Sand and Sea Girl
I hope your weekend is off to a great start.
I'm still trying to pack up things for our move, but every time I go into my art room I get distracted and want to play!
I had so much fun creating my last mixed media collage that I couldn't wait to try another one.
This piece is done on an 8x10 canvas with watercolor pencils, Pan Pastels and tissue paper.
Sand and Sea Girl
Just like the last piece, I photocopied an old sketch I did a while back and applied it to the canvas with Golden fluid matte medium.
Once it was dry I started applying color.
This was my original sketch.
I think she would have been cute with short hair, but I struggle with "painting" hair for some reason.
I think that's why I resort to collage.
Here's the thing though...
I'm still learning about paints, graphite, and their reaction to gesso or matte medium.
Once I started applying her tissue paper hair with the fluid medium, of course the color from my watercolor pencils would come off in areas.
I'm wondering if that is why some people use "clear" gesso at this point before they start another layer?
Finally, I used the Pan Pastels to try and smooth out the messed up color on her face.
I don't think I'll use a final coat of gel medium because of the watercolor. I'm hoping a spray fixative will do the job.
I am always so inspired by what I see out there in the blogging world of art!
How wonderful it is to be able to learn and share with other kindred spirits.
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have a super weekend :)
As far as watercolor coming off...you can water down acrylic paint which has the same effect as watercolor...but once it dries it's there to stay. Does that make sense?
This looks like so much fun.
I love the waves of the ocean you are playing here!
In, BTW you have a lot of inspiring posts.
Have a lovely weekend!!