I have created two new pieces this weekend and though they are very different, I enjoyed the process of each one equally.
Needing a little break from my 'mantra' painting practice, I just wanted to draw and paint what is easy for me.
Usually, I color faces with my Copics, but about half way through, two of my necessary skin tones ran out. I didn't have refills, so I had to use acrylics. I have never 'painted' a face, with paint, EVER, so this was a real challenge.
She is a lady of color and I wanted her hair to reflect the same; her confidence, beauty, and a little 'disco'. This sooooo brought back my 80's ... Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, and so many more... I danced my little heart out to these icons... memories.
This next painting many of you have already seen as I have posted it on fb, instagram and twitter. It is another canvas inspired by the ecourse workshop by Kelly Rae Roberts (my introduction to mixed media was through a purchase of her art as a gift for my sister).
I thought you may want to see my how it progressed.
|How it all started - A hot mess!|
|Needed to cover it all, so I picked a|
favorite stencil - Liking this!
|Added a layer of flowers -|
Really liking this!
|Decided it was very busy, so grabbed|
that stencil again -
Starting to fall in love with it!
|Added the gold trim -|
This is sooooo me, LOVE!
|Finished piece - Dream (and I do)|
Thank you for letting me share my art life with you.