An amount of time, the length of which I will not highlight, has passed since my last blogpost. I have been busy with other things, obviously. Some of which have no doubt been very important, possibly.
In truth, I have not been particularly arty and creative for a longer time than I'm happy with, but life has a way of presenting distractions, attention grabbing events and responsibilities that need time and energy. This has been the way for the last while and necessitating my wants and wishes to sometimes be sidelined. One of these responsibilities, with a long lasting legacy, knocked me off kilter, but I'm happy to report that it has now passed. As evidence I share with you my most recent commission, completed, delivered and loved by it's owner.
I share below a few photos of the work as it progressed.
"LIVE, HOPE, LOVE"
The first layers of colour and texture are applied
Some more texture details
Some rather bold colour is added
A lighter watered down colour wash added
Hmmm, all blacked out
After doing that I was unsure it was the right thing to have done, but faith in my idea paid off
Notice the texture showing through
As counter-intuitive as it may seem, so begins the long process of scrubbing off
much of the dark wash
Slowly but surely the desired effect is revealed
A few more touches of colour and there it is