Pointillism Christmas Bulbs

Before I began painting these Christmas bulbs I put 5 coats of Titanium White on them and covered all the surfaces.

This photo was taken early in the painting process after 2 nights working on them or 3 hours into the painting process. You can see that there is little detail here and not much sense of tone at this point.

Here are some photos of the Christmas bulbs after 5 hours of work. At this point they are a bit more developed and there is more sense of tone and a lot more contrast between dark and light.

These photos were taken after 6 hours and 30 minutes into the project, or 4 nights working on them. In these photos you can see a lot more layering going on. The mesmerizing effect of pointillism is starting to take effect, and you can get a much better sense of textures in these bulbs.

Here are the 4 bulbs lined up. This is after the 5th night of working on them and 8 hours and 20 minutes of work total. I find at this stage the bulbs took on a slightly more neutral tone and the colours were more toned and less garish.

The photos below are the finished photos of the Christmas Bulbs. I spent a total of 10 hours and 20 minutes working on this project. Overall, I am very satisfied with how these turned out. The final stage of these bulbs was putting 5 layers of liquid glass on top of them after they were completed.

What I enjoyed most about creating these bulbs was that it was a quick jot of spontaneity against the slow slog of my other projects. I started these in early December 2022 and was finished by early February 2023. Ready for Christmas 2023.

It is also fun how organic landscapes can be distorted on a spherical surface. The drawing does not require the same level of accuracy as on a canvas. However, at the same time, you gotta be very precise to make sure you keep the organics and effects of certain types of trees and landscapes etc.

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