I absolutely LOVE step-by-step photos....and I love taking pictures of the different stages of my artwork. Sometimes I get to the "end" of painting and I look back at pictures and wish that I'd "ended" earlier....although JJ Jiang says that "a painting is never finished"....which is kind of discouraging if you think about it too hard.
So, here's some step-by-step pics of my latest orchid painting. I had this thing sketched out for a long while, but I was afraid to start it b/c of how complex it was.....and mid way through, I thought I'd ruined it. Then again, I think that half-way through every painting.
What I REALLY wanted to accomplish was getting that boca effect in the background. I'm very slowly getting the hang of it, bit by bit. Enjoy!
I'm a wife and mother of four kids. I homeschool, paint, run, and garden! I am always interested in digging truths out of Scripture. Here, you'll find my thoughts on art, adoption, gardening, mothering, homeschooling, books and whatever else is on my mind. Enjoy!
Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum - like skepticism, it's a means, not an end. It cries out for a theme. To treat creativity as an end in itself is to assume godlike character for humans as though they could create ex nihilo. -J. Cheane