Whimsical painting draws me in for reason. I don’t know if it is just the messiness, the out of proportion at times, the broken rules, the freedom to do whatever, but I love it and I really want to learn how to do it.
So I joined an online class called Painting for the Heart by Juliette Crane. She is excellent. Her first class showed how to do a bunny. I’m not really into animals, but the techniques here really good.
I think one of my favorite things so far is the freedom to paint over whatever it is you don’t like. Before, I lived with whatever I did, not wanting to “waste” all that work I had already done. But last night I painted over the whole bottom half of the bunny’s face because it was just too dark.
Freedom to do whatever.
I love it and can’t wait to try the next project this weekend.
Here’s a few pictures from start to finish.
|Adding painted paper and book pages to cardboard.|
|Painted white on the background.|
|This was the difficult part…had to keep changing and painting
and covering up until I liked it.
|I love finger painting!|
|I squeezed a bottle of distress paint and the whole cap flew
off….and splatted onto my hardwood floor! Yikes!