In part 2 of the series, you will learn how to paint a pear in acrylics in an art journal and you will be painting from a photograph.
A great way to create backgrounds that are full of colour, but are diffused enough not to compete with your focal point is to use stencils and multiple layers of paint and collage. In Book of Backgrounds #2, you’ll find a detailed supply list and a video showing exactly how I create a background that is so easy to do and can also serve as a visual prompt when you’re not sure what art to create.
Ok, so yeah, I was a bit mad and in a crazy way when I was doing this. It’s not for everyone and I’m going to challenge you try it, especially if you’re not fond of the background. Try it with your favourite colours and think of it as a foundation piece to build a piece of artwork on later on. This can be done on any type of flat support, such as a wood panel, canvas, paper or journal. If it can take acrylic paint, you can use it.