Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Preparing for the BIG painting #1

Thank you for cheering for me yesterday! The comments came so quickly that I was able to start with a big smile on my face. The first layer is down, but what I'm showing now is not the big painting. Actually it is pretty big (18"x30") but it's not "the BIG" painting.
 The lady I am painting for asked for angels, but not in my usual bright colors. She is going to reuse a frame that she likes, so the measures have to be precise. 
Original Angel mixed media painting by Zorana
I did a trial painting on watercolor paper, using a ratio that is adequate to the BIG painting, to see if I understood what she likes.
Original Angel mixed media painting by Zorana
 And she did. She liked the angels, the colors, the feel of the painting.... the only thing that wasn't good was - that in my head I turned the measures the way they suited me, not the way she wrote them.
Original Angel mixed media painting by Zorana
 It is supposed to be a landscape painting... which is a completely different story. Time to rethink the composition, size, everything... Good thing that I am in a mood for challenges!
Original Angel mixed media painting by Zorana

6 comments:

  1. Ooh shame it didn't work out as the lady expected it, it sure is lovely, custom work can be tricksy at times!!

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  2. Very, very beautiful. There's a feeling of real emotion in this work, Jo x

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  3. Ohhhhh it is beautiful. Love the palette. No doubt you will meet the challenge with grace and ease. And you are so fast!

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  4. The feeling of the painting is lovely! I love the angel with her eyes closed.
    It's easier to paint from your own ideas and feelings, than follow instructions from someone else.
    I'm sure the landscape version will be beautiful.

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  5. Hi Zorana!! long time.. your new work is beautiful! I love what you've done with this painting, the colours are gorgeous.
    xoxo

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