Taking a break from Zombie dolls to do this post….
I was honored to be asked to paint during the Dia de los Muertos Celebration, a fundraiser for our local historical cemetery. I frequently sketch and paint at the Lakeview Cemetery, so I was more than happy to donate my time and a painting for a good cause.
The morning of the event, John and I went out Fire Island so I could take a sunrise photo of the lighthouse.
I took several photos and decided on this one. The next step was to sketch several thumbnails, cropping the photo to determine the best view to paint.
After I picked my favorite, I sketched the image on the pastelbord so that once I set up at the event, all I had to do was to start painting.
And here is the painting before it went home to it’s new owner:
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Gorgeous photo, sketches and painting is excellent ~ ^_^
light and love,
A Shutter Bug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)
ps. Send healing energy ~ just out of hospital with adverse reaction to flu and pneumonia shot ~
What a really remarkable painting. Very atmospheric. I can almost feel the salt air and the grasses rustling in the breeze. It’s a beauty.
Hi! Thank you so much for sharing your creative process! I love the painting but I love the sketch on the pastelbord even more 😀 I find unfinished art very interesting, because you see the work being made.
My daughter really likes your painting too and she’s very inspired by the idea of starting out with a picture! Thanks for all the inspiration!
I don’t normally work from photos when I paint landscapes and wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner. I used a photo here because I was painting it during a fundraiser so people could watch as I paint it. Normally I drag my plein easel to the lighthouse and paint right on site.
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