As I said last week, I want to make some "easy" paintings now for my upcoming exhibition. Easy meaning just make a drawing and colour it in ....
Hmm, I must say I didn't enjoy that nearly as much as I thought. To show you what I mean, this is the painting:
"Dance of life" - 50x60 cm (19,7 x 23,6 inches)
I had fun drawing the figures, even though I got lost in the tangle of limbs sometimes ;-)
But then I started colouring them in, and boy, that was tedious work! Some colours I had to do four layers to get them more or less opaque (especially the red and orangey ones). The good thing is that you can do it in between other things, but let's just say I won't make a painting like this again very soon ...
It's a nice technique though. This is how it started:
I painted the canvas black and then drew the figures on there. After that was done I drew vertical lines over the figures, not parallel but a bit at an angle. Then I drew the horizontal lines the same way.
And then it's just a matter of colouring it in. Every figure was either completely tones of blue, tones of green or tones of red, and everytime you get to a line you change the colour. A bit similar to the technique I explained here. And don't mix up the figures! The background is done in different dark colours.
So if you feel like "colouring": feel free to try out the technique! And don't forget to show the results!
Still going strong with the 29 faces challenge, although at times it's "challenging" ;-p
Here's face nr 14: another miniature-painting (10x10 cm - 4"x 4"):
And face nr 15: another rock
Felt like making a weird face with lots of colour ... (was starting to get a bit bored with the colours of my painting ;-) )
On Sunday I'll post the next faces, and an overview of the whole week (just to motivate me to keep going ..)
Thank you so much for visiting, and for leaving all those wonderful comments! Linking this to Paint Party Friday, as every Friday, and also to 29 faces challenge. So much to see at those 2 blogs, 100s of links, and too little time to visit them all ... :-(
Hope you're enjoying a wonderful day, and that your weekend will be stress- and hassle-free!
See you on Sunday! ♥ ♥ ♥