Monday, 10 December 2012

Update on Life 5

 I thought it was probably time for a bit of an update on Life 5 - Shall I Be Mother?

The hair is almost done, just a bit more defining and twiddly bits. I really love how the paint bounces over the stitches and gives little hints of reflected light.

The cushion below has some shadow now, and I'll continue to build around this.

 The teapot is probably finished - maybe a spot more light on the tip of the spout and edges on the left hand side.

I think I'm going to put a pair of booties on the table in the space under her arm.
And a close up of the teapot. It's quite blurry when zoomed in on!

I took the quilt into Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum on Friday to talk about it's progress, so it's already had an outing.

Although I've been moaning about my lack of progress on it,  it is that time of year. Marzipaning the cake,  making pretty gift tags, putting together a photo album of 2012 for my mum (we've had an eventful year!) and having the odd lunch out with the family seem to have taken over just at the moment, but I must press on.

Can't wait to start Life 6 which also, strangely enough,  has an Oriental theme.


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    1. Cheers LTW. When I started painting hair and eyes were my two great difficulties, but I love doing them now - especially eyes.

  2. Hi Annabel,

    Great progress with the quilt. The painting is adding such dimension. So difficult to get hair to look anything like. The brushwork over the quilting is working perfectly.

    1. Cheers Laura! There's not much to do on the face of this one as it's profile of course....just one shut eye, half a nose and an ear, basically. I haven't resolved the screens yet and the shadows. The zen garden needs to be knocked back to balance it up a bit - or I could colour the screens. Not sure! A x