Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Two New Painted Ladies








I've been working on two new painted ladies.  They are mixed media, using napkins, maps, acrylic paint and old book pages.  "Autumn's" dress was cut from a napkin, and I used one of my favorite paint colors, Nickel Azo Yellow, for the rest of the bodice.  I wish I could capture the richness of this paint.  It just doesn't show in the photos.  I mixed the NAY with a lime green for the background and antiqued it with Burnt Umber...looks kind of cool.  I like to experiment with paint colors. 



 
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the background or dress for this painting.  I used a map, that my daughter gave me from one of her trips to Washington DC, and I kind of like the way the map looks.  I like the look of the print on her dress, too.  So many decisions.  You may remember seeing a girl that looks a bit like this.  I used the sketch from my "Dora" painting.  It's fun to use the same sketch and see how different the paintings are. 

3 comments:

Brian said...

Your art made me smile again!

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Wow! What a use of unusual materials! You're very talented. Thanks for the share! :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love the napkins and the map and the book pages. I love seeing your work as you tend to inspire me with your ideas. I wish I had a few of my own of late. I'm in the desert right now when it comes to ideas...