FALL FAERIE – FROM SKETCH TO FINISH
Here are my first two “idea” sketches for a painting depicting a “spirit of Fall” as a fairy.
A daughter of a friend of mine posed for the fairy and I took photos for reference.
Next I did a detailed drawing on my gessoed board – the picture is 24×36 inches. I do like to precisely plan my paintings when there is so much detail I want to convey.
This was the first day’s work.
Here it is after day 2 with a bit more detail. I wanted to paint the background around the fairy and work out the complex value patterns.
Working out the flow of her dress was next.
A few more days work…
And it took around three weeks to get to this stage – not quite done.
Finally after a good month or a little longer, the painting is finished! To work in this style requires a great deal of patience, as you might imagine.