The Mystery on the Easel Phase IV

Phase I


Phase II

Phase 2

Phase III


Phase IV


Introducing a bit of glimmer with a metallic paint – can you see the shine? Β It changes in different light situations.

What will happen next do you suppose?

Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!


42 thoughts on “The Mystery on the Easel Phase IV

  1. I love the way you mix so many of my favourite colours – not that you knew that! – while finding unique – and beautiful – ways to capture light. I am as keen to see what happens next as everyone else Pauline. Reminds me of writing my memoir; I know what I need to do next, but a surprised comes along to mix things up a little… πŸ™‚ ❀


    • It’s the process isn’t it – we never can be quite sure what will be left by the quickly moving hand. This of course is what keeps us interested ❀ Thanks for the lovely long visit Sherri. Big warm hug coming your way!!


    • Hi Charli! Yes, I agree – the germ of an idea, lay down the background, build the character and let the complexity begin πŸ™‚ Neither of us know when we start how we will travel or when we will get there, nor what will happen along the way, It’s all a metaphor for life really isn’t it! xo


  2. Love where you are going with this. I find it fascinating to watch art in progress.


    • It’s been a while since I worked on a large canvas. I used to love using the 100 x 80 cm canvases and had dozens of the things lying around. I ended up throwing a whole lot out at some point and after that, when I finally started painting again, I worked on mixed media paper which is much smaller and more easily managed – and more affordable. This canvas is a compromise at 91 x 46 cm (36 x 18″) and I’m hoping I will like it enough to want to hang it above my dining table. πŸ™‚

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  3. It’s nice to see the process. I have no idea where it’s going or whether the glimmer is in the darkness or on the wheel…Looking forward to seeing more!


    • The glimmer has been overlaid on the darkness. There’s a slight glimmer on the wheel that I just noticed on the header picture. It’s actually a little rainbow from a light catcher in the art room reflecting on the paint. I’ll try and get shots of it when the thing is finished.

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  4. Pauline, it is so much fun for us to see this work unfolding.
    Can I ask: did you use a ruler to make the straight lines?


    • I’m glad you are enjoying it Laurie – it’s been a good exercise for me for sure. Of course you can ask questions! No I don’t use a ruler to make the lines. I use a circle template to make the first circle, then I use a ruler to note the spacing between circles when I am drawing them on in the beginning – just so I don’t go too completely wonky. I make a wee mark about every 10 cm and work the arc from one mark to the next. Then the ruler goes away. If you look closely you can also see that the star points are many different sizes and sometimes a bit wonky – it’s as well I put the detail up there on the header so you can study that and see what I mean πŸ™‚ Apart from the initial aid in getting the circles well spaced it is all freehand. Thanks for that question ❀

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  5. I like where it’s going. I can’t see the glimmer but I’ll take your word for it. I’ll bet you are having fun playing with it. Giant hugs. Looking forward to # 5


    • Thanks Marlene – I’m sorry you can’t see the glimmery sheen – it’s quite pretty! I am having fun as long as I remember to have my camera at the ready before I go on…… You’ll see why I say that with the next post πŸ™‚

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