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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

V-I-P (Vanitas in Progress) - Kirk Witmer

VIP, in this case stands for "Vanitas in Progress".
I've been wanting to do a vanitas painting for quite awhile. If you're not familiar with that term click here for more information from Wikipedia.
At 24x36, I think this is the largest painting I've ever done. It 's not really what you'd call "western" but it's one of the things I'm working on at the moment.
So here's the first three days work.
First day was spent drawing and transferring. I didn't bother to put up a separate pic for that because there's still enough of it left visible for you to get the idea.
Second day was on the tablecloth. That was painted first so it would be dry when I'm ready to put in the lace pattern.
Third day I worked on the background. Black satin with a pattern in it. Can you say tedious"? Why do I do these things to myself? Oh yeah, that's right, it's all about the challenge. ... Stay tuned.

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