Thursday, 1 August 2013

Journey of a Painting - Step 2

This morning I posted the first step in a painting I have been working on over the last two months as a surprise birthday present for my MIL. I started by blowing up a photograph and then transferring it to canvas. This is Step 2.

For this step I used only red and blue paint (to make purple), plus varying amounts of water, to come up with essentially a B&W painting. I learned this technique from Susan Christiansen. I started with my darkest shades. Terry and his mom were both wearing black, so I started there.

 I did Terry's hair and beard.

Then I gave Terry's mom a brand new hairdo; I even curled it for her.

I will post Step 3 this evening. Thanks for stopping by.

Blessing hugs,

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