I really enjoy painting
I have painted several of them
I want to show you my latest one
Step inside my
Gingerbread, Raw Umber, Mocha, Shading Flesh, Neutral Gray, Emperor's Gold, Brandy Wine, Soft Black, Milk Chocolate, Light Buttermilk, Driftwood, Olde Gold, Lamp Black , Dark Chocolate, Dove Gray, Buttermilk
I began by applying 2 good coats of GESSO to masonite panel.
Be sure to let each coat dry well.
Once the GESSO had dried completely
I base coated the panel
with a mix
Brandy Wine and Gingerbread
I applied 2 coats of this mix letting each coat dry completely.
I then thinned some Walnut Stain with water on my palette.
I used a slip slap motion and a 2" bristle brush to apply to my panel.
I then took a scrunched up piece of old cotton t-shirt to "rag off" the stain.
I pressed the rag lightly and quickly over the surface to give it a mottled look.
Work quickly before the stain dries!
I let the panel dry completely before spattering the background heavily
* To do this easily , dip the bristle tips of a large stencil brush into water and mix into a dime size puddle of Lamp Black, Hold brush over panel and pull a few bristles toward you with a palette knife, using some pressure. Turn brush to access more paint. Reload if necessary. Let dry completely!
It's now thyme to trace and transfer the main design.
Exclude the details for now.
Base coat the chair with 2 coats of Olde Gold.
I am now adding some shading to the chair with Raw Umber.
Base coat the dress with 2 coats of Soft Black.
I shaded the dress using a 3/4" brush to create a large float with Lamp Black
I also dry brushed using Lamp Black to soften the shading details of the dress.
The leaves on the chair are painted so to look like they were stenciled on.
Adding the line detail to the chair.
Chair detail is complete.
Base coat collar, face and hands
Shade face and hands.
I am now working on cheeks, lips and nose
I have now added the hair and the bow on the bonnet
I am now working on the bonnet
I am now working on the eye detail
adding additional detail to the lips.
I am now adding some highlights to the hair.
I am also working on the lace around collar and cuffs.
Close-up of detail
I have now added more detail to the eyebrows .
I have also added some "wrinkles" to the forehead, around eyes, chin and mouth
Next I cut a stencil of the knitted shapes.
I put a piece of screening over the stencil
pounced heavily into the stencil openings.
I then shaded the "knitted area" with Milk Chocolate then Soft Black.
I used Dura Clear Ultra Matte Varnish on my completed piece
Once my panel was completely dry I mixed some
I applied this lightly to the background areas of the panel,
wiping with a clean cotton cloth.
Aunt Sophie sitting waiting to be "framed".
The finished piece measures
26" x 23"
My husband made the frame for this project
I first sanded then sealed my my frame
I then applied 2 coats of Antique Gold
I taped off the inner edges of the fame.
I applied a thick coat of One Step Crackle Medium.
I then mixed some Lamp Black with the Staining and Antiquing Medium.
I brushed it on the frame and wiped the excess with a clean cotton cloth.
Now we have a crackled finish
I measured to find the center of each side of the frame.
Using a stencil brush I pounced Emperor's Gold into the stencil.
I then spattered the gold edges heavily with Lamp Black.
I then inserted Aunt Sophie in the frame.
DecoArt provided me with the paints and products to complete this project as part of their
Helping Artist and Blogger Outreach Programs
Thank you DecoArt!!!
I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
I will soon be painting a companion piece to this project