In this part you will see how the painting slowly takes shape.
I started with a blank 60cm x 30cm canvas panel, of which I posted a tutorial about here: How to make simple canvas panels.
Also this time I worked spontaneously without any pre-sketches on the panel.
Painting in the background.
At this point I noticed how different the surface feels so it took a little getting used to.
I had to see how the colours behave on the panel e.g. Could I blend them well? How fast do they dry? Etc.
So now I just painted in the focus point of the painting: a little hairless girl shooting what seems like large bubbles out of a gun. She has no eyes (soul) yet.
You might have noticed that the colours show up differently here. That's because I took this picture at night and the lighting was just not good enough. The dark turquoise sky looks dark blue. :(
Some time later the only thing missing about the little girl is her hair.
I painted some more shades in and at this point I just wanted to keep going until the painting's finished.
Finally the best part: painting the bubble spirits and giving them faces.
I felt like I could give them any face I wanted. I wonder how they feel.
Putting in the final touches now.
I love being able to decide how the environment in my painting is supposed to be.
I wanted it to snow. Specifically, I wanted it to start snowing.