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“Kona Is the Shadow on the Moon at Night” watercolor/mixed media painting

Kona Is the Shadow on the Moon at Night mixed media painting
Kona Is the Shadow on the Moon at Night mixed media painting
“Kona Is the Shadow on the Moon at Night” 10″x8″ mixed media

“Kona Is the Shadow on the Moon at Night”. 10″x8″, watercolor work-in-progress on cotton paper. This was a commissioned painted and is therefore already sold.

Work-in-progress video and photos below.

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Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 13

Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 13
Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 13

Only 15-20 minutes work tonight on the shutters, mainly small details. Made sure all the gold was thick and not streaky. Same with the orange dots everywhere. I added red to the diamond dots on the deer panel. the details make sure the piece looks really unified. Still a few more design details left, like blue circles inside the dials on the left. Maybe a couple more flowers. Then I look forward to finishing the fox’s body, so I can paint the whole background a dark gray. This should make the design really pop.

I little bit of extra artsy work: I just received the 72-color box of Inktense blocks I ordered. I swatched all 72 colors last night and tonight.

swatches for 72-color box of Inktense blocks
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Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 12

Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 12
Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 12

Another 45 minutes done. First layer of gold for the fox’s diamonds. Another layer of gold elsewhere where it was patchy (the paint is semi-transparent). Mainly, I deepened the blue shadow regions in the deer. Looking at the photo now, I think the whole background needs to be much darker than its original shade of brown. A nice neighbor I had never met pulled her car over to tell me she was in love with the artwork. ❤️

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Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 11

Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 11
Danish animals on shutters in acrylic, work-in-progress 11

Today was the first day in months that I worked on the shutters. It’s so hot that I could only work for about 45 minutes. As I go further, the changes are less obvious. I started the diamonds behind the fox and his first layer of color in his eye. On the deer side, I put the first layer of color for the dots in the diamonds. But I spent the most time putting in a layer of paint across the deer: pale blue through aqua. I’m using Liquitex acrylic paints. So much left to do!