– Ella Fitzgerald
Little Pink House II
24″ x 48″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Well, I have started. This is so huge for me. I was intimidated by the large size, but once I started it, I was fine. All I have here is the blocked-in base coat. If you look close, you can see the original 4″ x 8″ painting at the top of the easel. The reference photo by Valri Ary is at the bottom.
Here is how well it fits into my studio. I think it’s going to be okay. My studio is an odd shape and not very big, but the painting is right behind my desk, so I can use my wheely chair or stand comfortably.
Check out that jar of gray goop that the brushes are in. That is a bar of Ivory soap and water. I soak my brushes for a bit before I clean them at the end of a painting session, and they come out sparkly clean and baby soft. I learned that on a blog somewhere and I wish I could remember who to thank. *sigh*
The commission for this painting was withdrawn before I even got the deposit, due to a financial emergency in the buyer’s life. I decided to paint it anyway and grow from the experience. In fact, being the optimist I am, I bought a three pack of these large canvases.
**doing a happy-dance**