Ever since the Turtle moved into our place, I have been dying to fill this HUGE space in our stairwell with a painting. Every time I walk down the steps it's blank whiteness begs me to put something there. Four years after the Turtle moved here (and 2 years after I have), I've finally done it!
It never occurred to me as I struggled to stuff all 3ft x 4ft of canvas into my backseat that I might be biting off a little more than I could chew.
|What have I gotten myself into?!|
The only way to sketch was to stand the canvas up because I couldn't stretch far enough to reach all of it was lying down. I started to feel overwhelmed when I got going because it is really hard to get perspective on something so big! I had to keep stepping back to get a clear view of it, and then by the time I stepped closer to sketch more, I lost all perspective again.
This was going to take forever.
But oddly, once I got the initial sketch of the castle done, the painting went really smoothly.
I'll admit, I really wasn't sure if I'd be able to do this painting. But once I stepped back and saw how the well the castle had come out, my worries melted away!
And finally, after tweaking it 3 times after I swore I was done (the problem with having it propped up and staring at me while I watched DWTS last night)....
|The Magic Kingdom - 36" x 48" Acrylic|
I can't wait to make the Turtle hang this up! Time to start something new!