Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Painting over my drawing

 I made another drawing of the same subject, but left out the paint brush.  Then I got the idea to add a peice of patterned paper to the background, it's from a pad of decorative scrapbook paper.  I cut it to fit around the contour of my drawing.  Then, I pasted it down with matte medium and brushed a coat of it over the whole surface.  When it dried, I painted over it with oils!  I love how it came out....
... after I took this picture, I added in the little red paint brush that was in my original drawing.   But, now, I think I like it better without it. Maybe I'll go back and paint it out.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Drawing on a rainy day..

It rained most of the day today, and I sat inside and drew.  I started with the book and tissue, then added the banana because I was eating one and kept setting it on the board there between bites...   so I got a new one and put it in the set up.   Then added the brush, because I wanted something to make a diagonal line to balance everything out.  
I like this natural brown colored paper because it's automatically a middle tone.  I love adding darks and lights to finish.