Monday, July 6, 2009

New Life for a Faded Print

My friend has this print which she really likes, but it has faded over time due to exposure to sunlight. So she asked me to re-color it, which I did. I used the new Golden 'Open' acrylic paints. They worked great. They are transparent, so I used several layers to build up the color but kept the image intact. They needed very little water so the paper never buckled or wrinkled. The colors are bright and I did a 'sort of'' impressionistic style to capture the feeling of the sunlight on the subject.

First photo I just started the rocks. Thought that would be a good place to practice a little and if more layers were needed, it would not show up as much as it would in other areas. Then I completed the rest of the background, saving the figure for last.

She is out of town but I will deliver it later and let you know how she likes it. I am very pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?