Wednesday, August 31, 2011

work in progress, oil on canvas: Birch trees and snow, update 1

 Detail 1

detail 2
progress so far ....

Still a little way to go but here is a quick update.  I'm waiting for the paint to dry before working on it further.

You can see a bit of pentimenti* - the copper shape shining through in the trees at the back - some will remain but the unnatural shapes, like the circle and almost triangle,  will be lost/adjusted in subsequent layers and glazes.

*Isn't that a nice word for an altered underpainting showing through?

7 comments:

annie said...

I love those 4 birch trees,together, Vivien. Waiting to see what you do next.
annie

Liz Steel said...

Stunning! I too love those 4 trees!!!

Jean said...

This is promising to be a beautiful painting. The trees are amazing!

Robyn Sinclair said...

If I were the original painting I wouldn't mind in the least getting such a beautiful makeover. Hard to go past the 'love' for response to that group of trees.

Pentimento is a wonderful description.

vivien said...

thank you everyone :>) I've been so busy it hasn't been touched ... but I have been thinking about where next.

Sadeu said...

Magnificent work, Vivien : )

vivien said...

thank you Sadeu :>)