LLAMA LOVE: Step by step
I hope you are all doing fine and enjoying autumn coming.
After a couple of weeks full of Amazon jungle inspiration on the canvas, the memories of Latin America find their way to my artwork. I love the new imagery that reminds me of colourful Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
As you will see, I am still in love with the layering proces. It is also nice to take pictures to share with you while the paint dries. So enjoy my 'homage to the llama'.
First layers with a 3 second writing exercise, writing the words that come to mind. Most of them will disappear but there are still there and I believe their energy stays on the canvas.
Hello dear Llama, great that you found your way
Collage papers, my new handmade stamps, a cactus, color explosion...this is the weird 'middle phase'. I promise, it's getting better. 'Just keep painting'.
Quieting down the background, creating more contrast.
Here it is- my friendly, cute little llama.
At that point, I called the painting done and took it with me to the living room, smiling back to its funny face. But in the end, it felt a little dark- I found I lost some of the energizing background.
It took me a while to know how to change it. I didn't want to loose it's texture. If I could. I whished I could have used an app to upgrade it's brightness. In the end I decided to take the risk and cover a lot of the background with white and collaged paper on it and colored all of it with more bright colours on top and added more marks again.
Have a wonderful day!
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