Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vintage Portrait

This was a custom painting I just painted for someone last week! I was sent a black and white vintage-looking photograph and they wanted it painted on cradle board. I really wanted this painting to keep the vintage-look that the photograph had, so I decided to use the Acrylic paint and water to dye the wood. This technique is similar to using ink with a bamboo brush and using water to dilute the ink or the paint to get different shades. This technique takes a little time because you have to do layers and then I highlighted at the end. I recommend this technique to anyone who has patience, a steady hand, and would like to relax while painting; the technique was really soothing and I really enjoyed painting this! :-)

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