I don't keep this blog up consistency, but thought I would include the painting I did for my granddaughters birthday. She's just turning 11 and is into aquatic life, so I did a painting for her room to celebrate her birthday with an aquatic theme. It's a bunch of reference material from the internet composed in Photoshop which I transferred to canvas and then painted using acrylic paint.
I'm still getting used to acrylics and approaching it like watercolors. I blocked off the critters using a latex matte and then did a wet wash for the background in blue, then added the critters after removing the mask or matte. Hope she like it!