"I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Started with a pencil sketch on a piece of 6" x 18" balsa wood that had been primed with clear gesso and sanded smooth.
Love using Adirondack paint (I rarely use the dabbers on top - just paint right from the jar) because of the great matte finish it leaves.
Started the hair with India Ink blown all over the place with a straw.
Added a background of flowers and vines to finish her up and then attached the balsa wood to a 10" x 30" canvas. This is one long, skinny piece!
The graphic effect of adding solid stripes of paint at the bottom helps to ground the girl and looks modern and clean to me -
Linking to Sunday Sketches and