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Today I am sharing a work in progresss - this is the beginning of a birthday present for Mr Hippy. I don't believe he ever looks at this site so I should be OK!
However, I won't completely give away what I am painting just in case...
Obviously it's a painting! I'm working on a canvas with acrylic paints. I've mixed two dark shades of blue with a dark purple. I've also used a little water, I know many people don't believe you should thin acrylics with water, but many are made so that you can use a little. I found it worked perfectly to get the finish I wanted.
Before completely covering the canvas I wrote a message for him in pencil...
"wishing you a lifetime of love, peace and joy"
I'll either inscribe that on the back, or make him a little gift certificate to go with it.
I have fully painted the canvas now and it is drying before step 2.
I have to admit I have been following a tutorial, and there is plenty of scope for error or failure (I'm really not a painter!) but it is good to challenge myself and have a go at something new.
I'll post the finished article at the end of the month once he has seen it and it's safe to do so. Eeeek!
Wish me luck!