I’ve been working on a new acrylic painting, Warrior Princess, inspired by a mask my daughter, Elya, made and a poem and post I wrote.
Far from finished, this painting has truly been a delight, as I explored contrasts of black and white and the use of bold colors, such as orange and red.
Here’s a few photos and tips of what I have done so far:
First, I printed out the photo, placed tracing paper between the photo and the canvas, and then traced the image onto the canvas.
Next, I used the photo on my computer to guide my attempts to capture the essence of the photo.
I tried to see shades and colors, hues and tones, instead of the photos obvious parts, such as an eye.Sometimes I rotated the image and canvas upside down to help me focus on shapes instead of my preconceived ideas of the image.
I also took artistic liberties to change the original look.
Far from finished, warrior princess is challenging me to develop my painting techniques.
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