Wednesday, 11 April 2012

alphabet in progress, 3

wet the violin body and added one last wash of wr/bs. Leave to dry.




 Wet the sound hole, drop in indanthrene and paynes grey. That fixed my "mistake" . Wet the top shadow of the fingerboard and painted it with an indanthrene/aliz crimson mix, dropping in some burnt sienna. Wet the lower plate and drop in the ib/ac mix only. That's because it is a plate, not a shadow! Let it dry.


 Paint the shadow to the bridge and the string shadows.
Wet the area of the shadow - but also the back of the bridge, then wash with a dark sticky mix of ib/ac and drop in some sticky mix of bs.
Drop in and walk away!
Leave the paint to mingle to produce interesting shadows. Use a few flicks for string shadows.
Let it dry



 Remove the masking on the strings.
From here there's a bit of tidying up to do to make the strings look neater. Some dry brush in sepia on the curve, then she'll be done!

 Next time you see the violin , it will be the finished picture. I hope you've enjoyed the step by step process.

4 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love seeing the work in progress :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this, Pat! We can understand exactly how you painted it, very interesting. Wish you a nice wednesday.xx

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  3. It is a great painting, Pat!

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  4. fabulous, can't wait to see the final post for this

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