The more you look , the more you see. There are lots more colours in things than I ever realised . I think by painting everyday it intensifies my sense of sight. In this ladybird I have used cerulean blue, paynes grey, yellow ochre, cadmium orange, cadmium red light and dark, cobalt blue and purple.
This ladybird was a real treat at the end of my painting day ,
1. I found a ladybird photo from pixabay and drew it out.
2.Then I start with the legs . I want as much light in the painting as I can . I want the beetle to shine
3. The theory of my painting is to copy what I see , making sure I leave the white spaces to show the light reflected on the shell.Where the light hits the black bits then I show that as blue.
4. Finally I can add the bright colours. I use yellow under the red so that it sings, and I make sure the edges of the light are wet so that it dissolves on the shell.
Have a go and most importantly have fun x