The Little Pianist
16 x 20
Oil on Raymar Panel
I have a dear friend on Facebook who posts pictures of her adorable grandchild and I just cannot resist painting some of them. It is not only good practice for me...it makes me happy. I love this little songbird. When I started sketching this scene I loved it right away. That doesn't always happen...but when it does I feel like a million bucks!
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This is the first sketch. I approach different paintings in different ways. Most of the time I block in colors and shapes and then keep refining until I get the look I want. This time I actually drew the piano. I wanted to make sure the lines were correct. I really like the look of the block in. So now I begin putting in more of the color.
I have the piano sketched in and I am pleased with the look. I love the little red panties.
My final task was to put in the light from the window. I mixed some white and a bit of lemon yellow and a touch of yellow ochre for a bright mixture then scraped it across the piano with my palette knife. I also scraped some on the piano bench.