Belinda Lindhardt

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Puppy Love

Ok here is my confession, I started this one back in march, i wanted to try something new and was going to display it when i had a bit of success with it. BUT, that didnt work out and i was upset with it so i put it back into the cupboard never to be seen again.

So, it started off as a coloured pencil peice on some of my Colour Fix MDF board but i found as i went that some areas just werent taking the pencil very well i was also using solvent and i think it took some of the surface away. So i tried patching it and that didnt seem to work so i basically decided that i couldnt save it and was perhaps going to try it again on paper.
.BUT.. here we brain had a lightbulb moment and i figured seeing as i had it all mapped out on the board so why not just paint over it !!! all the drawing part is done .. it would make quite a nice little painting.....

so here it is so far.. the blue "shell" is coloured pencil .. and there are fragments of coloured pencil underpainting for the sleeves etc.. but the background and the dog are acrylic and i have started on the face. I am going to continue with the acrylic all over ... its been a really good process as i am painting in values and thinking about the process as i do with CP but doing it with paint ... its great.

and i feel better about myself as i am "recycling" materials i think i am learning to relax about technique and just get the piece finished .... i have lots non art stuff going on atm ... but hope to post more on this soon.


Kasie Sallee said...

I'm glad you decided to save it Belinda. I think it will be a really nice piece. What a cute idea with the puppy!

Daniel Sanger said...

nice one! The background works well - nice and strong, and I love the warm colour in it too I can tell this one will kick butt when finished - as all your work does:)

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Thanks Kasie. It was very cute atm ..they are both so big now ..the dog stands over Max :)

And Thanks Daniel i am glad you said the background works i wasnt sure about that :)and thanks for the comment :) that put a smile on my face sometimes you need to hear those things :)