Tuesday, 6 October 2009

first stage - dawn


Dawn - work in progress, first stage

This is the roughed in start on the 40 inch canvas - sorry it's not a good photo - there is more dark sky that my arms weren't long enough to fit in the photo. It was wet and I wasn't going to wrestle with it anymore

I'd decided to work on it in the living room as husband was safely out for the day and wouldn't know

Dropped the oil paint loaded palette on carpet, hitting curtain on way down

got paint from wrist to armpit wrangling canvas and trying to catch palette

cleaned carpet

washed curtain

had shower to remove woad painted ancient briton look

decided NOT to work in living room again

More about it and the missing sky segment here

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

I would have paid big money to see the blue painted you.hehehe
Nice start on your painting for all that sweat equity!

muddy red shoes said...

oh noooo! Did he guess when he got home?

vivien said...

NOT a pretty sight Lindsay!

No he never did guess Sarah! I'd evidently cleaned up well enough :>D and the curtain was dry

Planning to do more this afternoon - but NOT in the living room - maybe out in the garden

maria said...

Ehehe..that's hilarious Vivien. I think it's all worth it, though. The piece looks great!

Anonymous said...

scraps said
Do you think that you will ever repeat the experiment?

vivien said...

Thanks Maria

and scraps - I sincerely hope not! not if you mean the juggling act with paints :>D

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

hie hie...very funny! DID you get the room clean? And I can bet you'll do it again, a little further down the road.
Nice work.
Ronelle

Katherine Tyrrell said...

So funny! When written down as opposed to when you are in the middle of it all!

vivien said...

funny when written - but not whilst juggling and saying some choice words :>D

oh no! I hope not again! but you are more than likely right