Friday, April 13, 2012
Hydrangeas and Roses 16 X 20 acrylic, ink, oil crayon, and charcoal
I just can't stop painting flowers. I love 'em. In the garden. In the house. On the wall. Everywhere. I've been studying the paintings of some of my favorite artists recently, and I spent most of my spring break working on this painting. I started with an acrylic base and then applied layers of ink, oil crayon, and charcoal. I put an acrylic sealer between each layer to allow me to mix oil and water based media and to preserve the integrity of the painting. To achieve as much depth and transluscence as possible, I repeated the combination of layers three times before I was satisfied with the result.
Now, I just can't wait for summer, so I can bury my nose in the real thing!
for Paint Party Friday