Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
May 21, 2024   11:50 pm NL Time

My Turn?, Phase 5

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My Turn?, Phase 5


Phase: 5

Date: July 20, 2014

In the final steps, I painted the fences and the flowers. I mentioned in step 2 that I painted Vento in the background to make certain that I spent the needed time to make her look right. By the time I got to the flowers, I was getting impatient to be finished. It was such a small area of the painting but making each flower look right took a lot of time. And so I ended up eliminating some of the flowers, and replacing them with sand! But at last the painting was finished after another six-hour stretch of working continuously on it.

Overall, I was quite satisfied with the life-like image of Elli and the overall composition. The painting is a bit empty in the middle but I thought this was necessary so as to not cause the painting to become over-cluttered or to distract the viewer’s attention from Vento in the background. I think the fence posts and flowers add the intended balance and splash of color.

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