Thursday, 28 February 2013

Progress of Eurydice Painting

Here are some progress Pictures of my current (huge) painting. The painting will be 28x48" / 71x121cm. This is just a detail of the final painting. I've been sharing the progress of it on my facebook profile.

It is not finished yet, but I thought it would be nice to share the progress in one go, since I am nearing the end and there are now long periods of drying time. I am using an antique tambour lace veil with appliqué floral motifs, probably from the late 19th century. The lace is simply painted as a tiny square pattern, interrupted here and there by a floral motif. The pattern is painted over a darker background so that the fabric is visible. I try to vary the tonal value of the pattern to indicated folds and shading, something I will enhance later (after it has dried) with adding glazing and scumbling and even repaint areas that need more punch.

The whole painting will be revealed to visitors to my Open Studio Days in May (drop me a line if you are thinking of coming and I'll let you know where and how to get there). When the painting is finished  I'll share online.
Detail of initial square pattern to create the lace.


  1. Really wonderful again Sophie. Fantastic to see all of the stages, through to your final painting. Thank you :) Adrienne

  2. Thanks Adrienne, so glad you love my work.


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