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Monday, June 28, 2010

Faces in Technicolor

I added the Diox Purple to my palette last night ... and I have to admit, I like her. She doesn't seem so scary!LOL Sharon Tomlinson's classes are a must if you are looking to push yourself as an artist.

I will probably do a little more with her ... but so far, so good. I never thought I'd be able to do something like this ... and NEVER thought I'd be painting faces with colors other than my normal fleshtone palettes.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Face One in Technicolor!!!

WOW, okay, so this is scary to me. I am not quite finished, but managed to begin applying color. I always get a little nervous before I start painting ... and this time...boy oh boy, was I nervous!Free Image Hosting at

At first she was really looking like a monster .. maybe its the blues and greens ... but I kept going. This is the first time, outside of doodling, that I'm using non-familiar colors to paint a face. Not reaching for my normal fleshtones was hard for me. In this exercise, my "fleshtone" is light green.

My palette is Jade Green, Midnight Green, Barn Red, Golden Yellow and Prussian Blue. I used Jade Green as the eye and lip highlights as well.

I'm not done, there is still more to the exercise and one more color to add. I also may add a lighter green .. maybe tea green? I don't know yet.

Sharon has really pushed me waaay outside my box on this one!

Sketches_Face Two

This is the second sketch of the same pic. I tried to change the focus, and the direction of the eyes.

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This is an ongoing class at All Norah's Art ning group.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Faces In Technicolor _Sketches

Hello All!!

After fighting a nasty cold and asthma ... I finally feel well enough to tackle Sharon Tomlinson's new online class, Faces in Technicolor.

LOVE these classes of hers, as they really make you STRETCH. I'm playing catch up, so here's where I am so far.

I found an ad that I want to sketch, and I sketched it out this evening. I need to do 2 more, so I will have the 3 sketches she asks for ... but I'm already excited to begin.

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My surface of choice is a large canvas binder (Sharon is using smaller canvas boards). I used Jo Sonja texture paste and a small amount of green acrylic for my background.

So far, so good. I'm staring at her now seeing what I need to TWEAK...and then I will prepare my palette.