The Art of Life
Photobucket 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. Photobucket

Monday, June 2, 2008

Angel with Kitten progress 4

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~~Transitioning from school days into Summer has been fun but it's thrown me off of any sort of blogging routine. I'm sorry about that. Just so much going on lately!
~~This piece is coming along, bit by bit. I'll be starting on the kitten next and I'm excited about that part. This kitten was the most adorable little thing and it's going to be a fun challenge to capture that sweet fuzziness.
~~I want to thank the new visitors to my blog who found me when looking for my
Prismacolor Charts and
Prismacolor Inventory lists.
I'm always happy to be a help to other artists out there. Even though I've been using paint more often than pencil lately, I'm still using the same techniques that I did before. I'm slowly developing my own process of "colored-pencil style painting" and hope to be able to start sharing that process with others in the future. So I'm so glad that you stopped by!
Happy June Everyone!


Ann said...

Kasie, your painting is coming along so nicely! I'm enjoying watching the progress - it's already a beautiful piece!

Anonymous said...

It's lookin' good! I was excited to see the little pink kitten feet! I'm looking forward to watching that little furball come to life! Thanks so much for letting us see the steps! It's really fun! Hope you're having a great summer so far!

Alison said...

The tones are amazing in this. You are doing a great job. I'm excited to see it progress.

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Is this watercolor? It looks like you are suing the salt effect for the background. Is that it? If not, how did you do the background? I love it!

This painting is coming along so beautifully Kasie!! I can't wait to see the kitten.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

For most of this I'm using acrylic, but there is some watercolor in the background. The thing that makes it all work is the Fredrix watercolor canvas. I've just fallen in love with it. It allows me to paint in thin, semi-transclucent layers just like pencil and I have complete control over the edges. But, because it's paint, I can go over things with a more opaque layer if I need to. I use acrylic instead of watercolor for most of it because the layers dry permanently and won't mix when I add another layer.
The background started with a layer of acrylic. When that had dried completely I floated watercolor over the top and let the colors interact with each other. I also sprinkled salt on some areas to give it a textured look. You never really know what's going to happen with it so it's fun to watch.
Thanks for your questions!

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

You do such beautiful work Kasie!!

Anonymous said...

This is already so adorable - can't wait to see it finished!

Alisha K. Ard said...

This is looking great Kasie! Thanks for sharing the background technique and recommending Fredrix watercolor canvas - I love the look of it. I'm anxious to see the finished piece!