WHEW...this painting is a bear for me I'll have to admit! Again...the lines, the perspective...WHEW I say again! I suppose if I was a football fan, if I was a linear perspective fan (I KNOW...I'm harping), perhaps it would have been a breeze...but alas...not so for me! I find the challenge a good thing...but I find the time it is taking me to get to a finish line (or shall we say a goal post) is disheartening. I've done a couple little bitties to break things up, which has helped, but I don't like to leave a piece undone for long, so I struggled today with this. The photo is as bad as the light was...but it not being finished that is ok...isn't it?? :)
You might have to blow this up to see the things I did today...mainly block in the Nebraska at the bottom of the field. When I adapted this pic from my son-in-law the canvas was a bit of a different shape, so I had to accommodate and change the perspective a bit. This shows in areas...like the words...but I had to be true to the drawing on my canvas, so it will have to do!!
To get the perspective correct I had to lay the canvas down on a L O N G piece of butcher paper and find the vanishing point and draw my lines to that. When it comes to the field I will use this again to get the sections of field accurate to my piece.
I'm actually looking forward to finishing up the crowd...especially the ones close-up...the only hindrance is all the black and red!! Not my favorite color combo..(sorry Damon!) (Oh, I hope you don't see this in process...it is a present you know!) but it IS Nebraska, so I will be true to the fans that were out there that night!
This is probably the last pic I will post in process. I don't THINK I'm THAT far from the goal post...tee hee (had to use that pun twice). Thanks for all the cheering on as I go through this very foreign subject matter!! You are all great!!
SOOOOO...to give me some inspiration for the future I snapped this pic of a far mountain meadow I can see from my front deck...Perhaps it will be next...YIPEE...back to the nature I LOVE so much!!
Happy Painting to you all!! And...WELCOME to my newest follower...I hope you are up on the contest...:) Only a few to go!!
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