Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Sample of the Process

For my paintings I like to set up the food in an inviting way.  I then create a pencil sketch in my sketch book. Next, I use a 2H pencil on watercolor paper so the marks will be light (not shown). I then use water color pencils for outline and details. Last, I use water, paint brushes, and extra water color paints if needed to complete my painting. This is only the painting process. Scanning and layout will be then next two processes.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Orange to Zucchini in Four Weeks

    So I seem to have gotten behind once again.  I need to give myself a time frame for finishing my paintings.  I have calculated that if I paint three pictures a week for the next four weeks I will have completed my alphabet paintings of healthy food.  Of course after I finish these paintings I will no where be near done.  I will have to review all of my painting and make adjustments.  If I change the text I will need to make new paintings.  I know off the top of my head I want to add some chickpeas in my hummus (letter H).   I have also been thinking of painting each letter.  Letter paintings will be more simple than the healthy food paintings.  The food requires much more detail. 
    During the next four weeks I would also like to start scanning the paintings on to my computer.  I also need to order a new computer! Then comes layout.  Then comes print and marketing.  I believe I am going to self publish, but that is a whole other topic.

    I have a lot to get done in the next four weeks.  From Orange (letter O) to Zucchini (letter Z) and everything in between.  I want to get this ball rolling.