Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunrays, 7 1/2" x 19" (tweaked)


This is as it stands on my easel, after some good ideas from Wet Canvas members. I'm much happier with this. If I were to paint sun rays like these again, I would probably work on Wallis or Uart paper (this is Colourfix). The key is to use fixative and let it dry completely before attempting the sun rays. I dragged a TLudwig pastel for the rays and then, pressing hard, I slid my finger from where the ray peaks to the ground to achieve the hazy effect. I wiped my finger (as it can still catch pigment from the fixed layer underneath) and proceeded with the other rays.

4 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

Stunning!

Elaine said...

Really beautiful Adriana.

Adriana Meiss said...

Krista, Elaine, Thank you! It was a challenging one for sure.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!