Friday, June 6, 2008

Pink Ginger Progress

I've removed the friskit film and have most of the central flower painted. I've done an under-painting of the shadowed petals using cobalt blue. I've used quinacridone magenta, quinacridone red, dioxazine violet (WN) and bright rose (Holbein) for the petals. I really like this bright rose from Holbein. It's new for me and I like how bright the paint is--- almost neon. I've got the leaves started, and am hoping to finish the painting today.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Latest Painting In Progress

I'm painting pink ginger in a jungle setting right now. I'm using friskit film sealed with masking fluid around the edges to preserve the center flower and folliage. This allows me to use a lot of wet washes without worrying about getting unwanted paint in my center flower. I want to make the background look fuzzy-- out of focus, and the center flower and folliage to be fully in focus to create the illusion of depth.