Still working on the Aloe. The mid tones are not as dark as they seem here, but I am going to soften those a bit. The first layers, see below, are acrylics. I applied them with a texture sheet, the pattern, and a brayer, and a brush. The turquoise and kiwi with a brayer, for an uneven cover. The clay with a brush, to fill in the white areas that remained uncovered.
I was really tempted to stop right there. Maybe add some line work. Or a messy dab of shariz (merlot). But I knew it wasn’t done.
HA! I just realized it looks like the back-end of a carrot. I painted a carrot butt.
I was going for one of those pots that sits at an angle.
Hmm. So, to do list:
- Tone down that neon yellow where-did-it-come-from green.
- Add some life to the washed out, faded, bland background.
- Maybe add more warmth to the pot.
This is mostly acrylics. The sap green is watercolor. The turquoise outline and the clay crayon marks on the pot are oil pastel.