I’m glad my family’s star-sign project is finally completed. We’ll see if they work as a grouping while having incorporated everyone’s preferences in the individual paintings.
Heres another detail shot:
Originally when I thought of doing these pieces, I wanted to do the star-signs in gold or silver metallic paint. I guess I could have done them here, but I thought it would be more harmonious if I kept the signs themselves white (since, they are going to be grouped together). Instead I chose to incorporate small variations, in the subtle highlighting of the signs via iridescent overlay. I guess we’ll see if it was a good decision or not when they are grouped.
Stay tuned for the last of this mini series featuring my star-sign😀
Have a good weekend!
To reflect the fiery “underpainting”, I decided to include a red line on the profile of the painting:
The sides of the painting are still matte black. I want to keep the matte black as a unifying feature on all four pieces of this series.
The sign part if the painting was done with white and an iridescent green to offset the warm centre of the painting. Again, it’s really hard to capture depth of these paintings in my photo. Moreover, it’s also hard to show the shift in the colours as the light hits the painting in various angles. Hopefully, you still get the sense of it.
Hello everybody, below is a painting from a small series of zodiac paintings called “cancer”:
This was done with acrylic pouring medium. I thought the medium would be perfect for this subject matter. Which, I do agree by the look of the finished product but it was by far, one of the most time-consuming paintings.
Here is a side view:
I decided to paint the sides in matte black. The painting wasn’t the only hard part but taping off the edges and trying to get a perfect edge is difficult (you have to cut off the acrylic layers with a blade).
The glossy, layered and highly reflective surface is great to illustrate the stars in the galaxy:
But it is really hard to keep the surface pristine and free from fingerprints, dust, bubbles and dents while working on the many layers.
I decided to make only four of these, one for each member of my family. I thought they would be nice displayed as a grouping. My reason for limiting the numbers of these paintings is due to their laboriousness. They are also nerve-wracking to make: precise cutting of the edges, many layers of pouring medium and easy damageability during the making process. But, I’m glad it’s done and pretty happy with the result. This piece was for my youngest son.