Sunday, 9 February 2014

merry jesters

'Merry Jesters,' pen and wash, 4 by 6 ins., paper

1. Merry Jesters is 'Doodle of the day'.

2. Watercolour/ mixed media painting

I got some stencils at the craft shop yesterday and tried out a painting using a modified version of the technique I used on Friday with 'tickling eagle under chin'.

Everything that could go wrong went wrong with this painting but I soldiered on and completed it.  Its more muted than the eagle painting.   

Here's the painting:

'Hello little bird', mixed media, 11 by 15 ins., paper.

I like this drawing so I may do it again sometime.  In the meantime, I think you have to paint the acrylic textured background on fairly thickly to get a good contrast in your painting.  If that is the effect you want. I put my medium on rather thinly in this painting.   Trial and error at work!

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