Friday, May 22, 2015

Plusiotis victorina Beetle Woman, Part 2

Aside from the technical issues mentioned in my last post, which I’m certain are not insoluble, I'm finding painting onto wood extremely satisfying. It feels very much as if the materials are working with me, not against me.

As outlined previously, and as demonstrated by the following progress views, colours have been carefully built in transparent and semi-transparent layers before adding details. The metallic areas of the chitin (protective outer casing) and legs have painted with metallic gold over brown, gradually building to warmer coppery tones with applications of transparent orange and browns. 

Pictured above: progress views of Plusiotis victorina Beetle Woman, 2015, acrylic on wood, 32 x 22 cm.