Hi! Kirsten Reed here to show just one way to use the new beautiful stencil design,
First I took my wood canvas and collaged music tissue and plain tissue over the top and let it dry.
Then I took my virgin stencil (mine only look like this when they are NEW!!!) and laid it on top of my canvas. I dabbed an aqua green through until I had a design across the entire top.
After I took my lime green and dabbed in between on "blank" areas, but not all. Just adding a layer of color and interest.
I then laid the stencil back on to match up where I had it laid for the aqua color, only this time I dabbed some white through. I did not do all areas, just a few to give it dimension.
So then, I stared at my beautiful canvas for a long time and asked myself ~ what do I want to paint? I wanted to paint an angel, so I sketched her out with my pencil. I wanted my angel to look like she was from another time in history…not modern in any way, so I kept her lines simple.
I began filling her in with paint, a face and a long gown and wings.
I added three circles on the bottom left with my trusty toilet paper roll, just because it felt like it needed balance. I filled them in with white paint and dark teal for depth. When I filled in my angel, I did paint her face with layers of opaque white, buff and pink so the background did not show through, but I wanted the background to be part of her dress, so I used Golden fluid acrylics which are more transparent. I shaded around her outline for more dimension. I used a palette knife for her angel wings which helped give them movement.
I drew in her face, played a bit more with shading and details until I was happy with my final piece.
I really love how this angel looks like he/she could be from 1,000 years ago or today. There is such a peace and maturity about her to me.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed.
Join me tomorrow on my blog Keystrokes & Kaleidoscopes I will be featuring this stencil again for a bonus project! Hope to see you then!
Your art is so inspiring! Love seeing your process!
I love your angel! Very sweet! xoReplyDelete
She is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and timeless. I love the medieval look that stencil brought to the painting.ReplyDelete
Nice process pics Kirsten. She is quite lovely and serene. xoxReplyDelete
Kirsten, she's beautiful. I love the colours you used and the depth with all of that fabulous layering is just wonderful.ReplyDelete
Angels are a favorite of mine. Have I ever painted one? No...well now I will.....LOL This is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely angel! The music sheet pieces peeking out is wonderful too!ReplyDelete
I love this. My guardian angels loved it too :)ReplyDelete
fantastic and amazing!!!ReplyDelete
This is stunning! I just love her peacefullness!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Kirsten! I love that stencil and I love what you did with it!ReplyDelete
I just love this. It is a beautiful piece! The stencil background, angel image and colours all work so well together. Your choice of the rectangular panel really added to the medieval feel of the piece.ReplyDelete
Kirsten- your angel is beautiful! TFS the step tut!ReplyDelete