I’ve been working on the tissue paper and newsprint today. This is when I turn up the music and, as my sister calls it, “noodle” – painting itty bitty details. Some artists find this tedious, I find it relaxing. It doesn’t require a whole lot of thinking, just a little bit patience. If I have some good music I’m good to go!
I’m using a mixture of pthalo blue (red shade) and violet oxide for the dark shadows and print. Working wet in wet for the shadowing and dry brush for the lettering, adding water in the areas I want the lettering to fade. I’ve also been adding more detail to Jack, deepening the shadows creating more depth. Ok, back to noodling!
Do you ever put little things in your noodling that just come to mind? Things such as kids names, a favorite place etc? I have before…very indiscretly. It is fun. This is turning out great!
Thank you Ellie. I’m actually putting clues in the newsprint for the paintings title. It’s fun 🙂
I think the Artcolony needs to be in there! ha!!! This will be a fantastic piece when you get done…it is so perfect as this is just what cats love the most!
This is looking marvelous, Bitsy…love that orange kitty.
LOL, I think you’re right Jane …. hmmmm, where can I put it.
Thanks ladies, I think I’m having more fun putting clues in the paper than anything else. Jack is a pretty boy, but his table manners are atrocious!
Bitsy-This is looking great! Love your ‘glass’ paintings the best though. Great job on the blog too. 🙂
Thanks Lee, I’m enjoying the ‘blogging experience’. Need to paint the furries for my sanity and fun while I’m doing the more intricate work like glass. It’s a good balance 😉
I love noodling, too! It’s perfect for glass reflections. This is totally stunning. Thanks for posting your progress!