Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just finished another Lesson yesterday. I really do like the way this one turned out. It was a very difficult lesson for me to paint. I lost some of the transparency in my colors on the last layer, but still do like it. This was painted on an old tray I had and never used. The tray is about 12x18" and I will hang it up on a wall. This is my first venture with gold leafing. It wouldn't have been so hard if the tray edges hadn't had all of the curves and edges it does. I spent most of an afternoon applying it to the tray edge. All in all, I finally got it so that it looked okay and I'm happy with it. I don't think I will try that again....unless it is an edge that is square and plain.
I'm going to take a few days off from my lessons now and chill out. Think I'll work on something that is less tedious to paint. Maybe some watercolor or a mixed media collage.
I will post whatever I come up with. I've got some new watercolor brushes ordered and hope that they show up today. I can't wait to play with them!!! A girl can never have too many art supplies!!! LOL!!!!

1 comment:

Beverly said...

just beautiful!! I take lessons here in pa and a couple of your lessons we have completed in our class! this one REALLY is nice and looks like it was involved! Nice job layering and keeping the light! Have fun!!! I will be checking back to see your new stuff from time to time!