Masked Ball in progress
16 x 20
Oil on Panel
This is the latest progress on the Masked Ball piece at the National Gallery of Art. It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted about it. I just felt like I was working hard with not much progress to really show. Today my goal was to finish the first layer of the faces and start on the balcony. I was able to achieve that and am pleased with my progress. The canvas is covered with paint and now I have to go back and put more paint on, detail, adjust and play. It will be a fun next visit!
My husband always comes to visit me at the gallery when I paint…he works two short block away so is easy for him to stop by and I love having the support. Here is the obligatory action shot. That is me using my new telescoping mahl stick. He told me I put my easel in the wrong spot and he couldn't get a good picture. Oh well…
The National Gallery had all their Holiday decorations up…it looks so festive! AND It was very crowded! Who'd a thought this would be a prime time to visit the gallery??? People are always very respectful and always very complimentary.