I finally worked on the darn thing today. I thought I would show some pictures that highlight the steps up to this point.
This is a pencil sketch that is in my sketch book. Nothing more than a doodle, but a lot of fun to do.
This is the sketch that was done on canvas. First with pencil, then black thinned with turpentine.
This is a quick wash of color on the canvas. The oil paint is thinned with turpentine and dried fairly quick.
And this is where I left off a little while ago. Basically, the canvas is covered with paint. Some things I like how they are working out. And some things don't look so good.
First thing, I don't like the blue - it is going to go away. The bottom left corner fails miserably. Then there is the round blob centered near the bottom. BLECH! There are some other things that bug me - those are the ones bothering me the most. Well, I'm going to go take my brush and "draw" some corrections I know I want to make, and then think about it a bit.