I have been painting for 8 months now and when it comes to painting a new personality for the “Accessorized” collection, I feel I have a strong foundation in place! First step, I create the outline of my painting – with the color Raw Sienna. Using the Raw Sienna is actually a tip I took away from my art class.
Second, I add a new color and begin to layer for hair. Once the hair is established, I have a better perspective on eye shape, nose direction, and expression and I take Raw Sienna to outline those features… The great thing about painting on wood, is if I mess up, I can take a paper towel and some water and erase the error.
The next step is deciding on background color. Having knowledge of complimentary colors is useful at this step. I also take into consideration colors that I may have not used recently or if I’m painting a custom request, the color scheme has already been provided.
In this case, I selected pink and green.