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.
So I forgot to talk because I was busy listening to music on my headphones. Oops.
At this point, I just wasn’t feeling the love. So I started to turn the flowers into eyeballs.
I painted them and they were so awful I couldn’t even take a picture. I painted them in.
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.
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.
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.