Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Girl in the Black Chapeau

She is on an 10 x 10 canvas panel. I used Shiva oils and water soluble oils for her face. I love using oils although it is more difficult for me. I guess I should use them more often but being a mixed media artist---I like to "mix "it up and use diferent things. But oils are definitely something I have a desire to know more about and use more often.
The background is collaged with acrylic paint added and acrylic is also used for her hat.


Lucy said...

The oils give a nice rich look to your girl...very nice! I'm intimidated by oils but I did buy some water mixable oils with a Christmas gift card this year. I'm hoping to learn how to use them this year and incorporate with my mixed media as well :)

Doda said...

I love the way you mix your media.
It is encouraging me to be more brave. I have been a pure watercolour, or pure acrylic girl up until now.
Very pretty!

Fotf said...

Whistful springs to mind, dont' ask me why. Another lovely piece

lori vliegen said...

i just love those daisies on that big, fabulous black hat! definitely a "martha lever original" look!! :)

Lucy said...

Martha--I went back and posted directions to answer your question, if you want to go back and check it out.


Tess said...

I think she is lovely AND I think with that sidewards glance she Likes what she is "sheepishly" looking at. LOL

Brenda said...

She is lovely, I love her expression too. I love the way you mix up your media and achieve such wonderful results.

Flor Larios Art said...

Hi Martha,

This is my first time visiting your blog and I have enjoyed it a lot. Beautifl art!
This is my favorite painting "Girl in the Blak Chapeau", very sweet.
I invite you to visit mine.


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