|Why green? The color of youth, purity ... it just seemed appropriate.|
I am off to bed!
Monday, May 21, 2012
|I just couldn't look at the glup of whatever in front of the horse's eye.|
|So I started again. This is after a w/w wash of aureolin, brown madder and ultramarine. I have also carved out some of the highlights while wet.|
|Here's the first wash of black.|
|A second wash, with lifting while wet.|
|And I've done some lifting after it's dried, with very small and moist or wet brushes. This technique is a bit like sculpting, as you carve the highlights out of the paint - quite intriguing.|
The start of a painting of my niece as a Mona Lisa [sort of]. I've painted the darkest areas with quin. burnt orange, and then a grey.
|I started the background with a graded aureolin wash. I let it dry, then did a bit of a scrumbled wash with quin. burnt orange, to give it an oil painting look - I hope.|
|I've just finished a very w/w wash, dropping in quin. gold and cobalt blue. I think the next step will be a thin overall glaze of the blue again.|
As always, your comments are most welcome!