I am working on a watercolor picture. I would like to include figures from the past as memories or ghosts viewing the landscape. How can a figure be painted in and still see through it. I want the figures to be fairly strong in the composition.
Wouldn't you use the same techniques that you would use with translucent glass?
Margo Schwirian Fine Art
thanks for the suggestion. I will try it, I just don't want a distortion behind the figures. I am looking up how to paint transparent glass today.
MI sent in y finished picture for critique. I don't know what happened to it. Did you receive it?
Your question made me think immediately of a Canadian painter, James Lumbers, who became very popular in the 80's with his "Moments in Time" series, where he used ghostly images to conjure up a nostalgic narrative.
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You hit the nail on the head. This is exactly what I was trying to do. These pictures were great. Thank You.
Sorry for thanking the wrong person. The Canadian painter James Lumbers was fantastic. That is just what I was trying to accomplish. I ended up not being off too far, but I like the idea so much I am going to keep trying to do this.
Glad I could help!