Saturday, January 19, 2013
Day 18: 30 Paintings in 30 Days - "Obama"
I decided to work on YUPO paper again today and since all the news is about the inauguration, Obama became my subject for the day.
I started by covering the paper with areas of indigo, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, and sepia and after allowing it to dry, I start my painting by drawing directly on the YUPO with a damp paintbrush, lifting out my drawing with the paintbrush.. I probably should have drawn with a pencil first, because there are "problems" with the structure of his face.
After laying out the drawing with the brush, I then laid in areas of color with a lot of wet paint and allowed it to blend and run. I achieved the effect I wanted, but am unhappy with the drawing. This painting is 7" x 12" and is painted entirely on YUPO paper with transparent watercolor. Now I will spray it with a fixative to keep it from smearing if it gets wet accidently.