Janine da Froggy


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Thank You Cinnamon!

user image 2016-12-22
By: Janine da Froggy
Posted in: Journey of a Student Artist
Thank You Cinnamon!

progress  painting for Gail 2.jpg    Really enjoying painting this for my sister (Still in progress).
   I've been asked if this was going to be a tutorial that I was going to share the process of, but really, if you're doing the #BigArtQuest, then you can TOTALLY paint this!
  My colors are Cad Yellow Medium, Mixing white, Cad Orange,  Alizarin Crimson, Dioxanine Purple, Pthalo Blue, Australian Sienna,  and Cad Red Medium.
   I'm also using Golden Glazing liquid (Gloss) to glaze some Cad Yellow in where  I want spots of glow to add in some mushrooms and a fairy, as well as to say that the tree has roots that are being lit up by some ethereal happenings going on. I also used some Heavy gel  to paints that I wanted texture for, as I have a range of both flow and heavy bodied paints.


Progress  painting for Gail 4.jpg

If I was doing this again, I'd leave more spaces among the branches for birdies, but I built this of a different, more stylized design that I did, which I wanted to make a viewer go "Is that tree on fire? Do fairies and glowy butterflies live there?", and I was aiming for that feel.

I may even explore this further, well...coz fairies and glowing mushrooms!


Thanks so much to Cinnamon for inspiring me to remember my imagination from my childhood, and helping me to come up with an easy process through the Quests and step by step paintings that I've  been watching for about a year and a half; that I can use to put a painting together.

You are an amazing artist and teacher <3