Two days ago I posted about New Projects in Painting.
Since then I have done a bit on them - not much really.
For the spider painting I decided to go a different route this time:
First I painted the background - not as black as in the photo, but still rather dark.
The next day, after the paint was thoroughly dry, I added the rough outlines of the spider (looks like a children's drawing of a spider right now).
And today, as the white was dry too, added a few red spots where the joints are (the spider has been photographed from the underside - I hope to get that into my painting well enough).
While the paint dried I started with the bird.
Here, after sketching the outlines and main color areas, I started with some bright blue and yellow to the main areas.
Having some free time today - and again waiting until the paint is dry before adding some more, touching and overlapping the already existing spots - I outlined the sleeping squirrel on the tree stump.
Assuming that I have time for painting every day and not distract myself too much with playing around on the computer and internet (besides writing, household and out-of-home-work, reading my long list of books) I feel confident in getting all three of them done in my set time frame.
I'll keep you updated!!