I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Acrylic on watercolor canvas (progress)
~~Here's an update like I promised. It's coming along, slowly but surely. So much will change on this. The hair will have some darkening in places and some softening. The skin is just beginning to take form.
~~The only way I can think to describe the way I work (both in colored pencil and paint) is to compare it to putting together a puzzle. I work in thin, semi-translucent layers. So layer by layer, piece by piece, the image comes together. It can be very time-consuming but I find it to be relaxing. (Unless I'm thinking too much!) The end result is that the piece has a richness and depth of color that is very unique. But it also means that it goes through some strange and ugly stages. Earlier her skin was actually very green, lol. I always have to remind myself that it will look better after more layers.
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