Monday, June 8, 2020

Painter's Tape Art Experiment

The other day I decided to do more fish again. 

This time I wanted to try using painter's tape to mask out the fish shapes.

The technique involves painting layers of background and adding more fish with each layer. The pretty colors are Prussian Blue, Phthalo Turquoise and Quinacridone Magenta. 

It kinda failed because I went too far and added in a Payne's Grey color on my final layer to darken. Plus that, the tape was junk at keeping crisp lines. 

So I went back with a paintbrush to soften the jagged edges and then I drew in the details with a black pen. It was fun anyway.


Anonymous said...

absolutely not a fail!

jalna said...

Awwww thanks, V!

Kay said...

That is gorgeous! You are so darn talented, Jalna.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks great! Love the colors.


Susan said...

I love this! All the blue hues are beautiful!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Our mailbox was almost falling down and I kept telling myself to straighten it up and make it more secure. So I unscrewed the base and box on Saturday after the mailman delivered our mail. I filled the holes with wood putty and then painted all the surfaces as well as putting gesso on the mailbox to paint a picture. On Sunday I painted on windows and a door all around but wasn't sure what to paint on the "flag" thing that you put up when you have mail to pick up.

Then, this morning I saw your post and thought, Ah Ha! So I used pencil and drew an ulua (for Uncle) and lightly painted the background of blue around it. Then I filled in the fish part with silver, black and white acrylic paint. How did it turn out? Meh. But I finished it in time to screw the base and box back on the pole for the mailman today.

It was a fun project, thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I like your end result a lot! I think your experimentation created a work with more dimension and depth. Good job!

K and S said...

looks cool!

gigi-hawaii said...

Looks nice, Jalna.

jalna said...

Kay, thank you!

Izsmom, I liked the colors too.

Susan, they go well together.

Aunty, that sounds so cool!!!

Anon, thanks!

Kat, thank you!

Hey Gigi. Thanks!