Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Practice Buddha - WIP
I'm working on this Buddha as a practice for a larger piece I'm planning to do for my son. This is on a 9x12 block and the larger piece will be on a 18x20 block.
I wanted to work out some colors and get into the flow for the larger piece. I'm glad I did, since I ran into some challenges like remember how much Quin Gold doesn't like to be disturbed once laid down on the paper. To overcome that, I've found to lay additional layers of the paint on dry and then spray with a fine mist pump and gently brush the areas and it smoothes out on it's own. And to remember to use a BIG brush, I had trouble just using the regular brushes on this piece which is weird, but I'm keeping that in mind when I tackle the big piece.
Also, I'm not sure I like the colors I chose so I'm going to work on that as well. Next to the painting is my little workout card that I'm using to work and record colors I chose for each painting. I then will put them in a album I'm using as a mini portfolio, which will help me keep track of what colors I use for each painting.