Tuesday, February 10, 2009

lamplight


This is a drawing/painting done on canvas primed with black gesso. I drew the image first with white pencil. Then I painted in the metallic colours with my fingers using acrylic paints (gold, silver, copper). I then added defintion with pastel pencils and coloured graphite pencils.
This was just a quick fun piece of artwork that I did from a photo of a lamp at an experimental art workshop. I LOVED using my fingers to paint the metallic paint. It felt more expressive than using a brush!

6 comments:

Toni said...

It's such a romantic image, too! Something the Dashwood sisters might surely carry as the alight from a carriage, don't you think?

Raewyn aka whinney said...

Hi Leanne,

you are sooooo talented!

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Plain Jane said...

wonderful! painting/drawing on black is such a cool thing!
happy valentines day!

Dream With the Fishes said...

Whoa, you achieved those wonderful, rich details with your fingers? NICE!! I love black gesso.

Dream With the Fishes said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your sweet and supportive comments! xo Serena

tarabu said...

beautiful