I had the opportunity to revisit and on-going project yesterday. It’s an Easter project, a backdrop painting for my fireplace on the mantel. I am using acrylics on Gorilla board and I am trying not do my usual finely detailed artwork. I am trying to leave some to the imagination, letting the mind fill in the finer details. I thought I would share my progress so far with you. It is too large to scan, so I have to take photo’s of it to post. As usual photo’s do not do acrylics justice, but it’s all I have.
Adding light to the room
Curtains are a must!
Framing in the top windows
Assessing next step? No real plan to go by, just thinking what will work best.
Adding the door, I think green would look nice.
Assessing progress so far, I like the green door and cash register.
Some planter boxes in the front and another table should do.
Add some planter boxes on the top windows.
Need some flower pots on the tables.
Finishing touches on the flower pots.
Flower pots complete.
With the sidewalk added, it’s time for flowers!
Now that Brings the Flower Store to life, tomorrow the roof and final touches.
The time period I have in mind is circa 1900, I intend to add people and items of the era.
The true challenge for me is to try not to go into very fine detail, I want to try to leave something for the imagination and mind to fill in.
Now, today I will see if I can complete the Bookstore, I work from left to right so the Book store is next!