|the underpainting, my starting|
|creating a record of the|
colour palette using
the new paints,
along the bottom of the
monochrome copy of the card
|working on the painting|
I worked on the background, and warmed it up, with more duck egg blue hues. I also worked on the borders of the centre heart, and the smaller hearts. Then I tackled the birds, which were sketched, but only partly painted in. I wanted the birds to look cute, with sweet faces, as they have in the antique card image.
I like the Daniel Smith water soluble oils, but they dry on the palette faster than regular oils. They were also a bit dryer on the brush without water in the mix, hard to explain….but seemed so. I am also not used to using water to thin them, I may need a bit of practice and experimenting with it. I might get some water soluble linseed oil medium to try with them (I left it behind, as I wasn't sure I could bring it on commercial aircraft). The clean up is brilliant, EASY water clean up of brushes and also the palette. Very nice ! All in all, I am pretty impressed and liked the paints. to learn more about the Daniel Smith water soluble oils, check out www.danielsmith.com
I think the birds came out very well. They look good and have cute expressions. They need just some fine tuning to the shadings and highlights on them, and a bit of fine tuning detail on their little faces and also their feet. I also need to tidy up the background, maybe put in some pattern on the stripes. The hearts need the white border tidied. And the flowers and leaves will be some work too.
|My stopping point today. Its on its way !|
Another UFO (unfinished object, (this one a painting) is now on its way to completion. I'll post it when done !