today i thought i had ruined my frida painting (read her bio here
). it was a scary few moments.
i should have left the studio well before i made the mistake, as i was making mistakes left and right it seems, including spilling almost a half bottle of high flow acrylics. it was one of golden brands small bottles, but that stuff is worth it's weight in gold, so i used a brush and mopped it up and got most of it back into the bottle. not wasting that stuff, no way, no how!
but, what i want to show is the before the mistake photo and the after the mistake photo.
first, i have to tell you that i thought it was a goner, thats how much a difference my oops made! i was trying to darken some areas of her face, and just made a yellow mess of it all. thats when the bottle tipped over and i had to clean that up, and it had dried too much on her face by the time i was done. instead of freaking out too much, though i was freaking, i decided to mix up some more color and have another go at the skin, putting on another layer of color to rectify the yellow.
heres the progress i had made before frida went to hell;
moved a cloud, played in her eyes and lips,
and added gold to her collar
and this is after doing my best to rectify the disaster;
pretty similar, eh???
i need to fix her right cheek facing us, as it's a little too dark, but by the time i got this far fixed, i was pretty much done with the day. i wanted out of the studio before anything else happened!
sweet hubby bought an acrylic artist magazine at the flea market on sunday and i was able to get some ideas about fixing the shading in her eyes. i'm thrilled with how they have come out so far!
just a few little fixes now, and she will be complete.