In the class I'm taking online with Julie Prichard, I got stuck on lesson 5, where we had to use crackle paste. Can't get my crackle paste to crackle. So I stayed stuck here for 2 months.
Finally, wisdom prevailed, and I moved on to lesson 6. She suggests that we work with colors that we're not used to. I have this beautiful Golden Quinachridone Magenta, but each time I've used the tiniest amount of it, it's resulted in a disaster. So I thought I'd use that as a base.
She suggests also that we take a photo as a guide to lead us, as we won't know how to combine the colors.
I found a Gauguin self-portrait that had colors I liked, even though I'd not have dared to combine them myself.
I also used some techniques that I've recently picked up from Mary Ann Moss of the Remains of the Day. She has a very sweet 'stencilry' class that is amazing. Now stencils are really hard on the hands, but I cut a few in cardboard. I see why you use stencil material to cut them, in cardboard, they just curl up after a few uses. Duh!!!!
This painting is big - for me! 16 x 24. It was a challenge to put so many bright colors together. I'm not sure if it's finished.
I think I may add some white. I tried white chalks last night, and that didn't really work. Good thing there were chalk, they erase easily.
Your comments are appreciated.