Thursday, 8 January 2009

Text and starting Portrait

Playing around with text. Above is with the finished version. I used gold leaf but not just the plain stuff it is called variegated Black Leaf. I wish metallics weren't so hard to photograph. Below shows the evolution of the lettering.

This is my first self portrait. I didn't have time to start painting today, that will be tomorrows task. Now to bed with me!


Anonova said...

I love the metallic! It is hard to photograph, but you managed it really well there. Is that the gold leaf?? Was it hard to do?

Love the portrait so far!! I can't wait to see where you go with it. :)

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is way too much fun!!! I cannot wait to see your finished portrait-it is going to be fantastic!!! hugs, chris p

mergatroid said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to see how your portrait will look.
ooohhh I want to play with gold leaf, it looks so cool!