Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A failure



Painting on the gold leaf for this picture has not been a success. First mistake was not having the canvas vertical when painting. The gold reflects the light back most beautifully through the paint but I painted the canvas at a 45 degree angle so when I straighten it ... whoops ... a mess. Second mistake was not thinking about paint transparency/opacity. I  should have constructed the inside using transparent colours allowing the glow to show through the paint and used opacity for the outside allowing the gold to be unpainted.

So I have quit on this painting and will retry later.

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4 Comments:

Blogger debby emadian said...

Keep going....it's looking really good.....

9:36 am  
Blogger NJ Mijares said...

hoping for your success on the next try =)

9:39 am  
Blogger Lorna said...

it's cool when people comment ... thank you!

10:35 am  
Blogger Graham said...

Seems like you’ve learnt a lot with this one even if it feels like a failure at the moment. Hope you return to it, even if that means starting from scratch to get it just the way you want it. Love the idea of using gold within work, am going to start experimenting with that myself soon :)

3:37 pm  

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