"Are you old enough to go off and take a nap without being told?"
- 1940 HEALTHY GROWING
What is sweet to you? A cookie? A flower from your child? A chance to spend a few minutes alone in blissful sleep? SWEET = NAP in my world. She looks a tad embarrassed - probably she has been caught sleeping by a "non-napper". "Non-nappers" are the killjoys in the napping world - the wet blankets at my slumber party!
This girl is the first girl that I've ever painted on an easel. Too bad I only have two long paintbrushes - I had a couple more but I cut them off because, "Why would I need long paintbrushes??!! It isn't like I paint pictures on an easel." Perhaps that helps to explain her abundance of blusher - either that or she has a healthy glow from just waking up from a refreshing nap.
She started on a piece of hot press watercolor paper and had a bad haircut - maybe it would have helped to paint hair on the other side but I had grown weary of mixing paint so I cut her head out and pasted her in my ledger art journal. The background colors come from Panpastels.
Misty Mawn uses these four colors for her "go to" palette - I felt like a grown-up buying tubes of heavy body paint and mixing my own skintones.
Linking to Illustration Friday - SWEET,
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