A Friend Came With Snapdragons.
8x6in oil on canvas panel 100.
Lucky me. I do not remember painting snapdragons before so I really
enjoyed doing them. The colors are beautiful. Thank you, Karen.
I painted them outside in the sunshine to be able to really see the gorgeous colors.
Yesterday, I said I would show some more techniques using the home-made shaper.
into trouble so I lifted out the problem areas without
getting into muddy colors caused by over-blending.
I had not used staining colors so it went back to the
white of the canvas,
Patterns can be made by turning the
tool sideways. Handy for fences etc.
This is a staining color so it is great for
all kinds of layering.
The shaper is also handy for lifting out
other types of light areas. See next.
there are some "lift off" areas at the top.
On the right I used a staining green
with purple so when lifted off, here and
there, some interesting layers can happen.
I painted the basic shape of a rose at
bottom. Looks messy I know but this is
about the principle involved, and not perfection...
(good job only artists are reading this!)
I used the shaper to lift out where I wanted
the light areas of the rose petals to be.
This is where the flexibility beats
out the shapers you buy.
already lifted off beforehand to
show where the light pattern goes in
I left the transparent areas in some places
and placed green over the lifted out green area.
This is not a finished painting, only a demo
to show the use of the shaper.