Here we are for the last part of this demo (the earlier part can be seen here).
I looked at the ladybird after having left it for 2 days. It looked too weak and I decided it needs strengthening up with richer washes of red yellow and more details around the head, legs and spots.
The painting to the left is the finished result.
So I begin painting with a reddish yellow wash on dry paper on her body – avoiding the black spots.
Tip – Do not panic if paint runs or bleeds. As shown just rinse your brush and dab it on a towel so that it is just damp and lift out/wipe away bleed delicately.
Which frame do you think suits her best?
Enter my poll here now and then leave a comment on this post to explain why you like whichever one and you could win a print of this ladybird.
I will do the draw by random number generator on Tuesday 29th January (2 weeks from now). Good luck all.