Monday, January 13, 2014

"Kings and Queens" Oil on 6x6 board.




I've been wanting to do a painting of playing cards and wondered if I would like to make the designs on the cards with lots of detail, or if I would just do a looser version.  But, as I was drawing the image on the board, I felt like it would be fun to do all the details.  
Below are a couple of  in progress photos.  The first shows the board I started on.  I first painted over the gesso with a gray mix of acrylic paint.  I drew the design with pencil and then painted it in with acrylic raw umber.  Once that was dry, I started painting in color with oil.  I had the cards close by to copy from.


5 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie,

    Love this piece! I've also always wanted to paint cards (I love poker almost as much as painting) but thought the detail would be a challenge in oil. You did a marvelous job--thanks so much for sharing your process. Happy new year and happy painting, Aimee

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  2. Wow, what a fun image! And expertly painted, as usual!

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  3. Stunning -- I am at a loss for words, I'm so blown away. I can't even imagine this is possible and I'm looking right at it.

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