October 7, 2011

Painting: Steps 3-4

After showing you the first few steps to complete a painting Michelle style,
I'm happy to share this next step:
adding detail.

Once all the paint has dried from the first two washes of color,
I go in with a pencil and refine the edges, add swirly details, 
and give my characters some character (if you know what I mean).

I work through this stage pretty quickly before I move into the next step:
adding collage.

I've got a vast collection of materials to pull from: old piano music books, discarded book pages that have fallen out of their binding, and song music with words.

I cut and tear and rearrange until it feels just right...

Then I glue!

The very last step is coming up next, and this painting will be ready for sale!
Happy friday to you all!

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