I have looked at the reference for this painting every day for seventeen years. There are three old crepe myrtle trees in front of our house that I have always loved, but have now taken on a new significance to me. These trees, with their twisting limbs resemble hands and fingers reaching to the sky. This is significant because as an artist, my hands are my lifeline and the thought of losing use of them is a scary prospect.
|Enlarged drawing with "Paint by Numbers"|
Next time, I will share the final steps of color picking, color mixing, and painting the painting, and why I continued to make things so complicated. Stay tuned...