Resin painting 106

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.

Wilma

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.

gray resin

Next, I added the two colors of orange.

orange resin on gray resin

Then, I put on the white resin and used a heat gun to push the colors around the painting.

white orange gray resin painting

To finish up, I added the bronze metallic resin as an accent.

Results:

resin painting orange gray white bronze

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.

orange white bronze resin painting detail

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?

 

Read more about how this resin painting series got started.

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10 Comments

Debbie

I kind of like it before the cells expanded. The first pic when you added the red. Can you stop At that point or will it expand on its own?

Debs

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Katherine Swift

I don’t know. Good question! It seemed like the lighter orange laced on its own while the darker orange didn’t.

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Carol

I actually did a portrait in colored resin. Can’t post a photo for you to see or I would.

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Katherine Swift

I used the Resin Obsession color pigments with the exception of the bronze which was Krylon metallic spray paint.

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Janice

Nothing that you decide to paint Would be a surprise to me Katherine.you are soooo good at all you do. I hope you have a wonderful 🐣 Easter. 🙏🏻

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