Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby Giraffe



So here is the painting after the final pour of primary colors.  This provides the undercolor for the placement of lights and darks.



And here is the next stage where the mother's coat has its first pass and the background is in place.  I am about to remove the masking from the baby and begin on its features.  My next posting will have the first and maybe even the second pass of color done!


11 comments:

mari said...

I love watching works in progress. Can't wait to see what's next!

Joanne said...

Hi Mari! How is your summer going? Thanks for your visit and comment. :-)

theresamillerwatercolors said...

That baby giraffe is coming along wonderfully! Hope you are having a great summer!

Paz said...

I'm loving this work in progress, too! Loving it.

Paz

Vern Schwarz said...

Wow Joanne, the background has such depth and richness. This will be amazing as it progresses. Sorry I haven't been blogging much, but I wanted to tell you how much I love the rhino. This is a great series that you are working on.

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Joanne said...

Hi Theresa! How are you doing?I have been checking your blog, and thought you must be on vacation... glad to hear from you. Yes - I am having a great summer... the 2 words just seem to go together "great" and "summer"! I must go and visit your blog now and see what you have been up to. Cheers!

Joanne said...

Hi Paz,
Thanks for your wonderful visit and words for me. I always enjoy seeing your name pop up!

Joanne said...

Hi Vern,
Thank you for your words to me... you know that I value your judgment, and I love that you are enjoying this series. I keep checking to see what you have been up to... love the painting of your relatives! Hope you are able to get lots of painting in this summer. :-)

Jean Victory said...

Wow! Joanne,
Watercolor looks like a lot of work...I think I'll stick with oils and pastels. This piece is coming along wonderfully. Take care!

Joanne said...

Hi Jean,
For a lot of people, watercolor is quick and easy... but for the effect I want, it is stage by stage. On the other hand, I find pastels to be really tricky! So I guess we each have our one medium that sings for us! Hope your summer is fantastic. :-)