Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hibiscus (6"x6")

The lighting on this photo leaves quite a bit to be desired... I'll re post tomorrow with better lighting. I am painting again and that feels good. I've had a couple days of cutting glass, mats, and assembling. That has it's own joy - it's great to see the finished product - but it doesn't compare to painting.

I love the color and the texture on the hibiscus so it's a fun subject for me. After I painted the petals I began lifting some of the veins... then I remembered to try floating. I took clean water on my rigger and drizzled it on the petals, waited a bit and then rubbed the color off with a tissue. It worked pretty well and gave the veins a lighter, softer texture.

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