Don't Bullrush Me!

Okay, this is the last painting blog for a while. Though I'm waiting on publishers and editors before I can get on with my writing, there are many other things I should be doing -- like my taxes, for instance.

Anyway, my goal is illustration. I want the work I'm doing right now to have that look -- real, but not quite. So I've painted some bullrushes. Here are the five steps it took.

1 -- The drawing

2 -- The start of the underpainting (water)

3 -- Completion of the underpainting

4 -- Painting of the foreground (bullrushes)

5 -- Ink application (and lifting of paint) After the ink applicaton, the finished painting was way too dark, so I set about lifting paint to lighten things up.


Reader Comments (2)

Kristin, love how this painting unfolds. You are so inspirational with the way you keep challenging yourself in both your writing and in your art. And look at the creative title to this blog post.

Want to leap across the internet and pop up in my website? I need some help with my blog post titles. :)

May 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Stevan

Thanks, Diana. You are very kind. I've always found titles easy. It's the books and blog posts that go with them that are difficult. (wink, wink)

May 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkristin butcher

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