Tuesday, 19 March 2013

adding a splash of colour

Along with a fresh coat of paint, we decided it was time to change the artwork on the front wall of the shop.

The sun, moon & stars (which I painted many years ago) had started to fade & it seemed like a good time to make a change. We decided on a mandala - vibrant & welcoming.

I first drew guidelines & then the outline in pencil, then went over the outline in white paint. After cleaning away the guidelines, each layer got a undercoat in an appropriate colour.

image above shows the outline, image below shows old artwork + the undercoat

Then came the fun bit, adding colour & depth...

images below all show building up of colour

& finished!

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