Monday, January 19, 2009


I was playing around with my water soluble Caran de'Ache neo colors(love 'em) after viewing a video of Willowing . She uses a combination of the Caran de'Ache and white acrylic for her faces. It was very informative and I will try it again but this is the girl I painted using this technique. I am always trying to find just the right "thing" for me. I guess the thrill is in the hunt!! She looks a bit melancholy so that's what I titled her. She is on a canvas panel and it probably would be better to add more gesso and sand with sand paper to make the face smoother as Paulette Insall teaches.


Caryn Lynn said...

Hi Martha,
I love that your are trying new mediums in different ways. I have been wanting to attemp some faces of girls with my watercolors, but have been holding back unsure of what I am going to get for results. Your post is a nice little reminder that I should just jump in and play. Thanks!

Thelma-Art said...

Congratulations, with the new technique. You did a great portrait.

lori vliegen said...

you had great results with the watercolors! you go! she's really pretty...i love the way you painted her eyes! you always inspire me by stepping out of your box and trying new things! :)

Brenda said...

I love the way she has turned out. So great to hear how you played with your neocolours, I'm looking forward to doing Willowing's online class and learning the techniques.


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