Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I feel this one is a big improvement over the last one. I had a lot of fun with the little details, like her shirt is scrapbook paper with netting over it, a ribbon color and a vintage button. Her hair is painted with ink instead of paint this time, and I really like it. Also, I guess contrast is good. I am so drawn to monochromatic color schemes though. It is tough for me to not do monochromatic, even though my brain knows that isn't "good" art.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
With this painting, I was inspired to combine all the techniques that I have been learning for the past 6 months, along with my own ideas of experimenting with watercolor crayons, gel medium, inks, and glazing mediums. I am working on 6 other paintings using the same style and techniques. It is slow work so far, but it might go faster once I feel more confident of the techniques that I am trying. This one was really my big experiment, so I had to get it just perfect, plus we have been super busy travelling for the past 2 weeks plus I have been sick with a mega-cold, so it felt like it took forever to finish her. But she is just how I wanted her to be, so it was worth it in the end! Now I just have to finish her 6 sisters!!!! The painting measures 11 3/4 inches X 16 1/2 inches and is done on mixed media paper.