I have been away from my blog for almost a year. I feel like reconnecting with the art world out there. I will once again begin to share my work here and I hope you will stop in for a visit now and again. I have missed visiting other blogs as well. I have continued to paint since I was last here. I still hop around between subject matter but always seem to gravitate back to portraits. I did this portrait a few months back. It is done in acrylic. I also used composition gold leaf and a pinch of gold glitter. This is the 3rd time I have painted Joseph in his dreamcoat.
Working in mixed media with lots of wonderful texture! Here is an angel that I created. We often forget that we have a guardian angel assigned to each of us. I enjoyed painting this angel so much that I decided to paint a small series of them. May the Holy angels watch over all who read this.
Hello! I continue with this post on my working figures with a background. I used the image of the girl from a site on the web offering free images. I liked the drape of her dress. The original dress was white which I loved but I decided to go daring and instead opted for red. Red is not a comfortable color for me and although I feel it really pops in this painting I still have mixed feelings on it.
I painted the figure after an initial graphite sketch on a toned canvas. I used only acrylic for this stage. I then added the woods also in various layers of acrylic. Once I was satisfied I added highlights and deepened shadows. I finished with a few glazes in oil on the dress. I also used oil paint for highlighting the moss.
The colors were inspired by beautiful Northeastern autumn.
Life is short. Remember true beauty is in the little things. Take a deep breath and embrace just being! Peace to you!