Symmetrical design which can be expressed formally or informally is a special treat for many artists. Being a more casual artist, it is always a great challenge for me, but I so admire and appreciate the beauty of this type of design. I still consider my Rogaland work a search for personal style, but am happy to share my journey with you, and wish you happy hours of painting with me as we explore some possibilities.
Gel Retarder or Retarder Medium
Fast drying glaze medium (optional)
Purple Madder (or Ind. Red Oxide)
Lt. Blue mix*
Prussian Blue Hue
Carbon Black (optional)
*Lt. blue mix is Unbleached Titanium + touch of Stillwater and Marigold.
Painting medium of choice
#4-6 Sableon filbert — Basic painting, blending
#2 Striper — Stripes
#1 -2 Series 1325 Kolinsky detailer or quill — Fine lines, tear drops
#0-2 Sableon round — You may prefer this brush for teardrops.
Note: If you would prefer a more casual touch, you could try one of the blenders for shading.