Saturday, January 11, 2014

Downton Abbey and a painting in progress

Downton Abbey Inspired
"Lady Mary"
This is the first time I've done a painting in black and white

below, the stages of the oil painting

I struggled yesterday with some areas,
but like how it came out, I will share the painting's progress
when I've applied some color glazes.

~ Violet ~


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This has been one of the most jaw-dropping experiences this week for me, along with something ABSOLUTELY fabulous that Penny has been making....

Violet, your skills leave me praising God for the gifts issued out to us all, and for the courage it takes to keep these skills honed and to improve. Your perseverance alone in finding just the right lighting, gray and taking away of areas is THE ART itself. Now I can't wait to see the color that you are going to apply, and I know you are going to do it in just the right amount!

Thank you my friend, for always being there...your visit to my post is so special to me! Now to see your've had some wild rain today? AHHH! We are getting some snow tonight!

Now it's time for bed....see you tomorrow and LOVE THIS POST! Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I guess I am following dear Anita around today... She is always right above me.. Hello dear friend!

Violet... This painting takes my breath away... It is masterful!
I believe this is my favorite of all time... It gives me such a sense of days gone by and warms my heart...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

P.S. I love it JUST as it is..
I know it will be beautiful with the color glazes, but this is exquisite!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is marvellous, the light and shadows are stunning!! Well done you :))) I love this show. I hope you have a great week xx

Marilyn said...

Stunning…..what an outstanding painting, Violet. I really like the black/white. I would never have thought of it. I can't wait to see it with colors applied. The likeness of Lady Mary is incredible

VM Creation Atelier said...

I like your painting so much,beautiful work,filled with light and patience!

I meet your blog via one wonderful person-Anita of Castels kroon & Cottage.

Wish you lovely week,

Privet and Holly said...

You are so very talented,
Violet, and I love this! I am
a huge DA fan....You captured
Lady Mary just perfectly. The
choice of black and white surely
reflects the somber mood of her
heart these days, too.

Thank you for sharing your many

xo Suzanne

Createology said...

Your talent is stunning in this painting. I adore your black and white foundation. Creative Blessings...

Victoria said...

Beautifully done..gorgeous and soulful! Lady Mary is one of my favorites, fantastic work!