Sunny Surprise, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado
Surprise, surprise, surprise. I am surprised at how well this turned out. It was a horrible catastrophe the entire time I was working on it. The late hour and pure determination got it done. Or maybe it was laziness. I did not want to start over.
Long list of fixes that could be made. The vase is perfect on the left, and NOT on the right. The shadow should wrap around the side, instead of sit underneath the vase. The right side of the table edge is higher than the left. (Hmm, thought there was more.)
I painted the table 4 times. Tried different textures that goofed or splotched or made a mess. Finally I just pressed a credit card into the wet paint to make a check pattern.
The same with the background. Mess 3 or 4 times. Scraped on paint with a credit card first, Didn’t like the hard edges. Covered that with paint, and pressed a texture sheet on to it. Nuthin’. The rust color was looking, orange. So I covered it with more bisque and pressed the dots texture sheet on. Almost worked. Looked really good while it was still wet. I was disappointed when it dried. But looking at it now, I do like the subtle effect.
At the end I was sure I had a piece of yuck. But I was going to post it anyway. Then I thought, maybe some black would save it.
There it is. Pretty sunflowers. Whew!
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