Tuesday, January 24, 2006
In this first picture, I primarily worked on the hair (darkened darks, lightened lights and then used a transparent wash of yellow ochre over all the hair), and I mixed a medium grey for the shadow areas on the face and white for the highlights and used some watered down crimson for the "red" areas on the face... I then used a light grey wash over all the face.
In the second picture, I used various strength pink washes from Titanium White and Crimson for the socks, sweater and low-lights in the pillow, a light wash of cobalt on the jeans... I darkened in the eye area with the blue, (just for shape) and did a couple of light washes with a flesh tone made from cadium yellow, raw sienna, crimson and white on the face.
Monday, January 23, 2006
I've started a new painting... a portrait of the kid. It'll be 16x20 and I am doing it in acrylic (yeah, acrylic). I started the underpainting (below) this weekend, using Liquitex Basics in raw and burnt sienna, and Windsor and Newton Galeria's Titanium White (so, translation: these company's cheapest grade paints) very thinly, very much like watercolor.... We'll see how it goes.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
I really need to get in gear and finish this project... I've got several 'starts' of flamingoes and penguins but, nothing complete. I am determined to have them done and framed by Monday! For Christmas, I got my regular supply of brushes from my brother and some extra goodies... a couple of products which I have never tried before! One is Windsor and Newton Blending Medium for watercolor and the other is, (also W&N), Texture Medium for watercolor! I've never used anything but WATER and paint for watercolor, so I am excited to try these...