I am leaning towards "On the Boulevard" for the title of this piece. I'll try it out here for a while and see what I think.
I have been making steady progress on this one, and I'm going to show some details of parts of it with this post:
There are three bags in my Mom's hand. I chose three different red fabrics for these, and used paint to add shadows and highlights. The red is a nice contrast to the blues and grays. Here is a close up of them:
There is a gold colored lapel pin on the jacket. I can't tell exactly what it is, but it could be a bird on a branch. It has that look to it. I initially cut out a gold fabric for this, but it looked too flat and artificial to me.
I had a scrap fabric that I had been using to remove paint from my brush. It had a lot of white and a mix of other colors. I painted that fabric with a gold paint, and then touched it up to add some variation to the color. This is what I came up with:
It seems to look more natural than the first one, so I'll use this one.
I love this dark blue paisley for the jacket fabric. I used paint to give it shadows and highlights, but the main thing I wanted to say was, I love that fabric for this jacket!
My next post will be about the background. Thanks for visiting my blog!