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Monday, May 3, 2010

Sleepyhead updated

Don't faint and fall out! VickiLou (aka Red), painted today (Sunday)!

Strong light in upper left corner is my fault.

©2010 Vicki Ross
18x24" Pastel on Wallis Paper

'Sleepyhead' still needs some final touches, but I cautiously optimistic that it is close. This little guy, Leo, is French. We met him on our first visit to La Bonne Etoile, and Randy gave Leo his white Arkansas Razorback hat. The photo in the lower right is what his mom and dad sent us later that year...Leo wearing "the hat".

The photo in the lower left was taken in the front door of his home.This painting has been a real journey, from the block-in that was 2 times life size, to Beemer walking over the remodel.

I started this as a full sheet pastel painting and ended up with too much background. Got the bright idea of making it a Trompe l'oeil 'fool the eye'. Traditionally done in oil, it is not as easy in pastel because you have to deal with the texture of the paper and the pastel stick.

Enjoy the slideshow (there are some out of order)!


Kay said...

lovely painting. the slide show really is a nice addition

Mulleh said...

This painting is amazing! Good job!

Art By Erika said...

Amazing journey Red so glad you took and took us along with you xoxoxxoxox

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I think I'll work on some of the details a bit today...a few shadow issues, he has been sitting here in my office (the one in the kitchen) looking at him all week.


This is fantastic!! Love it! What a beauty!

suzanneberry said...

I love the slide show! What a great idea and so inspiring! The painting is just beautiful, I love it!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Suzanne, I love doing slideshows 'cause ya never know when you want to review your own processes.

Everyone, since Diana told me about all the asian comments that were being 'spammed' onto my blogs and I changed to moderate, It adds some steps. Even have to approve my own!