Art Project 14

This started with a 6 x 8 canvas board that I had put a background on yesterday. I wanted to follow a tutorial I found in an old painting magazine on painting flowers. I find myself returning to floral shapes repeatedly, so I would like to increase my skill in painting them.

Project 14

Project 14

So I forgot to talk because I was busy listening to music on my headphones. Oops.

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Project 14

At this point, I just wasn’t feeling the love. So I started to turn the flowers into eyeballs.

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Project 14

I painted them and they were so awful I couldn’t even take a picture. I painted them in.

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Project 14

This felt better. I decided to try a technique I learned at my art journal workshop on Whidbey Island a few weeks ago. This involves putting Vaseline on the painting and then painting over it.

You can see the Vaseline on the board. It’s thick and shiny.

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Then you dry the paint and then rub, rub, rub until the Vaseline is gone. It acts as a resist – meaning it will keep the paint from drying over the original layer.

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Project 14

I love how this turned out compared to where it was in the beginning. I showed it to the kids and they wanted to know what it was a picture of. I asked them what they thought: hearts, strawberries, real hearts. And then Phil thought they were Christmas lights. Lol. What do you think?

Time to go to the scanner and then I will play some in Photoshop. See what we can do.

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Project 14

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