PaperArtsy Challenge #3; Paint

Published February 22, 2015 by isisimaginings

Happy Sunday to one & all, yet again I’ve left my entry into the PA challenge almost to the last minute. There’s been so much fantastic inspiration on the PA blog for this challenge, but when I saw Clare Lloyd’s wonderful ledger book portrait last night, I knew that was the one I wanted to attempt. I also knew it would take me ages to finish, so I decided I would copy Clare’s page, even down to using similar colours, because that would give me more time to work on the face.

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The background is Bora Bora & Turquoise Fresco paints over black gesso. I painted a rough face shape with Honeydew Fresco, added a few details & some colour – Orchid for the hair, Turquoise for the eyes –  to get me started. (Already, my ‘inner critic’ was screaming so loud I’m surprised the neighbours weren’t complaining)………

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After this I got so engrossed I forgot to take photos, but trust me, I spent HOURS on this face. Thank goodness for opaque Frescos, I kept painting over & redoing the facial features because I couldn’t get them right, but each time the Honeydew paint covered up perfectly what was underneath.

I used Sky & Limelight Frescos for the shading with baby wipes & a water brush.

As with the first face I did, everything is wrong with this one, but if you just glance at it quickly, it doesn’t look too bad. (At least, that’s what I keep telling myself)

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I finished with stamping using various PA stamps; EDY01, EEV05 & EEV06, ESN02 & I painted the centres of the spiky circles with Guacamole & Limelight Frescos.

Thank you so much to Clare for the inspiration & I would like to enter this page into the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.

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10 comments on “PaperArtsy Challenge #3; Paint

  • I think it looks pretty good and faces aren’t easy, ask Picasso! The background is great too and you get bonus points for trying (I’m staying well away of faces…)

  • I say you are being far too hard on yourself as the face is wonderful, a lovely expression and overall I like the little details such as that sweet little heart. Wish I could create whimsical art such as this.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  • Kirsten you are far to harsh on yourself, I think she looks great (and I’m not just saying that) I really like the pendant that you’ve put round her neck. You should be really proud of this so there lol. Have a fab weekend , Sue xx

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