The process of painting this painting was a really fun. It was just play and experimentation. I just let myself have fun with practicing some new techniques I learned in mixing and blending metallic paints from one of Julie Prichard's online painting classes on her website, The Land of Lost Luggage. I've always loved using metallic paints and gold leaf in my work, so I really enjoyed exploring other ways to incorporate these into my paintings.
This painting started out with just some scrubbed on paint, a simple outline of the face, some basic shading and some pattern stamping - just to get it rolling. (See below)
All this layering provided some nice depth and interest. There were various areas of copper paint showing through at the end, which ended up being a nice contrast to the overall painting, so I chose to add tiny bits of copper leaf as a finishing touch. I am looking forward to using more of Julie Prichard's tips and tricks with metallic paints on some future projects.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about my painting process in the painting of this painting. Thanks for checking in!
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