Hello Judy,nice mysterious background ( how did you achieve this ? ) I also like the tree with the fine branches.greetings from BelgiumInge
Thanks Inge! This is a new layer process I'm working on, my own creation. There's another darker forest on my blog. I'll post instructions soon!
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Judy!!
Fabulous coloring!! I love it.
Forest Wood Panel InstructionsStep one: Paint one coat of matte medium with a bit of metallic paint preserving the wood grain of the panel. Today I used Halo Violet ~ Gold Lumiere by Jacquard. Let air dry (20-30 minutes depending on the humidity in your area).Step two: Use Distress Inks to add darks, stay in the same color family, always preserving the wood grain. While still a bit tacky, use your dry pigments in the light areas of the wood panel. Today I used English Lavender by LuminArte. Occasionally I also use Distress Inks with a little embossing powder, just for dimension. Try this step on paper first to get the results you want.Spray with workable fixative. Do this outside with plenty of ventilation.Step three: Darken the darkest areas with charcoal. This step is optional, as charcoal can get messy.Spray again with workable fixative (again outside with plenty of ventilation).Step four: Use a black or deep color Prismacolor pencil to create your fine design work. For trees I often use Indigo Blue, Black, Black Grape, Cool Gray 90% Black Cherry, and Tuscan Red. These are the darkest colors and blend well together. Use a nicely sharpened pencil for fine lines, varying your pressure as you get higher into the tree branches.Spray, this time with a matte finishing spray. This will seal and protect your work.Notes: When you chose your artwork, look for subject matter that works well in silhouette.Since I’ve been doing forests, I like to listen to soft instrumental music. I have a few favorites: Fairy of the Wood and Fairy Night Songs both by Gary Stadler, I also enjoy “Music from a Farther Room” by Lucia Micarelli, and “Violin for Anne Rice”. If you have a favorite instrumental (or two) feel free to post on my blog.I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial.
Hello Judy, thanks for the tutorial : I should try it myself... I don't have all the product you use, but you are layering a lot of things, so maybe other product would work too.Not instrumental, but my favorite CD for the moment in my creative room : Natalie Merchant with her double CD " leave your sleep". I play it again and again and I'm still not tired of it... Gorgeous music : very versatile, funny lyric ( based on poems) and a perfect voice.Search on itunes and listen to some songs to get an idea. A real must have ! greetings from BelgiumInge
Thank you for sharing. This is very beautiful. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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