Writing on the wing: "I gather courage to forgive, I learn to love in simple steps."
password: tellyourstory (To download click here, scroll down under the video and click on a button "download".)
I am using Adobe Photoshop CS6 version. You do not need to have Photoshop for this lesson. Alternatives:
1. You can use any other programs to combine your images.
2. You can use the same step as in previous project, by gluing magazine images and overpainting them.
3. You can draw you own composition on canvas.
4. You can print out my composition and copy it with carbon paper to your canvas.
The reason I am showing Photoshop in this project is because I used to use this method a lot in the beginning of my artists career and it helped me with composition. If you don't use Photoshop, please skip this video.
Setup for this artwork:
wrapped canvas 16"x20", please use 140 lbs paper or canvas panel, 9"x12" and 12"x16", it does not matter
wet palette (see making wet palette video on intro page of this workshop)
acrylic gel medium, or matt medium, or gloss medium
sponge to dab a paint with
rag to wipe a brush on
small foam roller (optional)
Faberl-Castell Pitt artists pen 188 M (to write on the edge of the wing), you can use any ink pen or Sharpie.
Stabilo All in black and in white (or watersoluble pencil, or charcoal pencil)
brushes, I use filberts (flat ones with roundish corners), but you can use any brushes you prefer
printed image of a girl with hands (you are welcome to use mine)
porcupine stick (or any sharp tool to scratch into wet paint)
carbon paper (transfer paper) - if you are transferring from printed image instead of drawing (sold in stationary departments and office supplies)
- quinacridone red (substitutes: quinacridone magenta, alizarin crimson, transparent pyrrole red)
- quinacridone nickel azo gold (substitutes: quinacridone gold, raw sienna, gold ochre, yellow ochre)
- red iron oxide (substitutes: transparent red iron oxide, venetian red, burned sienna, terra rosa, quinacridone burned orange)
- aureolin hue (substitutes: indian yellow, hansa yellow, cadmium yellow)
- phthalo blue (ultramarine blue, Prussian blue, indanthrene blue)
- green gold (Golden) & bronze yellow (Liquitex) – optional colors
- titanium white
If you don't have transparent colors, or you feel you don't have enough of them, just take 3 primaries: any yellow, any red and any blue, and follow all my steps from these videos demonstrations. You will be able to get beautiful result just by layering colors and painting from dark to light. One of the purposes of this workshop is to encourage you to use what you have and make do with available art materials.
You can print out this composition and use it for your work.
Alternatively, you can use my below compositions, that I compiled for you on Photoshop, using various bits and pieces:
To find your own images online you can check out Pinterest.
Inspirational Stream on beautiful glazing in art: