Share my adventures and mis-adventures as I create original art in various media. I work in both 2D (oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and mixed media) as well as 3D (polymer clay, paper clay, ceramics, and felting). My favorite subject is animals. You will find comments on my experiences with several art products and methods.
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?!