Hello lovely Bloggy Friends,
For week 37 of Life Book 2016, we had a lesson with the talented Angela Kennedy and I loved it. Firstly, Angela showed us how to create subtle texture for the background, then we sketched out a face and figure, filled in blocks of colour with matt acrylic paint and then added detail and shading with coloured pencils.
Here's how mine turned out - a smiley one for a change!
Angela started the background with white gesso, then brushed in a touch of black and whilst it was still wet she used a fan brush to make circles - I love how they look almost like bubbles in the air! In fact, I liked the effect so much that I decided not to add any more detail to my background ...
Tomorrow morning, we're off to stay in beautiful Buckinghamshire for a few days. We plan to visit lots of nearby National Trust places and beauty spots, but I have packed some arty-farty supplies in case I get the urge and the opportunity! Just a paper pad and my pen case and a couple of water brushes ... :o)
Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon!