Yes I know it’s September already but I have been veeeerrrryyyy busy and I’m just now putting the finishing touches on this piece I began in February 🙄-
After initial sculpting on this multi part piece I coated it in a layer of acrylic medium (to help the paint adhere to the glue and paper) then painted them all over with a layer of titanium buff to give a bright even ground to work off of.
I painted the undersides with black and dark gray for contrast and coated the upper sides of each in a light warm gray. They look like ghosts of primitive sea creatures at this point- I’m almost thinking of stopping it there.
Next I will apply a little Titanium White to the tips of the knobs and then they will get a coating of bright spring green paint- and thus piece will finally be finished 😃!
These forms have a lot of texture and I’m very happy with how the spines came out. An under coat of bright white on the spines will really make the layer of green over top of them pop.