This is only to make the lineart - the gutta outline.
Doing the outline with gutta is the hardest step. Lots and lots of gutta goes into this Art Nouveau picture.
Painting begins! Adding the first layer of paints takes the whole day!
After the gutta had dried, I painted the face. This is probably the most challenging part, and it has to be done just right. Then comes painting hair :) How I love her hairstyle :)
The girl is ready, now come the flowers! It takes the whole day to paint the scarf with the base colors.
The silk paints are heat fixed and then the scarf goes for it's first wash :) Now the fun with the outline begins!
Painting the hair and eyes with deep brown is a delicate but rewarding work. I think the outline makes the picture come alive!
...and the 'Mucha Rose' silk scarf is finally ready!
As you can see this scarves is based on Alphonse Mucha art, I recreate his models with additional design to create a scarf. This is one of my favorites still really I feel more like a carpenter or as a student of great master when I paint it.