A most BEATIFUL sunrise yesterday morning...
and then found pink on one of my easels as I cleared things today...
I quickly decided to paint on a book page today
it's been awhile ;)
I started out with a stick of charcoal
and white heavy bodied paint
I challenged myself
to paint with only one brush
and two colors.
just to change things up...
but I became so excited when I thought about
Paynes Gray with Quinacridone Azo Gold
mixed together ish for the dark parts of her face...
(I've used this combo before, but it's been a long time)
I loved the soft green hue
and the depth it gave
her face ;)
that was the end of 2 colors
and now 3 introduced.
and I loved it all so much!
I started having fun and actually
enjoyed the struggle
I always have with faces, even though they are my favorite thing to paint!
then she really started talking to me...
ya' all know how that is if you paint portraits ;)
it gets REAL INTERESTING at times!
i forced myself to paint lighter than i normally do
and always start out to try
but never make it in the end, ha!
this was very thin fragile paper
and i learned so much in keeping it
LIGHT yet LOOSE.
she began to come alive...
i felt (almost) as if i was learning anew,
all over again,
it's hard to explain in depth, but i bet some of you
i don't know how to make videos
and i thought i would snap these
photos as i went along, for myself,
for many reasons.
and then thought, I'd share for all the sharing reasons ;)
i introduced one other color,
a hand mixed red and white bottle i keep handy
for cheeks and such.
i also thought to keep her hair do simplistic for now ;)
the background and bodice, i used all the colors on the pallet...
she found her dress,
lying on top of some gel medium (how convenient)
so i smudged up those same pallet colors and
glued this little bit of lace down.
then she spoke her words...
i don't care for the black mat, but it's just lying on her.
i simply cannot believe the skies some