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Monday, November 27, 2017

Keep Your Feet - a mixed media painting tutorial

Keep Your Feet
Cyndi Lavin, 2017

This is the third piece in my small series on trees with personalities.  For this one, I once more used the techniques outlined in the piece Longing, so I'll let you check that out if you need the steps, and I'll just give you a list of the acrylic colors used here.  This one was inspired by a well-known quote from JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings:
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
I think my tree is ready for that adventure!

Sky: Phthalo blue, Medium magenta, Hansa yellow opaque, White gesso, and glazing medium

Road: Yellow ochre, Raw sienna, Red oxide, White gesso, and glazing medium

Hills: Jenkins green, Sap green, White gesso, and glazing medium

Tree: waterproof black India ink

Flowers: Naphthol red light



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