Step by step-
So after a few weeks of curing this étrange beauté was ready for its skin of paint. Originally I was just going to paint it black or dark gray like the Dead Man’s Fingers Fungus it was inspired by but the more I mulled it around in my head the more I liked the idea of a more “celestial” color scheme.
First I sealed the whole thing up in acrylic medium. Then I applied black paint to everything save for the “fingertips”-
Next I scumbled Titanium White over most of the front-
After the white dried I applied a glaze of Quinacridone Magenta. This would make a brilliant base for the next layers to play off of.
Then I painted on a dark French Ultramarine glaze-
Then some additional French Ultramarine with a bit of Titanium White on the spikes-
Next some speckles of Titanium White-
Then I applied several mottled glazes of iridescent and Interference colors-
The metallic, nacreous effect of the iridescent glazes turned out even better than I thought they would- it’s like a pearl with the coloring of nightfall.
And finally a couple thin glazes of French Ultramarine and Quinacridone Magenta blend everything together-
Now all it needs is some varnish and then it will be ready to hang on the wall.
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