Painting Printed Fabrics

Posted on February 7, 2017

Painting printed fabrics is actually quite tricky and each needs to be approached in a different manner. This one has a white base, so painted it first as if it were a white towel by marking in the shadows with grey/brown (first photo), and then I added a white glaze to even out the colour (second photo). I waited for it to dry and then I carefully marked in the stripes in different coloured glazes (third photo). I used thin glazes so that the dark folds would still come through, giving shadow and volume to the towel. For the stripes reflected in the darker mirror, I added more brown to the same glazes.

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