Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Painting Update

Real life interrupted part way through painting, so I didn't get as far as I'd hoped. I did manage to work on the very top part of the painting, which I'd been avoiding since it was all very complex architecture. I've got a much better idea of where all the different elements are supposed to go now, though all I really did was lay out the basic shapes of the largest architectural features. I did have to fudge a bit, but I think (hope!) the space will make more sense as I go along. Right now, I'm noticing all the wonky angles and the poor, painted-over columns... I'm not sure how much time I'll have over the next few days, but I hope to snatch bit more time. We also just got two more sets of storage drawers for supplies, so all those wandering materials will finally have a home!


  1. Wow, an Alma Tadema! Not the easiest of painters to tackle! All that detail...But you're doing a great job. I love his work, I have been lucky to have seen much of it.
    I love the drape of the fabric in the centre figure. Is this 12th scale as well?

  2. Wow...it looks great to me already.

  3. Thanks, it's definitly been a learning experiance. I'm still trying to get the marble columns right... I know they aren't supposed to be blue, but I keep getting stuck with the same wrong look. I'll probobly put it away for a few days or longer because I think a break from it will help me figure out what is going wrong.