Thoughts and tangential meanderings on horses, painting, and anything else that captures my interest
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A Beginning for Cindy, the Ewok
Miss Cindy, looking every inch the Ewok
Masked, with 1st couple of washes
Having finally completed the other commission, I could now start on Cindy. I want a somewhat warm, grassy background, that does not overwhelm with detail, as her hair is quite textured. So, I started with a fairly even wash of aureolin. When dry, I did some sponging with quite dilute puddles of quin. gold, quin. burnt orange, and indanthrone blue. I then glazed over that with a mix of quin. gold and phthalo green. This is where I am right now, and debating whether the background has adequate intensity. Mind you, with a textured background, it's easier to play with, without having to worry so much about mucking up a smooth glaze.