Hi all y’all,
While I am impatiently waiting for a delivery of art supplies, I started a fun painting.
I used a free-cycle canvas (the background was already on the canvas) and a photo of Maggie in California for inspiration. I made grid lines with chalk to get an idea of proportion.
I Googled “bubbles” to see how other people painted bubbles. I combined a couple of ideas.
This idea came from a one minute video that I found on You Tube. I went to Home Depot and bought some spray paint. I went to the grocery and bought some paper cups.
First, I cut the bottom off of the cups.
2. I sprayed a small amount of silver spray paint in the cup, aiming at one edge.
3. I took that same cup and ran the rim through some white acrylic paint. I used this to make a whiter edge.
4. I didn’t like the whiter edge and muted it with LuminArte’ paint. Now looking at the photos, I think the white edge makes it look more 3 D. I am going to add some white back in. I am also going to add some white highlights where the light is hitting. My highlights are too subtle.
5. I looked at photos of bubbles on Google as a reference and added some colors that were already in the painting. I used LuminArte’ because it is so delicate and luminous.
What is working for me:
the topic, Girl Power
the childhood symbols of bubbles, a marble circle, and hopscotch
the brilliant colors.
I want her hair more flow-y, add shoelaces, and darken some of her features, because the background is so dark.
Incase you are wondering what happened to the other cups…
Last weekend at Southern Decadence…
It is so easy to make friends in New Orleans.
with alligator kisses,