Painting More Patterned Fabrics

Posted on February 8, 2017

I did this large roll of fabric “robes” in two steps in two days. As mentioned yesterday, printed fabrics can be tricky, depending on the colours and design. Since this has a light base colour, I painted it in first with a yellow glaze, and then today I painted on the pattern with different coloured glazes. My brushstrokes were very loose and fast, but a pattern still comes through when you step back and look at it. I’m not going for photo-realism in my paintings, even though the faces closely resemble the sitters.

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