Here are some in-progress pics…
This is part of a group of small paintings I was working on at the same time. Each of these had been part of old watercolour paintings that didn’t get very far. This particular painting began life as the piece shown in the image below with the large block of orange…
Soon it took on a life of its own and called for some windows & alleyways to be added. Some windows I drew, others I scraped into the paint with my large trusty nail that I seem to be using a lot lately to add texture and design:
Finally I added some stainless-steel acrylic paint (by Golden) and more soft pencil. A top-coat of matte spray fixative was applied so the pencil won’t smudge.
Here’s the finished piece again:
© deb davies thorkelson
Mixed Media (mostly acrylic paint and pencil) on D’Arches watercolour paper.
Size: approx. 11.25″ x 11″
Here is a link to City Blocks #2
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