As you know, I am doing an on-line art class. I really have enjoyed the 1st and 2nd lessons, but my paintings in lesson 2 were bugging me. So, all this week I have been looking at them and tweaking them here and there. I made one on paper, and I made one on cradled wood. When it came to putting on a glossy isolation coat on the wood some of my marks smeared. I tried to be as gentle as I could, but my water soluble pencils still streaked. Yikes! The only thing to do was to let the gloss dry and then paint over it.
The one on the left is the before, and the one on the right is the final result.
I was sorry to cover up some of my marks, but I went in with an etching tool to make some scribbles and some of the marks showed through. I’m really liking this now. It feels more balanced.
This is the one I did on paper. Too many marks were showing through on the left. The one on the right is the final piece.
This one is for framing under glass as it is on paper. I was able to use the pencils on top.
Now, I know it was only a lesson and so I really didn’t have any attachment to the outcome. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed making this and how it turned out. I wasn’t expecting it to be perfect the first time I did it, but it came out so much better than I thought it would that I decided to try it on the more expensive cradled wood panel. Then I waited and invested more time in making them better.
So, what have you been working on lately? Thanks for stopping by.