Jan 18, 2013

Studio Photoshoot

I use two or three palettes when I work.

I am working on a 25" x 37" painting of tulips.


I mix my own colors. It's magic.

I always have a glove on my left hand when I work and a painting rag in my left hand. I usually hold my reference photo in my left hand as well. I work from photographs I take myself. This one came from Spring 2012's Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. I love the deep black grape purples.

I love to mix. This was me taking a big swath of alizarin crimson to add to a black purple to warm it up.


Matt, my husband, who is my biggest cheerleader and supporter. He also builds all of my panels and understands when I paint late at night or on the weekend.

I love this picture of me working. I never see what I look like when I work. I see my hands all day every day. I love the  new perspective (and the brushes in the background).

Yes, I use a paintbrush to hold my  hair back.

So fun! Donna and I were having so much fun finding little mosaics in the shapes of my painting.
Thank you so much to my friend, Donna, who spent her whole afternoon hanging out in the art studio listening to my loud music and snapping photo after photo while I worked. She did a great job and I really appreciate her helping me document my work. 

This painting-in-progress is 25" x 37" and will be available for sale through me. If it's still around, I'll put it in a show in May. 

3 comments:

becca said...

Harper, you are beautiful and amazing! I still can't get over how incredible your paintings are and that I actually know you! One of these years your art will grace my walls...

Cristall Harper said...

Thank you Becca. Let's go rafting!!

Donna said...

Thank you for inviting me to capture bits and pieces of your soul. And I don't say that lightly. Every brushstroke is a piece of you. :)