Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Octopus Ball

Their busy schedules precluded much time for fun so The Octopus Ball was a highly anticipated annual event for both of them.

Started with a charcoal sketch which was then softened with gesso - a technique that I learned in the first week of Studying Under the Masters (portraits and self-portraits). 
Finished up with a splash of coffee for a background and glass bead gel for shimmer.

4 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhhh I really love this piece. It lends to the imagination of what the heck!!!! Very nice indeed
Nicole/Beadwright

Julie Jordan Scott said...

She is gorgeous - love the surprising combination and as always, process blog posts delight me. I learn so much each and every time!

Alexandra said...

Michelle very interesting piece but also, lovely, in it's own way. I really enjoy visiting you and seeing the various project you're working on and ideas. Appreciate your inspiration very much. xx

pauline said...

So much fun Michelle! And you're taking STUDYING UNDER THE MASTERS!! I came *THIS* close to taking it also, and already have regrets that I didn't. :-( Your girls are beautiful - as always. A very distinct style of your own. Bravo! xx