Here’s 5 helpful hints on how to paint a masquerade mask.
I’m finally finished with an acrylic painting I’ve been working on for weeks and thought I’d pass on some tips on how to paint a masquerade mask. My daughter, Andrea, recently delighted me with the news that she’s taken up acrylic painting. She asked me for some tips so I dedicated this post to her. Enjoy sweetie!
Step 1 Get Inspired
Find a photo that calls to you. My inspiration was a photo my husband, Justin, took of our daughter, Andrea, her friends, and I.
I decided to title my painting The Pretender because I often wear a mask to hide what’s going on inside of me. I think this is true of most people. We all pretend at times. The poem came as I began the painting.
Step 2 Cheat—Use Tracing Paper
That’s right. Make the process easier by printing the photo and then placing tracing paper between the photo and the canvas. Use a stylus or pencil to trace the photo onto the canvas. This will help you to get the proportions accurate.
Step 3 Use the Photo
Place the photo next to the canvas and try to capture colors, tones, shadows, and highlights. I like to use the photo on my computer because the resolution is better so I can see more of the details.
Step 4 Focus on Sections
Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with all you have to do. Instead, work one section of the painting at a time.
Eventually, the parts will come together to form the whole.
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