Thursday, May 9, 2013

Paint Party Friday...


Happy Mothers Day to everyone in the US and Happy PPF! This week I switched to something a little different, one of the Art Eye Candy workshops by Rachel Panagarry. This face is from her template, then the details are painted on mulberry paper/bristol paper using watercolors, pencils, acrylics and pens, then collaged onto a mixed media background on canvas. No beeswax on this piece, the mulberry paper for the face gives a soft look. I also coated the entire piece with spray fixative when I was done. You can also find an inexpensive tutorial called The Magic of Mulberry by Rachel on ClothPaperScissors!

Hope you have a great weekend and to see more great art please visit the Paint Party Friday!

35 comments:

Netty said...

this is beautiful Kim, it looks as if its been overpainted in beeswax. Happy PPF, Annette x

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BLiSsAngELs said...

breathtaking Kim ... you've found your muse....

Christine said...

she's stunning, nice painting!

Janet Ghio said...

She is so pretty and you do a wonderful job blending the face, so it looks so nice and smooth.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Wonderful face and colours and brush strokes!
Happy PPF!
Ilona

A Creative Harbor said...

She is beautiful and so well done ~ Lovely work !

bluebirdslivinginthemeadow said...

very lovely work, love the colors and textures...happy PPF!

denthe said...

Lover the soft look of this! Beautiful ....

Gloria in CA said...

She is beautiful. It looks like there is BeesWax. Nice job. Enjoy your weekend and thank you.

Linda said...

Very pretty-the colors and techniques. Happy mother's day to you!

Valerie-Jael said...

Really wonderful! Valerie

Faye said...

Wow, Kim, what an awesome piece! The face is really gorgeous. Her eyes are beautiful.I love the look that the mulberry paper gives to the overall look.

Paper rainbow said...

Lovely Kim! Mulberry paper is a fabulous product, I use it a lot. Love that like me you use lots of different mediums and mix it up! Mothers day must be on a different day with you. In the UK it was in March...unless I have made a dreadfull mistake and missed the right date! :)

JoyCorcoran said...

Love the softness of the face and the big deep eyes. Thanks for sharing this wonderful work.

Rita said...

Gorgeous! And you are right, the face looks so soft...I wish I had skin like that...heehee.

Happy PPF!
Rita

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous layering creating some mystery in your background. She is great! Happy PPF

kat said...

Hello Kim, she is very lovely! So many great textures in this piece, all very captivating, wonderful!

soulbrush said...

Wowsers. And happy Mother's day to you too. Happy PPF.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just GORGEOUS Kim.. have to check out the link too! Thank you!
Happy PPF!

xxx
Susi

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the contrast you achieved between the texture in her hair and the smoothness of her skin. Blessings!

Suzy said...

I love your work! The face is beautiful and the background texture adds an air of mystery to her. So much to learn. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.
HPPF!

Gloria said...

Her eyes are mesmerizing! I just started taking the "Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Why did you need to spray it? Was it because of the pencils? Also what did you spray it with? Thanks Kim.

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Beautiful painting, her face looks so smooth and her eyes are such an amazing green. The layers of colour you have added on the background complement the face perfectly. Great Job! HPPF

Giggles said...

Stunning! No matter what you use your style is always evident!! Wonderful work.... I love your blog!

Hugs Giggles

Elisa said...

beautiful eyes! She is so lovely!

Ayala Art said...

She is fabulous! You did a wonderful piece! ♥

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful face and love your colors and textures, really wonderful piece! <3

Laura Moore said...

Such beautiful engaging eyes and wonderful textures and colours. Lovely to see an artist working with materials that are so different from my watercolour world.

bellefrogworks said...

What a wonderful face - I really love that painting. The softness of it makes me just want to touch her skin. Just lovely job - HPPF

JKW said...

Oh, My, she is absolutely beautiful. Her eyes are amazing, and her mouth is perfect. Blessings, Janet PPF

Kirstin McCulloch said...

She's lovely - her eyes are amazing x

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

She is lovely! HPPF

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous portrait painting! Sounds like a great workshop. :)

Karen Smithey said...

She is gorgeous! And I love mulberry paper, but haven't used it for a while--might have to get some out again!

Annabelle said...

What a very lovely radiant creature, perfect in every way. An exquisite portrait!


Thanks for sharing,
Annabelle O,O