Sunday, June 24, 2007
As this is only my second scroll and I need some advice from those with loads more experience than myself. If you look at the pic of the (unfinished) scroll, you will see that the green leaves at the bottom, do not match the ones at the top (too much pigment at the bottom). I only got a hang of the dratted thing half way up!
Can anyone tell me how I can get the bottom to look more like the top without piling on layers of paint that would affect the current uniformity of texture?
P.S. if anyone wants to know its based on the Bruges borders of the Simon Marmion Book of Hours of the 1580s in which the leaves had very light washes of colour rather than deep pigment.
Scribbled by Melisende Fitzwalter