Saturday, March 19, 2011

Princess Lily Grace

This is a watercolor painting of my granddaughter Lily Grace.
It is from a photo I took of her dressing up on her fourth birthday wearing a crown and earrings I had bought for her.
Dressing up and putting on makeup are things Lily really enjoys.
I have been working on this painting for a long time now but as I have stated before I often work on two or three paintings at a time. I am almost finished Blue Mask and I am painting some birds now as well.
If you look back in my blog you will see where I started this painting.
Lily will be Five on April 19th.
Now I have to start a painting of her little sister Molly Clair.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blue Mask Step 6

I have now covered the back ground with pastel after the canvas had dried.
The Tooth worked very well to hold the pastel. I am certainly more pleased now with the depth of color and I feel it has brought the mask foreward.

Blue Mask Step 5

In this step I have removed the masking I had applied to save the whites for the feather Plume.
You will now also see the wet film I have applied over the background. It is Golden Acrylic ground for pastel.
I have applied it to give tooth to my canvas to allow me to now use pastel over my watercolor as I did not like the texture of the background with just the watercolor.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Blue Mask Step4

In this step I have used Inktense to put in the decoration on the face of the mask. I have added another wash to the background and the table but I am very disappointed in this watercolor canvas and the way the paint lies on the surface.
I am now debating which way to go with this.
Do I opt for acrylic or pastel or scrap it all together. Stay tuned for the next step!!!