Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MAKE A WISH

This is painted on 11x 14 Ampersand Artist Panel for Oil and Acrylics.
I want to fine more of these surfaces. It is a very nice board with 1 1/2 inch sides. Really nice surface for the acrylics. I actually I had on my gloves and put the paint on with my fingers to get texture. Then I just started adding stuff---punchanella, stamps, stencils, more paint. I painted the girl on 140 lb watercolor paper with acrylic and pasted her on. Her dress is collaged with tissue paper. I tried to darken around the edges so she wouldn't look so much like she was collaged on. I think it is ok--you can't really tell unless you really look up close. Then I held my breath and wrote the lettering with white gouache with a nib. It worked great. I will spray it with varnish to adhere everything. I like her freckles.

10 comments:

lori vliegen said...

she turned out great...love her dress and, i agree, her freckles are very cute! :)

Diane Duda said...

i love her tissue paper dress, although i'd never attempt to wear one myself. ;)

di

Jane Farr said...

She's great Martha! I think you have really developed your own style with the portraits while at the same time making each one a bit different. (and of course, I LOVE your lettering!) :-)

Brenda said...

Wonderful, and I love her collaged dress and freckles!

Sherry said...

The dress and freckles are just great. Loved how you used to separate surfaces to create the background and your little girl. Just adds more interest and texture.

Martha Lever said...

Thanks!!!

Gifts of Creation said...

She is just precious!! You are so incredibly talented..
Happy Thanksgiving! I am staying home with my hubby and I am getting creative, painting and having a ball....
Some new stuff for my blog and etsy!!

Carol Sloan said...

Awesome job MArtha! What type of paint did you use to paint her? Perhaps you said, I just forgot...

Martha Lever said...

Thank you all so much! I used acrylic paint on the background and for her face. I outlined her with a Stabilo pencil.

Magdalene, can't wait to see you creations!

Lucy said...

I've been reading through your blog from a link from Tess--I love your style and am enjoying seeing your journey as you discover new techniques and refine the ones you are familiar with:)

Thank you for sharing!

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