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.
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!