up the colors, because I figure the original is pretty dirty. I can't imagine a sunny day being as dingy and dark as the original looks. It's due to go on tour in July, and I'm sure they'll clean it first. I look forward to seeing it without the grime. In the meantime, I'm painting my copy as if it was a sunny day. Click on the photo for a larger view.