Join me on my journey as I create visual art in various media including acrylic, pastel, pencil, watercolor, and mixed media as well as ceramics and needle felting. I am also writing and illustrating a children's picture storybook. Regardless of the medium, my subject is nearly always animals!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
On with the ACEOs!
I was particularly pleased with how this one came out - specifically the illusion of light on the owl. The background was quite a challenge. After masking out the owl, I built it up with layers of transparent acrylic washes then painted the "aurora borealis." For that I used a wide flat brush side-loaded with opaque white gouache mixed with turquoise and blue. Then I went over it with violet, blue, and green interference paints. I'm not sure people will know that it's supposed to be the aurorea borealis, but at least it makes a nice background.
I always enjoy painting owls!
As a postscript, I wonder why I can never seem to get perfect coverage with the masking fluid no matter how hard I try?!