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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yet another layer......

This is a picture of a folk-art rose that I painted Tuesday.  I had the background painted black already waiting, when the piece I was working on needed drying time I worked on it.  It was a relatively simple painting and didn't take that long.

I love doing paintings on black backgrounds--it makes them "pop".  You first have to undercoat your picture with white.  Paint you image all white first, then come back and add layers of color. 

this is the second layer of the bird.  I had covered the entire piece with Golden Tar Gel and let it dry.

After the tar gel dried I came back and added more stamping and more flowers.

I wrote on the bottome of it with a sharpie...

Now I can build on it some more...

This picture is a little hard to see, but you can see enough to know where it's going......

Hope you all have a great, creative week!
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  1. oh my goodness the painting with the bird is just getting more and more gorgeous! I love the richness the layers are giving it! Have a creative weekend my friend ♥

  2. I love how the hue of the birds feathers blend into each other. I love how you've accurately captured that look when a birds feathers are so smooth, it looks like fur. Great stuff!

  3. Hello Star,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words. I popped over to your blog--it is great. I also became a follower!!