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?
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!