I had a blast with this piece … playing with acrylics … mixing, spreading, spraying, spritzing, brushing, stenciling all in one piece. Mati used gold leaf for her boat but since this is a practice piece I used a piece of gold Mylar from a package of tea bags instead. I glued it onto a pattern of the ship and then glued that onto the piece to give it a bit of solidity. One word of warning … don’t use a heat gun near it … it will shrink.
Faces …. I need a whole lot of practice with faces … I have been sketching them since my teens but painting with acrylics is a very different technique. But I love my background using Violette’s cloud technique. I tore my arcs out of a piece of scrap watercolour paper rather than cutting them to give them a fuzzier outline.
This little book was a lot of fun to make. We were to pick 4 people as our support group to highlight on the book. I chose my two sons and their wives. They spoil me rotten and I let them. Thanks guys and gals :). The original book had doors at crotch level and I decided to change that so made doors to their wonderful large hearts instead.
Fun, fun, fun … seeds of love on Life Book 2015 …. this is my page with lights and darks. I loved this lesson with it’s mix of bright and muddy colours. I’ve included a black and white version to show the tones and values. I used ombre tissue in the background and picked up those colours into the painting itself. The tissue also gave me some wonderful surface texture. Great lesson from Tamara LaPorte.
There are 3 png and 2 jpeg documents in the file. Overlay one was made from a hand drawn doodle, two has a golden glitter butterfly. You can take advantage of the glitter if you use it on top of your colour. The third overlay was created with shapes and the fourth was scanned from a piece of fabric. The fifth was made from a tulip in my garden.