Monday, September 1, 2014

Klimt inspired art

I love all things Klimt. I was asked to do my version  of 'The Kiss'.  I have done several (using various mediums) over the last 10years because I love the feeling the painting evokes especially the original done by Gustav Klimt himself over 100 years ago. 
I took some pictures of some of the stages during my creation.  This time I used H2O watercolour paints, Primarker pens, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and of course lots of my gorgeous foils.
Here is the finished painting.. It is 15" x 20" I am very pleased with it.

I started by drawing the outlines of the people. I used promarkers to colour the skin tones and hair and because I wanted their clothes to shine like gold so I decided to use H2O's to colour his and her clothes.. these paints are loaded with mica and give such a beautiful sheen which is perfect for this painting.  You can see the glow of the paints in this picture.  .

 Then I painted the cloak that surrounds them both using a lovely rich yellow H2O paint.

 Then it was time to prepare my background.  I masked off the edges so they would be neat and used lots of Chipped Saphire, Aged Mahogany and Gathered Twigs Distress inks... then sprinkled water all over and lifted the ink with kitchen towel to make the dreamy looking background.  Later I flicked some Solar Gold H2O paint on aswell to add lovely golden sparkle around the couple.

 I cut a piece of card to shape of the ground they are kneeling on and used lots of ink and alcohol  pens in very bright colours Lol.. 


 I added foils lots of  the patches all over his coat using various shades of golds, silver and coppers. I used a glue pen to put the vines that fall down from them and then cut small triangles of dst to add more gold foil. I filled in the details on her face and added more coloured foils to her dress.
I am sure this won't be my last painting of the Kiss Lol... there are so many ways using so many different art materials that this picture can be created.  Thankyou for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my painting.


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