This is a tutorial of how to paint a silhouette of Lionel Richie on canvas … I mean – my soon to be 2 year old, Lyla Grace.
I thought her silhouette would look great against the back drop of the “fruit stripe” gum wall I painted in her new bedroom at the convent.
This is one of those “pintrocites” but when I began it I was sure I could pull it off.
Don’t try this at home.
Try and get your subject to turn to the side and hold still while you attempt to take a profile picture. This will work better if she isn’t 23 months old and strong willed.
Upload it to your computer and print out an 8×10 (or whatever size strikes your fancy).
Cut it out, trace it onto a canvas (shape and size of your choice). Purchase acrylic paint in colors you love and a few cheap brushes.
I painted the backdrop white even though the canvas is white.
I added the flower for a pop of color and went with gray instead of traditional black to soften it a little.
I mixed some pinks, white and red for the perfect peony flower color and felt like Bob Ross doing it.
I tried to paint the pollen with a chevron pattern so that I can hate it in a year when the trend is over.
The finished product looks like Lionel Richie as a tribal medicine man. I may be a little hard on myself… Everybody else around here seems to like it. When I asked Lyla who it was, she replied – “that Lyla”. So maybe it resembles her. Hello! Maybe she does look like Mr. easy like Sunday morning.
Oh, one more thing… I need your help. Will you help me decide what to paint our new front door and iron railing in front of the convent?
For some reason all I could imagine was white for the rail, screen door and mail box and a soft fuchsia for the door but everyone that I have suggested that to looks at me like I’m off my gourd. Perhaps I am, I’m a pinbarrassment. Leave a comment and tell me what color for the door and iron. Please?