Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunset over Resort

Hi ladies, I thought I'd pop back and answer a few questions.
A few ladies have asked how I achieved the water effect. Here is how it was painted.

I masked off the Horizon line using Magic Tape(Sea water). Use a palette knife to apply Artelier, Impasto Gel, then pat the Impasto Gel in an up and down motion to achieve texture.

Impasto Gel dries clear, then paint over in using Jo Sonja's Artists' colour-Paynes Grey. When dry I used a dry brush technique and a light blue mix so the highlights on the water would show through.

I also applied Impasto Gel with a palette knife for the pool water, however I used a smooth motion like icing a cake. Let dry.
I then used Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours Sapphire and Titanium White picking up more Titanium White on the brush as I painted towards the lighter areas. I then dry brushed using more Titanium White over the brighter water.
Please feel free to drop me an email if you require information regarding anything paint related or to say G'day!
I belong to two Melbourne based art groups. True Blue Decorative Artists and The Society of Folk & Decorative of Victoria.
Both of these groups hold workshops either monthly or bi-monthly. You don't have to be a member to attend these workshops. Click on the name and follow the link to check out their websites and upcoming workshops.


i cant sew said...

clear as mud, but in a good way :) you make it sound so easy and you are so clever.

moncherry said...

Thank you so much Anna for answering my question. I will definitly check out the websites.
You are so kind!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Anna, Love your latest designs...the butterflies call to me, they are so cheerful and beautiful. Have an artful day.


Tuppence Crafts said...

Wow! your paintings and the techiques you use are fantastic...Marcia, my daughter and I have painting time together on a rare day...Marcia's turns out great (so does my daughter's),but me...I will stick to