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Bohemian Easel.y

Updated: Apr 30

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A few years ago, one of my dear friends introduced me to the chill and chunky look of modern bohemian imagery through her paintings. The big, bold solid shapes, and the somehow cozy, simple muted palettes of this style just really appeal to me. So, I set out to recreate it for myself, and this easel.y was born.

Applying the Base Tint

  • Started by applying a yellowy beige tint with a Princeton Select 1/4" angular shader.

  • Used Winsor and Newton brand cadmium yellow, titanium white, and cadmium red to make the beige.

Adding Middle Area Tint

  • Filled in middle areas with a warmer, peachy tint.

  • Made the tint by adding cadmium red and burnt umber to the previous mix.

Painting the Sun

  • Painted the sun with the same angular shader.

  • Used a mix with even more cadmium red than the previous one.

Adding Accents

  • Added very soft pastel pink to a few more places along the easel.

  • Mixed from cadmium red and titanium white.

  • Continued by adding some white to the design.

Painting the Shelf

  • Painted the shelf pink, mixed from cadmium red and titanium white.

  • Added dots of pure cadmium red for a finishing touch.

Considerations on Varnishing

  • I would choose a spray-on glossy varnish for this easel.

Check out the following links to get the same paints and brushes that I used!

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