Thank you Brenda I used white gouache, slightly thinned with a little water. For the big puff I started with a black lines in a small star shape, then added longer lines from that center shape, again in a star pattern , then when dry, I used the tip of my 8 inch round doing little x’s starting from the outside edge of the lines moving into t…[Read more]
#DoodlewashMarch2021 prompts: Potatoes. Did you know that potato blossoms used to be fashionable? Marie Antoinette made them all the rage when she wore one in her hair. Out of all the brush shapes, I find the rigger the hardest to use. I decided that I’d use one to try and get all those potato field perspective lines lined up. Phew! Only took…[Read more]
#DoodlewashMarch2021 prompts: Potatoes. Did you know that potato blossoms used to be fashionable? Marie Antoinette made them all the rage when she wore one in her hair. Out of all the brush shapes, I find the rigger the hardest to use. I decided that I\'d use one to try and get all those potato field perspective lines lined up. Phew! Only took about 5 times longer than it needed to, lol. I also remembered why I don\'t do perspective too often. It\'s kind of boring. I made some compositional choices that I\'m not over pleased with. One of those case where I fell in love with details but they don\'t really help the overall painting.
Medium: Arteza Gouache, Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Flat & Rigger, Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press ‘The Collection’ paper. Photo reference courtesy of jggrz at Pixabay. @zenartsupplies #PostcardsForTheLunchBag @Hahnemühle_USA Putting Potatoes into Perspective-Arteza gouache, Black Tulip Flat & Rigger, Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection paper
Sandra, this is gorgeous and you give us such good information. Most, pretty much all, of my paintings are done with just one brush, a #4 round with a veth pointy tip. Inalso tend to get lost in the details.
Thank you, Brenda! I tend to do most of my painting with rounds, and though I use different sizes, usually I use one size per painting. I’ve been trying to stop that. You can do some interesting things with the different shapes if you practice with them enough. I was pushing with the rigger. They’re really only meant for long thin lines, like…[Read more]
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