Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thank god for gesso!

This time when I started to make a new background it went horribly wrong. I had wanted to create a moody, mostly blue-green page, but both the colors and the way I tried to mix them were decidedly not what I had intended. I ended up with a background that was way too dark and much murkier than I liked. I rememberd just before I started fuming and tearing my hair out that I could make it undone - just squish some gesso ono the mess and bingo! you have a practically new page to start from. After that I mainly played with yellow and red and later on did a few dry brushstrokes with white before adding a little metallic touch. It was not what I had intended, however, I like the outcome quite a lot.

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