I haven't done a work in process in awhile so I decided it was time. So here it is:
This is the plan of the painting. If I'm not painting from a picture or a tutorial I will do a simple layout sketch of what I want to do.
After making a plan I put the plan on the canvas:
Then I wanted to paint the background in acrylic so I took masking tape and taped the areas that I didn't want to get the acrylic paint on. First I taped so I could paint the window and the table area. (this is just underpainting)
Then I remove that tape and taped so I could paint the wall area.
After removing the tape the background underpainting is done and I'm ready to start doing the oil painting ---tomorrow.
I get a little nervous these days doing WIP. I have embarrassed myself several times doing a WIP. You have no idea how many paintings I do that come out just awful. I had two rose pictures I was working on that ended up in the garbage just last week. I was trying something different and nope in this case the different made it much worse. In fact both paintings were horrible and you will never see them. Luckily they were only 8x10 which is a very small investment of money.
I worked a little more on it this morning. You would not believe the mess I made splattering the snow onto the canvas!
What I have left to do is:
> put in the reflection of candle in the window.
> put in the window wood going across. I don't know what it's called but it will be kind of like lattice only well spread out.
> Put some wax dripping on the candle.
> Put three holly leaves with berries on the table under the window.
I've decided to wait until what I have done has dried before I do any of these things.
Question....Do you think the candlestick holder looks grounded on the table? I'm not sure how I would get it more so and am open to suggestions. BTW the candlestick holder is done with Gold Leaf. Impossible for me to get the effect in the photo.