So, back to my little canvases and hand lettering. I had enough time at lunch today to get this little canvas done. I used Dick Blick Iridescent Rich Gold for the background. I mixed it with another color, but can't recall which gold color it was. I did the background at home and gave it several days to totally dry before taking it to work to complete. No glitter was used in the paint or on the background. The iridescent quality of the paint makes it sparkle naturally.
So, I did something different for today. I went looking in my studio for lesson information I wanted to post on this blog and I found this piece along with other unfinished pieces. I have this bad habit of sometimes not finishing a painting or drawing I begin. This is one. I had actually done two of these pieces. One was done for a class I was teaching to show how to use the grid method as well as learning basic values . The second one I never finished. This is the second one. I got inspired to complete the pear instead of doing one of my theme pictures for this challenge today. So, here it is.
This was done with graphite leads HB and 4B and a tortillion, plus two of my fingers. Lol!
Graphite leads HB and 4B
White Faber-Castell eraser
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Vellum
Well, it seems I did miss a couple of days in this challenge. I will try to do better for now on. Meanwhile, here is my day 17 painting.
This was painted with plush purple pearl acrylic paint for the background with some glitter brushed on over it. Everything is acrylic except for the black lines. The back strip across the kite is black sequin acrylic paint. The black lines are Pigma archival ink. You can, of course, see the glitter much better in real life.
Here is my day 13 post of the 30-in-30 challenge. Just a little praise and a little music. This time I used Interference Gold (fine) acrylic paint from Golden over the china blue. The colors are glitter inks.