Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Tomboy

"If we wait until we are ready,
we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives."
          - Lemony Snicket

Super busy week that didn't allow me to paint at all until late today.  Guess that's why she looks a little upset - a girl needs to paint!  Am I right? 
Started with a pencil sketch on a background that was stenciled, splatted and scraped with paint. 
A little bit of underpainting. . . 
Only used 4 colors of paint - Titanium White, Quinacridone Crimson, Paynes Gray and Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold.  It is fun to mix up the skintones but they dry out so fast!  Maybe I need to add an extender?
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9 comments:

Ayala Art said...

I love your WIPs
and the girls is so pretty! I have not had much time for art lately either...
Merry Christmas!

Danielle said...

Yes I know they do dry really fast! I have tried an extender before. You should try it out. It does take some practice to gauge how much to use cause the paint will stay wet for a while just like oils.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

She's great. Keep on painting!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a great piece. I love the expression in the eyes. Well done
Nicole/Beadwright

Kimberly Jones said...

She's so pretty! I live seeing the process. You achieved such great depth of color!

SLScheibe said...

How pretty! she turned out gorgeous and I love to your your WIPs. Always interesting to see how others work.

artatag said...

Wonderful portrait! Great expression!
Cheers
Gabriele

Karla said...

I love seeing some of your process. Wonderful piece!

denthe said...

I have had better experiences with using glazing liquid than with using extenders. The kind of paper you use is also very important. Some paper really absorbs the paint so fast you don't even get the chance to do any blending ....