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Fairy Girl

Can you tell I like doing these portraits? They’re fun to make and I’m loving how the shading and hair looks.

Tonight’s girl is very purple. 

I am very happy with how she turned out. Now if only I could do a full face portrait and get the eyes symmetrical!

It’s a work in progress. 

Tonight’s girl was also made using a variety of materials; DistressCrayons, acrylic paint, and ink.  

The Red Flower

Here is the link to tonight’s painting.  

 I took 2 days to paint it. I was not feeling my best last night and, honestly, I didn’t know what I was going to paint for the focal image. I thought about a woman, back to the viewer, but ultimately decided on the dying flower. 

 Materials Used:

  • Liquitex professional acrylics: Naphthol Crimson, alizarin Crimson
  • Liquitex basics: titanium white, neutral gray value 5
  • Golden acrylic Mars black
  • Grumbacher Academy dioxazine purple

That’s it. A very limited, moody pallette that completely suited my mood the past few days.  


Day 1 Purple Canvases, Material Post

I am not a fan of lost purples so these canvases were a challenge for me. However, today’s paintings aren’t done yet but I’m not wanting to make a ton of noise at midnight with the heat gun. I’ll finish them up tomorrow.  

 Materials Used:

  • Liquitex basics acrylic paint: dioxazine purple, prism purple, brilliant purple, deep violet, quinacridone magenta, light blue, phthalocyanine blue, Mars black
  • Liquitex professional gesso

 My painting dress. There is a reason I change before making art. I usually end up wearing it.