Friday, February 13, 2009

Telling Secrets

This is on 8x8 canvas panel and is the third of the three backgrounds I posted several days ago. I tried a different technique on her by using more Caran d' Ache water soluble crayons for her face. And I painted a bird! I love birds and if you look around blog and etsyland---they are very popular in many paintings. Besides her being just a little bit cross-eyed--she looks pretty good. I enjoyed painting her. Some come easier that others.
Hope to see ya tomorrow! Thanks for visiting.

11 comments:

random notes said...

Good Morning Martha
Next time you visit Saluda, do you want to teach a small class? maybe the poppies? the faces? the way you do your backgrounds on canvas. Our Random Arts crowd would love you!
Jane

jgr said...

Hi Martha,
What a great painting, she has such a serene expression and yes, the bird is lovely too.

--Jane

Carmen said...

Beautiful painting!

Namasté,
Carmen

Tess said...

I think slightly cross-eyed is perfect considering my youngest was severly cross-eyed as a baby. Luckily surgery at age 3 fixed that mostly. When a slight flaw is added when paintings are done I think it gives the painting a genuine look. This is a real person, not just a painting. You seen her in your minds eye and brought her to the canvas for us to meet. Thank You!

Sherry said...

I don't think she looks at all cross eyed. To me, her facial expression appears that she is really studying the bird. Great bird, by the way.

lori vliegen said...

i love that sweet little birdie...and the background...and the beautiful girl! see ya tomorrow!
:)

Kim Fyler said...

Hi Martha, I just wanted to let you know that I've given you a blog award. Check it out on my blog. :)

Brenda said...

Another beautiful girl, I can't believe how productive you are, you always seem to have a new painting on your blog every day! Awesome

Gifts of Creation said...

I love the bird painting!! This girl is so sweet as she holds the bird..

julie king said...

oh, nancy, i so want to learn to paint people like this. it makes my heart sing to see her and of course the little birdie is the perfect final touch!

julie king said...

i think i typed nancy and i meant martha. i have a good friend named nancy and her twin sister is named martha. my mind baffles me sometimes!!!

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