Amy's art in progress.
See regular updates of my progress on each new painting.

1.31.2011 >>> I'm painting a silversword plant from my Maui trip next. Stay tuned!


I made a quick sketch of my painting.  It is of a Silversword plant in Haleakala National Park in Maui.


I have been painting the background today.  It is looking into the Haleakala volcano crater!


2.6.2011 ~Superbowl Sunday

I added some lighter grey greens to the background and some more purples to the middle ground.  



I started painting the silversword today!


I started adding some of the shadows around the silversword.


I started working on the flower part. I added a bunch of yellows and greens and white.


I added a bunch of white highlights to the silversword.  It makes some of the leaves come forward!



I added some color to the sky and I adjusted some of the cones and lava flow in the background.  I also started defining the rocks in the foreground.



I forgot to take a photo.  I only had time to add the lightly colored trail to the left of the silversword.


I started adding some of the green colors to the silversword.  This on is pretty complicated. It reminds me of painting my peacock painting.



I started adding the flowers today!



I worked more on the contrast in the leaves today.  As I painted I thought about the Van Gogh painting that I copied in college for a project.  It was called "Wheat Field with Poppies".  The overlapping layers of green leaves feel very similar to me. 



I worked on the flowers more today.



I worked on the rocks and shadows more today.  I think I am finished... hmm...


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"It just got too hard." "It's supposed to be hard, if it wasn't hard 
everyone would do it.  The hard is what makes it great." 
- Jimmy in League of Their Own talking to 
Dottie about quitting baseball.