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Friday, March 12, 2010

Mixed Media Online Class: Faces_Completed


I finished her!!!! I love it - though the finished product isn't what I expected.

Choosing the florals from the napkins I got from Sharon - not EASY!!!! I settled on leaves and a yellow rose. As you can see - the yellow rose got lost in the background .. its VERY muted. I suck at painting roses - so adding paint to bring out the petals was not an option!!LOL Also - I keep looking in the top hand left corner, thinking I should put something up there ... but ... well ... I am going to leave it for now.

On Sharon's videos, she talks about basically trial and error with the napkins and gel transfers...so what you may THINK you are going to get - you don't get!!LOL

I love this and I am so ready to continue on with her online classes...the next series is taking the line drawing we used for this project - and creating THREE more canvases...or in my case ... well..you'll see the surface I use!!LOL

As always, critiques are always welcome.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mixed Media Exercise: Faces Continued

Okay ... I took everyone's advice and kept on going. What a difference a couple of hours make! Sharon's technique for building the face is wonderful. I was so excited to see my little face coming together. Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com

I'm not sure about the shadow placement and I feel as if the nose can be a lot more defined .. but so far, so good. Also, the little valley above the lip - I've always hated painting those, LOL, so I'm still working on that.



Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com Her braids .. I need to get some highlights in there .. but this is basically what I saw in my head when I signed up for Sharon's class - and I am so glad I did. I can't wait to finish this, so I can continue on with the other exercises.


So far, so good though .. thanks to all for the encouragement!!

Mixed Media Excercise: Faces

Alrighty .. first off - I suck at this mixed media stuff. This is my first time SERIOUSLY doing a project - and I don't know about you -but it isn't as easy at it looks on all the blogs!LOL

I joined All Norah's Art ning group, and signed up for the Faces class. So many wonderful and talented artists on this group!!

So, I sign up for the class, and everything that can go wrong - goes wrong. I can't find my mini canvas or printouts that Norah provided, I don't have any napkins...LOL...but - I'm a decorative artist - we IMPROVISE. So, digging around in my hoard..errr..stash, I find a cute little wooden pocketbook.

I can't find the sheet music printouts - so I used a stamp.

THEN, I do my first gel transfer ever. UUGGGHHH!!!! Its terrible looking!!! But, I'm going to keep going.

The ONLY thing that was easy for me, was sketching the face!!LOL ... so today - I transferred my face to my surface...and this is what I have so far.

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