I haven't blogged in over a week as I have been so tired and I don't know why
, its the same for friends at work we're all abit yawny and dop
ey eyed lol
Last weekend I started sanding and painting the french
bread board that Mitmot from SSC sent to me.
Having to take off someones elses painting didn't sit
comfortably with me but it had to be done, it took a fair old
while to get the painting off then sanding the black base coat took
an age and didn't really shift much of the black do I started to paint.................7 coats later the black was about covered!!
I chose to do a 40s/50s pin-up and thouroughly enjoyed looking at images on the net....oh they are lovely!
I have never painted a human figure before, it's always been more decorative art or pencil portraits so this was indeed a challenge.
I had the basecoat done last weekend which took ages as I never thought it would need 7 flippin' coats..........so Friday I was ready for HER, that first mark on a blank canvas, so to speak is always the hardest, once that is done we're off!
Well the first attempt I don't think is too bad I can see plenty of room for improvement but I was never or ever will be out to achieve perfection.
I loved painting her, so I am sure I will do some more maybe on one of the 2 blank trays I have, think a pin-up would be great.....we'll see