6 thoughts on “Fluffy Ivy….

    1. Gini Lawson Post author

      To both Rachel and Kathy – there are about 4 layers under this one. Part of the reason for the multiple layers is that through those layers I am figuring out the structure. The first few layers are me figuring out the form and relationships between the shapes, re-measuring and adjusting. These, the final few layers are me trying to achieve the look and final shape, values, hues, and lights vs. darks. Its my final chance to get the shape right. I must have painted the muzzle about 15 times, and am still not satisfied.

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      1. Gini Lawson Post author

        As far as the background goes, yes, I will go back in and redo the background. Everything is a give and take – a little bit foreground, a little bit background. It’s not paint-by-number – there is no “right way” or “wrong way,” there is no “formula” or “straight line” or “rule” – its all about putting the paint on, seeing that it isn’t right, putting more paint on, taking it off, putting it back, until you think – ok, I won’t touch that again, it seems right. Like I’ve always said, its not about every stroke, it’s about the last stroke.

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    1. Gini

      Lani – I never thought a little six inch painting would take this long – but that’s how I roll. I can’t just “whip one out.” I fall too much in love with my subjects to do them wrong by not taking care to get it as right as I am able. Little Ivy is being loved by everyone who sees her in my studio. Her legacy will live on and on!

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