This composite combines lotus flowers (Days 68 and 69) and wax flowers (Day 63).
This image combines branches, wax flowers, lotus centers, and lilies.
This composite combines lotus flowers (Day 66), branches (Day 34), and wax flowers (Day 65).
This is a composite from days 47, 63, and 65, capturing branches and wax flowers.
Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Canvas paper. Toothpick. Chisel.
The Backstory: I was eager to try the paint-scraping technique using Shadow Generator 2.0, which means I can generate more complex and larger shadows. Unfortunately, the paint dries so quickly (even with ample retarder) as to undermine the beauty of this technique. I will need to either use different paint (i.e., oils) or reserve this technique for small spaces (yes, dear Reader, I went a bit beyond the 4×4 constraints today; call it artistic license).
Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Canvas paper.
The Backstory: Today I tried out “Shadow Generator 2.0” for the first time (see pic below). As usual, whenever I switch to a new method, there is a setback. Painting against the wall is a challenge (read: aching muscles and lack of control). As with other techniques, I must employ patience to get this one right, and I’m excited to test the limits of the shadow generator – I feel like I’m painting with shadows and photographing with paint.
Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush. Toothpick. Canvas board.
The Backstory: Back to dark paint on the bottom, lighter paint on top. The line from the toothpick is more delicate than the wood cuticle pusher, and as much as I try to make the latter work, the former is my favorite.
Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brushes, toothpick, rubber chisel.
The Backstory: The pendulum swung back towards complexity today, and I’m not thrilled with the results. Like yesterday, this canvas is two-tone green underneath. However, I ended up with far too much paint in the top coat, which made it hard to etch. Also, not loving the colors.