Issue #2 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine will mail to all current members of the Society of Decorative Painters next week! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the upcoming issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.
This week, meet Kim Warren and learn about her project “A Hunting We Will Go”.
By Kim Warren
I am honored to be sharing one of my designs with you in the next issue of The Decorative Painter. My project is titled, “A Hunting We Will Go”. The design was inspired by the work of Peter Ompir, whose work, I just love!
The characters in Peter Ompir’s pieces are wonderfully whimsical. I tried to emulate that whimsy in my design. Hunting is often the theme in Ompir’s work and is the theme of my design as well. When choosing a subject, that was easy! There is a pheasant hunter and a bird dog near and dear to my heart, my husband David and our dog Gus.
This intermediate level project was painted using Jo Sonja’s Artists’ Colours, as are most of my projects. This design was painted in transparent layers. I use Jo Sonja’s Retarder Medium to slow the drying time of the acrylic paint and to allow a smooth coverage with excellent blend ability! If you are not used to working with this medium, it might be a bit of a challenge for you, but it is definitely worth the effort!
If you are painting this design and run into any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
I hope you are looking forward to the next issue of The Decorative Painter as much as I am! Happy painting!