Mother's Day was long since over and forgotten, and these sort of signs could be picked up in shops for next to nothing.
Several layers of gesso finally covered the writing.
What little of the writing could still be seen, would soon be covered by the picture painted on the board.
I drew the top half of the figure in charcoal.
I start off with two aqua colours and a semitransparent mixing white.
I paint the board with the lighter shade, leaving the space where the dress will be, unpainted.
I then fill in the sides and corners with the darker shade.
I use Red Oxide for the hair.
I use a bright yellow to start the top of the dress.
I simply dab the colour onto the skirt.
I add a dark brown to the hair.
I then use a medium blue on the dress.
I continue dabbing paint onto the dress.
I add a third shade to the hair. I keep going back and forth between the hair and the skirt as I wish to give each layer a chance to dry a bit before applying the next.
I add highlights to the skin.
I add red to the dress.
I now paint (not dab) bright yellow onto the dress.
This is followed by light yellow to add highlights.
This is followed by pale red/pink.
This is followed by purple.
This is followed by a yellowish green.
I then paint the bodice of the dress.
I add highlights.
I fill in the bottom of the dress.
I add stalks for my flowers.
I dab flowers onto the painting.
I stand back to assess the painting before signing it.
The completed painting.
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