Thursday, 31 May 2012

Happy Endings, a work in progress

After having read the book "Night over Water" I wanted to pick a scene to paint for the Book Challenge on Painting Friends.

But the scene I fancied - the plane flying at night, I couldn't find a copyright free pic of the plane. As the planes no longer exist, I doubt I ever will.

There was a love triangle in the novel and a surprise element made it work out for the best - and as this was a luxury voyage, I decided to paint three glasses of pink champagne and call it Happy Endings - and chucked in the cherry as the surprise element .

The drawing


The masking



Areas painted with new gamboge, followed by a mix of Winsor red true and Quin red. These were done to give me a feel of where I was in the painting. I'll be painting light to dark with the rest :)


More to follow another day :)

14 comments:

  1. For a moment I thought you had a margarita party that I wasn't invited to! Good to know it's not the case :D

    You have a great start here, I love that you've make it dynamic ading those splashes, can't wait for more!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pat,
    What and ending in the making. I loved that drawing. I can already feel that super slow motion photogrpahy kind of feel here. Waiting for it now.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very nice! (I’ll take a glass, please!)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is looking stunning pat! Can't wait to see more of it. :)) And I've always been a sucker for a good love triangle. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love it! And I like the story behind the painting! Cheers!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh yes the cherry which dips into the glass is the real element of surprise, I look forward to seeing the end.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is nice to see the stages of this painting growing step by step.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This looks like its going to be AMAZING! I can't wait to see it finished! I love how the cherry is making all of those splashes :0))

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's looking good so far. Can't wait to see the rest

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is very cool, Pat. I like it, and I LOVE the cherry. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This will be gorgeous..I know it !

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, you have me on the edge of my seat ... can't wait to see how this comes out.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I can't wait to see this one! So far, it is looking great!

    ReplyDelete
  14. glasses / champagne is hard to paint. it has to be convincing or its subtle storytelling will fail.

    can't wait to see the final output.

    ReplyDelete

Blogging should be fun, so no word veri here, just moderation.
Whether you comment or view, thank you for visiting.

Related Posts with Thumbnails