I decided to experiment on that marbled canvas that I painted a while back. I didn't go into great detail with this; it was more about seeing if the concept worked. But it turned out to be a nice little painting, and I will definitely be pursuing this idea further.
Greetings, my fine feathered friend! I had an idea for an acrylic painting that had a marble background, and feeling adventurous I decided to give it a try. Thankfully there is a lot written about how to paint faux marble so I had a generally idea of how to go about it. Like a colored pencil piece, this involved lots of layers. First I started with a solid base color. Then using a natural sponge I dabbed in more colors. I used a goose biot feather to paint the veins in the "marble." The biot is from the leading edge of the primary wing feather in case you were wondering. I lightly glazed white over the various layers to give the illusion of depth. Lastly I put a thin layer of gloss medium over the canvas to give it a "smooth" look. The next "marble" experiment will be using black canvas to make a dark marble. Should be fun! :) Happy Flying!
Greetings, my fine feathered friend! I tried a new experiment today: a time limit on a colored pencil drawing. I grabbed one of the feathers from my stash and gave myself only 30 minutes to work. Turned out better than I expected! :) It's a nice exercise for the days when I don't have the time to work on my more involved projects. Happy Flying!