Here are more of the gesso prepped postcards. I received a newsletter from the Desert Botanical gardens in Phoenix, and it put me in the mood to paint cacti. Warm thoughts on a chilly day. Mingus saw rain a few times. We had minuscule hail for about two minutes. :o/ Fingers crossed for rain showers tomorrow.
There are three layers in this yellow. Quin Gold, Yellow Ochre and Jaune Yellow. It scanned true. The Quin Gold settled into the paper, and created delicate… freckles. This top part was painted first, wet on slightly damp paper. The Indigo was wet paint on dry paper.
I cropped this piece digitally, to postcard proportions. Which do you prefer?
Good stuff Maynard!! Snail mail surprise! I ordered two small Carry-All pouches from my Society6 shop.They are meant to be gifts, but I really want to keep them for myself. Ha ha. I am so happy with the quality of these little bags. The material is heavy-duty and there is a small pocket in the lining. The colors are true to the original artwork. The pattern in the vase is even visible!
I considered adding a touch of indigo to this. Instead I drew tiny turquoise circles. Acrylic, Caran d’Ache, texture sheet, collage, some finger painting. Used a palette knife for the first layers. Random marks.
Feeling like this might be a work in progress. The collage shape is nudging at me. I may add more Flesh tone to balance or conceal. Loving the pinkish, peachy flesh color, “Natural Buff”. But it does not scan as well as it looks in person. It is warm, and not too feminine. Or maybe it is. What do you think?