It was fun to do this painting because I haven’t worked with metallic paint before. My neighbor had a bedspread she wanted a painting to match. The metallic background makes the colors of brown and parchment pop out. The metallic paint isn’t metallic until it dries so it is a bit deceiving when you are putting it on. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
If I have a painting I am doing and get frustrated with it, I walk away for a bit and come back with new perspective and I find my frustration with the picture eases and I do like it. This happened to me when I was in high school, as well, when I was doing my concentration for AP Art. I didn’t do it with this picture. When I finished it and gave it to the owner, I didn’t feel it was good enough, but didn’t have a clue how to make it better. I was frustrated with it. So the other day I realized, as I went into her bedroom and saw it, that in fact I did think it looked really cool, I just needed a break from it. It relieved my mind.
I like doing my paintings in two’s for just this reason. I can take a break from one, or let it dry, while I work on the next one.