I have been working on the background of my piece to create a more interesting project. I added glitter to some of the background flowers and I added some squares to the area to move the eye of the viewer to that area. I want to create perspective and focal interest by creating a background that has glitter, etc. I utilized more gold, brass, copper and green to try to make the area more visually pleasing without having any dark lines that will create more interest but make the composition harder to visualize. I don’t wan the entire background to take away from the flowers in front. I am also adding images of the other two pieces that I am still trying to finish the background to begin creating the flowers in front. I am using transfer paper that is white to transfer the images of the Azalea flowers that I am adding to the paintings. I am going to go and paint the images in acrylics after this because acrylics are compatible with the gold background. To note that two of the paintings are gold leaf and the larger one is gold acrylics (not gold leaf).
See images below:
Fig. 1. Image of a gold acrylic painting with glitter flowers background. Notice the lines were created with Dark Umber watercolor pencils and then ran gold, brass, copper and light green to create lines that are not as dark.
Fig. 2. Image of the background gold-leaf paper with some designs which I plan to add some more glitter.
Figure 3. Small gold-leaf background of third painting. This painting has various geometrical background shapes that create visual interest. This is also going to get acrylic azaleas after tracing with white transfer paper. Note the glitter on the top of the triangular structure (yellow area).
I will continue to post more progress of my creative process in terms of this Gold-leaf Floral Azalia project as I move forward. I plan to conclude this project before the end of the week (Week of March 2, 2018).