Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Toadstools 1-3 - Three Works in Progress

It is a very mild non winter like day with the temperature reaching 44F (6.7C).

I didn't have a lot of time to work on art today trying to get everything ready for Christmas, but I wanted to get these three little paintings that I had started earlier this year (see posts on 20 and 31 October 2015) a little further along.

Since I wanted the toadstools to be at eye level, the trees and forest behind them would be from a worm's eye view.

Toadstool 1

In order to paint in the background I needed to apply liquid friskit to the toadstools to protect them.

The nice thing about the masking fluid is that you can put it on over top of a painted surface and as long as it is totally dry it will not damage the painted areas.

As each piece was masked it was then set aside to allow the friskit to dry.

I do not have the time to do any more work on them today.

Toadstool 2

In the future I can now put all the verticals into the background from the foreground to the top of the painting without leaving any distortion.

I will post each of these paintings at a later date as the backgrounds behind the toadstools are completed and the friskit is removed.

Toadstool 3