Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finally, the Panel


The first layer of paint is actually on the panel which is due by the 21st of June.  Since I will be out of town on the due date, I will have to deliver it early.

It has been so fun to paint this large--and the best thing of all---I had to buy new huge brushes to complete it.  (But then, I find just about any occasion is a good one to buy art supplies!)

32 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

That is such a cool painting. I just love it. And you are so right, just about any reason is a good one to get new art supplies :)

Cathyann said...

Yes...that is an addiction isn't it???This is looking incredible....Isn't it fun working really big, Elizabeth?

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Happy to see you Elizabeth,I love to see you with your son in the gallery,huge and fantastic works,
Take care:)
anu

Kerri Settle said...

I love getting a chance to get a sense of scale on this giant painting. It looks amazing!

Elizabeth said...

The panel is looking fabulous!!! WHo needs an excuse to buy art supplies??? We are supposed to have excuses?????????????????

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Just ask me, I've got it! Thanks for commenting, Crystal.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I AM having fun, Cathyann!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Anudeepa. I am so proud of my son, and he was such a willing helper.

I'm glad you like the painting.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

It looks even bigger to me with a painting on it than when it just had collage on it. You think it will scare small children??

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!

Kathy said...

Exciting and wonderful! I like the scale of your work.

Dana Cooper said...

Ha! I thought you were joking about the cherry on the head of the bird, it's fabulous!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Kathy!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I rarely joke about cherries on bird's heads, Dana. It's no laughing matter.

Of course, I don't bowl with them, either!

Thanks for stopping by. I really loved your cherry painting today!

ariel freeman said...

He will be quite a "treat" for the city of Fredericksburg. Looooove it!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Ariel!

Paula Cravens said...

What a crazy fun BIG painting! Love the layers. Congrats on your show Elizabeth.

Dorothy said...

What fun to see it taking shape! It is amazing to watch your process ... I always wondered how the magic happened. Ok so it is still totally magical because I have no idea how you do that LOL!

bricarwaller said...

This painting is just fun!!! And the size makes it even more fun! You're work is sooooo creative. I have a feeling you are just as fun as your work. What was the inspiration for this piece?

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Paula! Yep, layers is something you and I have in common!

Thanks for the encouragement.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Dode! I wish you could come paint with me. What fun we would have! It's not magic. It's sweat and art supplies!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Bricarwaller: Thanks for such a nice compliment!

It's funny; this image/piece is an effort to combine all the things I love--layers, color, cupcakes and birds!

I just have these ideas pop into my head, kind of organically as I'm working on something else.

I'm very lucky to get to work every day at creating my art.

Sandy Mastroni said...

what a great painting .... you do great work > I love it !

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Aw, thanks, Sandy. Right back at ya! I'm so glad to hear from you.

Becky Joy said...

WOW what a project. It looks like you are having a lot of fun.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Becky Joy: The best fun in the world! Thanks for stopping by.

-Don said...

It's great to see a shot of you at work. It looks like you're having a blast with this project. It's looking GREAT!

-Don

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Don! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. Fun is not the word!

Gwen Bell said...

Your birdy looks fantastic! Thanks for including a photo of you beside it to give us a feel of how truly large it is.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Gwen. I'm cracking people up that I have to stand on a stool to paint the top. Thanks for stopping by!

Leslie Hawes said...

Divine!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Leslie! I'm glad you like it!