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STEP 4: Allow any blooms, blossoms or other expressive motifs to expand and move in all directions around your muse. Sketch them first with pencil if you’d like, then fill in with paint and/or paint pens. Use lots of colors to give her or him an alive feel. Let your muse be adorned with things that excite and inspire you. Work in an up-and-down, circular and diagonal fashion. You may also want to go back in with your water-soluble wax crayons and add highlights (with whites, creams, beiges, warm browns) and maybe touches of shadow. I like to add shimmery gel pens to my muse paintings; they add that extra touch of shine and detail. Lightly spray your finished work with a clear art varnish.

Intuitive painting workshop alena hennessy  
Intuitive painting workshop alena hennessy  
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