Snail #2 gets pretty in purple....
In the last week or so I began painting the second snail for the Grand Ave. Festival in October.
I began with my everlasting jar of yellow paint I purchased in Argentina when I was working on "The Secret Garden". Since then I've used it on sets for three Looking Glass Theatre productions and more paintings than I can count!
My next step was to paint his shell and white out his eyes. The light bulbs I recycled for this snails eyes are much bigger.
Then I painted in his pupils (the bigger eyes on this one made his cuter I think!). I also began a purple under painting on his head and body. (An under painting is sort of a base coat.)
Here he is starting to look more purple.
Then I put on the lighter purple.
Anyway after all that I got hot. Really hot, so I moved him to the kitchen table.
When it's well over 100ºF it's better to work in the A/C.
So, here he is a slightly blurry picture of the second snail!
Now I just need a better place to store him than the kitchen table.
Anyway today is Mike's birthday and we are all going out for some IMAX fun this evening... Cheers!