Since the last couple of paintings worked well for me by having something to focus on, I was all ears when someone asked me to do a portrait. Okay, it was my mother joking that I should do one of her cat, but hey, I’m up for it.
Here’s a recent picture of her (the cat, not my mother) for reference. Her name is Wilma and she loves Christmas decorations.
Mixing resin colors
I mixed seven ounces of resin, which is more than I usually do because I wanted to be sure I had enough white this time. My white disappeared in painting 105 more than what I was expecting, and I was trying to avoid that again. I poured off an ounce and mixed it with Resin Obsession opaque white pigment and one drop of dimethicone. I mixed two separate orange colors with about 3/4 ounce each of resin. Resin Obsession opaque orange was the base for both, with a little bit of red and purple. I colored 1/2 ounce of resin with Krylon dusty pink spray paint. As I found out when I tested it before, it doesn’t really come out pink so much as bronze. With the resin that was left (about 4 ounces), I mixed two shades of gray by using Resin Obsession opaque black and white. With all of these, I felt confident I could create a white orange gray resin painting to match Wilma.
Pouring the resin
Since I didn’t like painting 80, it was the base for this week’s painting. I used both grays to cover the painting surface.
Next, I added the two colors of orange.
Then, I put on the white resin and used a heat gun to push the colors around the painting.
To finish up, I added the bronze metallic resin as an accent.
Okay, so while not exactly my mother’s cat, as a painting, I like the colors coming together. The new resin layers didn’t completely cover the painting underneath, but I kind of like seeing the pink coming through at the upper left.
There was a little pitting in this painting. I’m not sure if that was from the dimethicone or simply because it seems to happen when I paint over old paintings.
This is my favorite part of the painting. I put a large dollop of bronze metallic resin on top of a large drop of white resin. I was excited to find it sunk into the white and created some neat cells.
Wilma has not offered a comment on whether or not she likes her portrait.
Have you ever painted a resin portrait of someone or something?
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