Monday, January 11, 2010

Second wash - 'Face in the Shadows'

After looking at my painting and studying the shapes that appeared on the paper from the first wash, I was getting a feel of where the features were going to be placed. This was done minus any pre-drawing. After the features were in place I added more structure and depth around the features still adding copious amounts of water to my paper and letting the colours run into each other.

Colours used at this stage were - Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Yellow and French Ultra Marine Blue. I still don't know whether this is a male or female..... will have to wait and see.......


I love watching the colours mingle and the appearance of blooms forming on the paper. I quite enjoy these two sections here... hope they are still visible on the completed piece.











4 comments:

Melissa Fischer said...

Very cool, Debbie! I love playing with washes and it'll be neat to see where you go with this one. I love seeing the stages along the way.

BTW, I also like your new background color for your blog. it's nice and soft.

So glad your muse is back!!!!! Painting is so much fun when you're in the flow of it, isn't it?

Debbie said...

Thanks for all your complements Melissa.... I'm enjoying painting this. I'm finding more movement with with colours washed out!

Debbie said...

The background colour looked quite harsh on this PC, hence the change!

Maree said...

Looks like a lovely development Debbie! Can't wait for the finished product!