Saturday, February 20, 2016

Painting with one hand

I recently broke my wrist from a fall so haven't been able to do much of anything. I discovered I could snap open a jar of paint, squeeze some out, and then finger paint or use a brush -- all with my right hand! Perfect!
Inspiration came from Flora Bowley and Alena Hennessy who introduced me to using a lot of layering when painting. This was originally an abandoned painted background that was dark and uninteresting. So I painted a pod - one of my favorite shapes - over top, then covered the background with buff paint. Allowing everything to dry before layering is key. I love how the colors underneath create a unique look.