The first item on my list to create for my passion project this year is a new set of backdrops and overlays painted in an expressionist style. I developed a technique I am anxious to share. I used the ones I created in a few of the first images in the Hidden Emotion series. You can find the images as well as 3 packs of overlays on my new online shop. Make sure to go and have a look for inspiration. Can you pick out the textures I used in the conceptual photography work?
I used simple household materials and easy to find paints. You might even find you love this type of painting.
Throw on some upbeat music and give it a go!
Materials list –
2 1/2 ” chip brush (You need just one not a whole case.)
glass palette palette paper or paper plate (I love the glass palette but a paper plate works just fine.)
I generally work on a hard surface such as the boards mentioned. You can put layer upon layer of paint and then paint over it again and again without it warping. When purchasing MDF board ask the salesperson to cut it down to 24×36 inch pieces. This makes them easier to handle and move around.
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Here are a few more examples … try adding contrasting colors or limit them it to two. Make your backdrop coordinate with your favorite flowers or props. A backdrop in a complimentary or contrasting color works the absolute best and gives your image a wow factor. Have fun!