Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Raspberry Leaves

It is now completed and framed. 24" x 36".  Framed original for sale, $3,200.  No Giclees' are planned, but can be ordered.  If you would like one, it would be around $250-$300. This frame was purchased at Bev's. Remember to click on any photo for a view of enlarged images.

The original photo for inspiration
Just beginning, April, 2011
December, 2011
January, 2012

March, 2012

Still working on it...this one's coming very slowly. It sat around for almost a year until I got inspired again.  I added some mountains in the right background and started shaping the trees in that same area. Just to give you an idea of what goes into a painting... here is some of the creative process, assisted by Dreampacker at photo research and editing.

This is a photo taken in North Fork (near Ogden, Utah) that we used as a reference to add trees and a mountain view to the upper right corner of the painting.

This is the "overlay" of the North Fork photo onto the painting, which I used to paint the details.
I also used this "overlay" of  another photograph to create a reference for adding more trees.

99% Finished, February 14, 2013.  Notice the additional detail on the trees and  I touched up a few other places.