If I’m feeling really frustrated with my paintings, I’ll layer at least three new colors or different supplies.
This is one of the easiest ways to give depth to a paintiing as I cover up the parts I don’t like.
I start in the background, mixing a little acrylic paint with acrylic ink, then scribble some water-soluble oil pastels on top. As I play, I add a few of the same patterns and colors to my character to keep everything in balance.
Sometimes all I need is to get out of my comfort zone and start playing again so I can stop thinking so much and really get into a flow.
You can see just how I layer my favorite supplies for painting faces in the SERENDIPITY 2 – Learn To Let Go video sneak peek below.
In this video preview you’ll see how I begin to add softness and develop a character’s face. I use these same techniques whether I’m creating a whimsical animal or a more realistic portrait.