Friday, June 11, 2010

Closer to Done

Public Art Panel, Beautify the 'Burg, Fredericksburg, Va
I Should Have Turned Left at Albuquerque, collage/acrylic
40 x 56

This will probably be the last of the pictures of the panel, even though it is still not finished.  I need to work on the cupcake and tweak details, highlights, shadows, etc.

Your comments about the panel and my show have really kept me going.   Thanks to all of you who stopped by.  

I want to extend a warm welcome to my new followers.  Hang on, "It's going to be a bumpy ride!"

26 comments:

Dan Finnegan said...

That will really brighten up old town, Elizabeth!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

A wonderful bird Elizabeth! To see the scale in the last post is helpful and FUN! Larger than life like your talent!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Dan!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Saundra! Yep, he (she) is a big one! Thanks for such encouraging words.

Kathy said...

This is wonderful! It's so intriguing and makes me smile. I really like the textures you've incorporated.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Kathy: That's what I love about the collage underpainting--it gives interest and texture at the same time and makes you want to look harder at it. You see different things each time you look, too.

Dorothy said...

Why come the cherries at the supermarket don't look that good!! Love it!

A Brush with Color said...

Did I understand correctly: Is that for downtown Fredericksburg!? I went to undergrad school at University of Mary Washington, when it was just a college. This is great! Love it!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I'm glad you like the cherry on top!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Brush with Color: You should come back to visit. Depending on how long ago it was, I don't think you'd recognize it. We've lived there 10 years and the changes are amazing.

Mary Wash is a great place.

Ross Lynem said...

Wow! This is very cool! I love so much the whimsy and the title is fabulous! Very, very creative Elizabeth.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog as well and for your encouraging words.
The wax i use on my paintings is Dorland's. It is most often used with oil paint as a medium i believe. I attach the watercolor to a stiff support like foam core using acrylic matt medium. Once dry, simply apply the wax using cheesecloth in circular motions. It does not disturb the painted surface at all. Quite a nice way to finish them off and then you can frame without glass.
Blessings to you! Ross

Jessica Torrant said...

This is just outrageously cool. I can't think of any other way to describe it! LOVE seeing the shot of you working on it as well. I wish I could see it in person!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Ross. I never would have thought to use an oil medium over watercolor. Very innovative. Thanks for stopping by and answering my question!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a nice, comment, Jessica. Thanks so much for joining my site and for dropping by to visit!

Gary Keimig said...

It really came out wonderfully. great job Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I'm so glad you think so, Gary! Thanks for dropping by.

Celeste Bergin said...

this image makes me smile! Come to think of it, ALL your paintings make me smile. It is said that a person's personality comes out expressly in their painitngs...well, if that is the case.....you are a VERY FUN person!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a nice thing to say, Celeste!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oh this just makes me smile. Too much fun and it's HUGE! Wonderful work, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Diane. It is by far the biggest painting I've ever done, and it is huge fun! I'm so glad you dropped by!

Sandra Galda said...

Nice color and texture on this bird painting! So fun to look at!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Sandra: I do love the collage for adding texture in the background of a painting! I'm so glad you like it.

Nancie Johnson said...

What a wonderful fun painting! Love the colors. This one made me smile, thank you!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Nancie: What a nice compliment. I love to make people smile or laugh!

RHCarpenter said...

I had no idea this was so large! Fantastic! Now this fellow would always bring a smile and warm, fuzzy feeling (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) every time you saw it! I imagine people walking by and smiling and moving on with that smile still on their lips :)

mariapacewynters said...

I love this! I can't believe how huge it is! It took my breath away!

Thanks for stopping by and always encouraging me.