Friday, March 22, 2013

Handbag and Key Remote

Last night I chose to sketch and paint my favorite handbag.  I've carried this bag now for about seven years.  It's small so I'm not tempted to overload and oh so durable being made of denim.  It would have to be for me to still be carrying it.

I forgot to scan before painting.  I try to remember to do that as I like having both the before and after scans of my work (sometimes taking a scan mid way).

Worked in the Stillman & Birn Beta journal
#8 Round
W&N:  Indigo, Indian Yellow, Cad Red, Bt Sienna, Neutral Tint
Platinum Carbon pen and Black ink

Worked the handbag wet in wet charging deeper color, spraying with fine water mister for some texture, dabbing with tissue, and some scrubbing or lifting after the paint dried.  I lost the effect from where I used the spray bottle and realized I need to wait a little while for the paint to settle to give me the effect I want.

As you can tell by the notes on my page, I don't look forward to adding shadows.  For some reason I have a real mental block where shadows are concerned.  If I were to try to do the shadow over again, I would try to fade out the time :-)


larry said...

You may not like shadows but you sure are good at doing them :-) Great painting, Susan.

Cheers --- Larry

Susan Bronsak said...

Thanks Larry..........I think the problem with this one is the fact I used Indigo in the shadow as I did in the bag and the shadow to me is flat.....not lively looking. And it may not necessarily be the results but my personal expectations I need to work on :-))

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