Thursday, 2 July 2015
We'll place our darks in first using Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Deep with a dot of Ultramarine Blue for a dark orange shadow under the frog's head. As you come out into the light we'll add some more Ultramarine and white to our mix for a lighter, greyer tone.
Paint in the folds of his skin with a middle grey colour and darken the creases as they go into the shadow area. Using just your white, add this to the highlighted area in the centre of the creases to create the bulging effect.
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
We used Gold and Ivory Black for the eyes. They are the focal point for the whole painting I think. Dab in the gold first with a fine No.1 brush then the black. Gently dab the black back into the wet gold, breaking it up and giving the eye some shadow in the corners. With a clean brush, use the gold again to dab back through the areas you want highlighted. A dot of white in her eye will give her sight. Now she's looking at you!
Friday, 29 May 2015
All of our frog's toes are different shapes and colours! Start by dabbing in the darks, then mixing in a bit of white and red as you go. I would suggest you do all of her toes at the same time, as they are very small. I'm using Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Red and Burnt Sienna with a No.1 round brush.