Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Fleur

This is my first attempt at painting on wood. Suzi suggests we use birch plywood because it doesn't have much grain.
I have my pile ready! I've decided I'm going to use small pieces; 6"x6" and 12"x6".
This was step one.....draw the face using pencil crayons.Step two.....glue on the dress.Step 3.....stamp and stencil.Step 4.....paint with acrylic mixed with a glaze medium to make it more translucent.Step 5.....paper napkin flowers glued on.

She's not quite finished.....I want to write her name on somewhere and then I'm going to cover it all in beeswax. I'd never drawn or painted people until I started this course so I'm fairly happy with what I've done up to now. I'd like to develop more of my own style in the future - she's a bit too twee for my liking! But that will only come with practice.

PS I will learn to do arms soon.

20 comments:

Rosie said...

I can't believe you've never done this before - she's just lovely! Way to go Linda!!

Chris said...

Linda it's amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing your step by step of what you did, it was lovely to see the build up from start to end...she is absolutely lovely. Well done you!!

Rosemary said...

Wow - my initial steps into a new technique never come out this pretty.

Mary S Hunt said...

OMG she is GREAT!

Chriss Rollins said...

shes wonderful and so are you...great work...please give me permission to eat choccie...i am on a healthy eating plan... but would rather have chocolate.
chriss x

Jaqi said...

Are you sure you havent done this before......Im convinced you were an art teacher......Linda this is great, the colours are wonderful, (very Linda) I think you have done a brilliant job and if this is just a first attempt I cant wait to see what follows, Well Done , Jaqi x

Heather Robinson said...

I can just see your confidence building as you show us each of your pieces. I love seeing the progression through each stage. This gal looks so contemplative and at peace.

Sandy..... said...

Just beautiful~! You're making all of us envious~!

sesga loves 1950s said...

You are so talented Linda this painting is Amazing I love love love it ,You are a very fast Learner .
I love the face the dress the hat the colours everything about her
Suzie must be so proud of you .
Love from sesga xx

Mariangeles M said...

Love it!!!

Viola said...

Wow, wonderful work, Linda!!!

LazyKay said...

LOL@ '.....learn to do arms soon'.


She's lovely - but then all the stuff you're producing is amazing. I can't wait to see what comes next.

xxxxx

Jacky said...

Fantastic Linda, you inspire me to find some of that birchwood ply (may have to go into Melbourne, they dont have any out in the sticks where I live).
What are the crayon pencils you have used and which glaze? (I am wondering if you have your Stewart Gill paints/glazes etc. yet).
Your work is amazing, love visiting for a peek at what you are up to....

Janny said...

She is beautiful but I really like your ATC too;o)

\***/ Jean said...

she is really lovely!

pammyjo said...

Are you taking an online course? You are doing superbly with faces. I love these pieces. I would like to do something like this, learn something new. Any suggestions on finding something online? Thanks!
Love the pieces.

Dot said...

Beautiful Linda. I think your faces , and bodies, and arms (he hee) are developing perfectly. I love the background colors on this one.

Working with beeswax is fun - and smells so delicious. I recently made a couple of sequin waste backgrounds with wax and alcohol inks and loved the smell of the wax as it melted....yummm..

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork - love this!

LaY hOoN said...

Ooh boy !! THis is amazing !

Pearl said...

Beautiful!