Monday, November 19, 2007

Miss Vanilla Cupcake WIP

I started this watercolor a bit ago, and kind of lost interest in it. (Anybody remember Miss Vanilla Cupcake? It was more than just a bit ago -- it was in July!) This afternoon I decided to pick it back up again and see what might happen. All the white lines in the grass were masked out with blue masking fluid, so the first thing was to get that stuff off of there. I was a little worried that it had been on for too long, but it came off without a single problem. There's a bit of a mess in the grass, which I expected since the whole grass thing was an experiment, and I'm not sure what I think about it. There's a gaping hole in the left middle ground, and I'm not sure if I should fill it with cows (do you see the beginnings of the black cows behind her?) or with darker vegetation. Any ideas? And there's always the option of cropping the whole thing so that just the right half of the painting is left.

And, by the way, for you palette junkies, here is the clean -- well it was clean -- palette.
(P.S. I'm finally over the bug and plan on going to work tomorrow. Isn't THAT just the way things go -- you feel good enough to do something fun and you have to go to work. Well, all I have to say about that is thank goodness. Whew!)


annie said...

I remember her!! And I see the beginnings a black cow to the left. I have no ideas, I'll leave that to the others! I just like looking!

Glad you're feeling better.

Teri said...

Glad you are feeling better but I want you to stay home and work on this lovely painting. I have been waiting since July to see it

William F. Renzulli said...

Finish the cows before doing anything else to the foreground!

Except for the cows the painting is less than literal, and that is what I find so appealing.

Unknown said...

Oh, yes - Miss Vanilla Cupcake...I'm glad to see her out in the field getting a little attention! I do see a black cow in the background - perhaps a swarthy chocolate bull? :-D

Anonymous said...

I remember her too and she seemed such a nice cow. I think if you cropped it, it would be a portrait of Ms Vanilla Cupcake. Uncropped it's more of a landscape with cows.

Lin said...

This is coming along so nicely, Linda -- I love the foliage too ... more more!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!