Wrapped in Morning Glory

Because I wanted to figure out how much work was necessary to complete the Emperor’s legs I decided to start painting the morning glory vines as they wrap up the legs of the chair and around his feet. I took several photos of the vines we grew from seed in the back garden this year. I love the big, fragile flowers, especially the rich blues, although the crimson ones are pretty great too.

In order to get started with the work I painted them in white over the top of the chair legs and the skin, planning to add shadows and value in the next stage. I’m looking forward to bringing the vines across the ground and around the shaman.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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