Sunday, 4 March 2012

In progress pics Flora Bowley

I took a break from the computer for a few days. Really needed to catch up with some other things I'd been neglecting during the challenge. I kind of miss it though... (the challenge I mean). But I've been making some progress with my Flora Bowley workshop. My paintings are now in their "ugly teenager-phase", as Flora so gently puts it. So don't expect too much of it ;-)

Here are the in progress pictures of my first canvas (working on 2 at the same time). I'll show the other one tomorrow. Wished I could just keep working on it, but the chores from every day keep getting in the way. You know that feeling? That by the time you've done everything on your to-do-list the day is over? And so is painting-time? Very frustrating. Oh well, tomorrow's another week. I'll just have to plan better ....

the first layer: warm colours

second layer: cool colours (I covered way too much of the first layer)

third layer

layer four: bringing in contrast (very bad picture, I forgot to take one and then took one after I already started the next layer)

layer five

layer 6: the ugly teenager phase...

I have no idea where I'm going with this. I'll just go with the flow and let my intuition decide for me. That's the plan anyway :-)


  1. It's a very interesting background. Love the way you made layers.
    I'll start "messing" with backgrounds next week. Wish me luck!! :)

  2. I think it looks amazing!!!!! Keep going with it, I can't wait to see where it ends up!

    I totally know what you mean about everyday life getting in the way, thats when I usually just pull an all nighter just to paint, its not good though, because then I just sleep too much and ruin the next day lol

  3. How wonderful Denthe... I love seeing all the steps and layers so far... it has so much interest to it... can't wait to see it finished...

    Jenny x

  4. love this technique, maybe will give it a try ... love to see the progress going on

  5. I love how you show the progression. I know the ugly phase; really good to now understand that it is just a phase and to keep going. Much synchronicity with daily live. Learning to go through the ugly phases and come out beautiful!


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