Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Please Stand Clear of the Doors...

Hey, remember me? I know it's been ages since I've blogged. Those of you who like my facebook page have seen some of my posts bitching about the painting from hell. Yeah, yeah, I know you've heard that from me before. Anyway, I've been slaving away on this one painting for that long!

I'd had this picture of the monorail in Epcot sitting in my prospective painting folder since last year and just couldn't get up the courage to do it. Honestly, I figured I never would because it just seemed a little too complicated and I could foresee all the many different ways I could screw it up. But, after tackling so many difficult paintings this year, each one more challenging than the next, I found some nerve and tried my hand at it. (hehe, tried my hand)

I started out with a bang, by choosing the wrong size canvas and completely ruining it with a sketch...That one will be thrown to my sacrificial art pile!

Here's the sketch on the correct size canvas...

That's when I realized just how much harder this painting was. Besides being so tricky getting the monorail perspective right, painting it was the worst. With so many intricate colors, I could only do a little section at a time. Talk about painstaking, de-motivating and soul crushing!

Can you tell I was putting off painting the monorail?

And finally, drum roll please.........................

"Please Stand Clear of the Doors"
24" x 36" original acrylic painting on canvas

Dabbing that last paintstroke never felt so good! During the end, my mom was over working on her longstitch while I painted, and the 2 of us were crabbing away like Statlor & Waldorf about our art. It was very cathartic :-)

And now, I'm thinking black and white. I'm so sick of mixing colors!