Friday, November 02, 2007

fall leaves magnet


fall leaves magnet, originally uploaded by Melsky.

It's day two and I'm still at it! Who said I had no persistence?

This is a magnet. It's an original painting. I'm experimenting with a new technique. First I draw the leaf pattern on blank paper with pencil. Then I paint a transparent sunset colored glaze over all of it using various shades of red, orange and yellow with glazing medium. Then I paint the background in black.

The smaller things I've done in it are coming out good. I have two larger paintings I'm working on right now with this technique and they are harder. It's mostly because I am trying to use larger leaves and they don't seem to look as good.

Here is the listing for this one on etsy:

Fall Leaves Magnet

1 comment:

Kate said...

Oh, that's gorgeous!

K.