I’ve been struggling over the last couple of weeks to make anything, hence my lack of blog posts, nothing seems to quite ‘work’! So I decided that in order to get my ‘creative muse’ working again I’d try something a little different!
I’d read an article awhile ago by Kelly Rae Roberts in Cloth Paper Scissors on mixed media portraits and the other week came across some video’s by Paulette Insall on YouTube on the same subject ( oh boy are they two talented ladies!) so decided to give it a go. You can see below what I came up with, for a first go at painting a face of any sort I was relatively pleased but there’s definately room for improvement! LOL!
I started with a 12″ x 10″ canvas and then to form the background stuck some bits of background paper on and then using a mixture of acrylics painted over still allowing some of the paper to show through. I sketched the face and then painted her in, used torn bits of script paper for her dress which I then painted over and then used some soluble wax crayons to add more colour to the skin tone. The background was looking a little boring so I added some more script paper and lightly painted over then some stamped ivy leaves, some stencilled dots and a few collaged butterflies.
I had fun doing this and am definately going to do some more…….even bought myself a book on head and face drawing on saturday……so watch this space!!! LOL!
The theme for Mixed Media Monday this week is paint so this will fit the bill nicely I think 🙂