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?
|"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!