Hi everyone, Today you are visiting my studio where I have been painting on a round painting! My students will be creating a round painting today in class, so I wanted to finish one to show them. They will not copy mine, as I teach them to be individuals and they will use their own color scheme, placement of flowers and leaves. I will take flowers from my garden for them to use as models.
You can see that the round paper is taped to a board with blue tape that is easy to remove without harm to the paper. The tape keeps the paper flat and tight, so that when it is wet it will not get all puffy and out of "sorts". You can see some flowers to the side that I picked as models. They only last one day, whether in or out of water, so you have to pick new Hibiscus every day. It took a few days to finish the painting.
Here is the finished painting. I washed in a bit of turquoise, some green and sienna in the background before starting on the flowers. I put a liquid mask on the stamen and pistols of the flower, let it dry, painted the flower, then removed the mask and I had the little bits of fluff left white, so I painted them in last. Please click on it for a closer view. I hope you know that I have a painting blog, too. It is http://egrettawells.blogspot.com/ You may also see my gallery at dailypaintworks.comHope you have a great day today and don't forget to be creative in some special way!