Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Portrait 2

Second in my portrait series. I found this one more difficult to execute and I believe it was because I used heavy body acrylics instead of the fluid acrylics. DJ Pettit instructs to draw the image, then use a palette knife to add a skim coat of molding paste. When that is dry, paint with fluid acrylics. When the molding paste dries, you can see your drawn image through it and paint over. I want to try another with oil painstix and see what results I get. I also think that I have some difficulty painting intuitively. I still try to get it "just right" and that spoils the overall effect. So practice, practice...... I'm going to give Pam Carriker's face technique a try too. If I could paint a bit more intuitively I believe my ladies would have more character. On the other hand, I like their primitive quality. It just depends on the outcome one is seeking. DJ has some great work on her blog. Looks like she has used Lesley Riley's TAP paper to do an image transfer on fabric for a quiltie to be published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors.


Diane said...

Amazing Marilyn. This may be my next stop for something new.

marianne said...

i think she looks great- very brave of you to try something new & put it out there for us too. really inspiring.

Barb said...

Hi Marilyn,
I admire you for stepping outside your comfort zone - just great!