Sunday, February 21, 2010

now that that's behind me

I can go to Jordan...yes 3 days and counting.
I have been dying to do this painting since I did the study shot at Christmas. I switched it up going horizontal and going bigger-- the shot really needed it. It's 36"x48" so alot to undertake in 5 nights of painting, nothing like a deadline to make you work. Best thing was that it was winter vacation week so I could  stay up until 1:30 am painting with no real consequnces the next day. Needless some serious music grooves were required, I think I went through every song on my playlists even breaking out some Barry White and classic Stan Getz bossa nova. (I would also like to take this time to praise great sound- thanks to the Bose products in every room in my house. That alone would have been reason enough to have married my husband -xo-let alone his spontaneous dishwashing, and laundry doing) The painting was also witness many olympic medals-- half pipe anyone?

I was afraid to leave it partially done because there is an necessary short term memory log that is required on a painting- of what you mixed to get what, and what proportion of maimeri navy, golden smalt, and winsor newtons payne's gray I used to make the skirt color. Deep sixing that info on a 2 week hiatus could equal disaster. Love the backlighting in this piece. Insider tidbit for this shot I again shoved my two year old into the 6-12 month jammies (they were just the perfect cut and super pale ice blue color) and the food in the bowl -- m&ms-- yep mom had to go hardcore to get full cooperation for the shot.
Oh and you catch me on Segullah today talking about Wielding Power

11 comments:

Lee said...

It is fabulous! i have loved this whole series! Great job Leslie!!

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Annie said...

Oh, Leslie, I love it. I'm so excited to hear about your trip. Do you need any last minute things? Bon voyage!

Jenny said...

Wowzers!
You have been crossing off a serious list of to-do's!
It's gorgeous.
I love being privileged to know about the m&m's in the bowl~funny!
Happy Trails to you, my kind, generous and beautiful friend.

Jenny said...

PS.
Take lots of pictures!
Jordan could be your next series...

LL said...

love love it!

rebecca said...

Wow, it turned out beautifully!

Mommy Knows Best said...

You have done it again, my friend! It's nice to see my "profession" glamorized in such a creative way-sans the pajamas, ponytail, slippers,etc. :) I am so excited for you to be able to go to Jordan for such a wonderful cause. I hope you have an amazing time and a safe trip!

Trueman twins said...

Love it! Have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

ellen said...

It's really great! You are something else. Enjoy your trip!!

MissMel said...

One of my favorites. Please be careful in Jordan and have a WONDERFUL TIME!!!!!!!