|Black and then blue layer|
|Red and then add line markings|
|The figures painted|
|The blue sky added|
|The figures painted in|
The painting started with the sketch of the big guy on the left. I started with the eye which was Egyptian but the more I painted him he looked less Egyptian and more like a gladsome
Greek god. He ended up with brown hair. On the side of him I attached an appendage creature.
I kept the sketch but didn't know what to do with it.Two days later I thought about the cup bearers. When I think of Egyptians I think of the slaves in the movie The Ten Commandments They are backbreaking and exhausted and always have a job to do I thought of a group of men in a sort of half circle carrying a rope. I liked the idea of a circle because circles are friendly and agreeable.It also echos the bigger shape that is the circle.
l like the idea of showing undemanding tasks. When people think of Egyptians they think stone carrier and more manly tasks.
I painted the same grass scene but decided to add water. It occurred to me I needed to include more water elements because of the Nile River or the Red Sea. It's sixth grade History and I've unintentionally omitted it. I didn't want it to be a big lake. I added a little stream that follows the people in the half circle.
I included some green trees in the background.to give the the picture an exotic locale.
|Add black layer|
|Add blue layer then red layer|
|One figure painted in the other started|
|All figures painted in|
|Figures painted in and some landscape|
|work when I was 19|
I chose to continue the landscape in the first painting of this blog post. There's something to be said about the simple black outline of a sun. It's straightforward and uncomplicated. The sun is attached to the water and seems merged with the water. There are little suns in the middle of the picture to add more landscape interest in the work.
When I painted the water on the top it was originally sectioned off and framed. But it felt awkward and not free. I decided to leave water floating. The bottom of the painting includes water as well.
I added little gold frames. I love the idea of a frame whose sole identity is being a decorative frame and not something that displays.
I decided to add hills again as a landscape feature.