Loved the presentations for this challenge all about paint last week.As usual the ideas are juicy and stimulating. I have been a bit under par of late and feeling miserable because I haven't contributed anything to the challenge.
I wanted to demonstrate that the paint is such great quality to do portraits and have painted quite a few faces recently but not with PA frescos.
I started by gessoing my journal page and stencilled a few stars in Limelight, Zesty Zing and Mermaid.
Then I drew the outline of the girl with Stabilo pencil. I used French Roast first for the shadows. Then Mermaid. Added Bougainvillea in touches; Snowflake for highlights and Lilac. I played around with the paint for a while and then finished off with more Stabile pencil.
Finally, as a PA touch, I printed with some script and Watering Can Archival in her hair and an Ellen Vargo leaf stamp for her dress.
Not my best face, but it showed me that PA Frescos are super for portraits! I must have another go soon!
Thanks for looking!
OMGoodness Hazel, not your best, well could i have a little of your talent please lol. Your woman is stunning, i adore her shape and her attitude and the script in her hair is genius and adds so much depth and texture love love love her!ReplyDelete
Would like to see more of your drawings, you are a very talented Lady :-) xxx
She is ace!ReplyDelete
She's amazing Hazel! I love her hair - it's just stunning, the script really adds that special something. Like the background and her leafy dress too :-)ReplyDelete
Wow, Hazel, the use of colour on this is stunning! I love the script in her hair too. This is such a sizzling portrait. I can imagine 'Be-bop' jazz by Charlie Parker in the background, or possibly some Miles Davis" You have really shown that Frescos can be amazing in portraits. She would make a fantastic album cover! xxReplyDelete
Fabulous portrait... Hope you are feeling much better xReplyDelete
She gorgeous. Love her! you clever thing xxReplyDelete
I think she looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
She is just gorgeous!! Hazel! I love the her hair and the dress, amazing stamping and colours. She is very sexy too!! xxxReplyDelete
I love how you've incorporated the stamps, fantastic idea - she's full of attitude and looks wonderful xxReplyDelete
Fabulous, the portrait is perfect, and the paint has worked really well. Love the use of the stamps.ReplyDelete
oooh love how you've done the clothing, the EV stamp looks fab xxReplyDelete
Not your best?? she's gorgeous, and I want her hair! Fabulous page.ReplyDelete
Brilliant work... goes to show we shouldn't judge ourselves too harshly! Love her. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
It's a pretty fine portrait Hazel, don't be so harsh on yourself xReplyDelete
O wow, stunning face! Really great expression on her face.ReplyDelete
Wow, your colour palette is amazing - I love the script in her hair too. She has the most incredible expression - you've really given her attitude! What a lady!ReplyDelete
I wish I had 1/2 the talent you do and you have such fabulous ideas. I'm really stumped on this one. This portrait is so beautiful you have texture, color is outstanding what is not to love. She looks straight out of a high style magazine.
Fantastic face, the colours are great too. If that's not your best then I can't wait to see your best. You draw brilliantly xxReplyDelete
Wow! She is fab!ReplyDelete
She looks fierce! But perfectly drawn...ReplyDelete
This is fab, hazel, I too would love a bit of your talent. I hope you are feeling better and I'm sorry everything is passing me by a bit,ReplyDelete
I think she's amazing - so alive and so full of character, and the colours give her a real air of depth and mystery. Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Hello my lovely painty one. Hazel you are flipping awesome. Would love to watch your process at work. You never seem to over-complicate things, and that makes what you create have wonderful impact. I was chatting with an art teacher friend from NZ the other day. She used to own a craft shop, and now she teaches art at secondary school. She said how she is trying to get her kids to create a portrait where the observer really wants to know more about the character. Your chick is sassy. We love sassy women at PA, and I really would like to know more about her! That was a long winded way to say FABULOUS!ReplyDelete
Wow Hazel, not your best face you say!!! It's absolutely amazing, love it!ReplyDelete
Wow wow wow totally gorgeous journal page and WOW your girl is so unique, vibrant and totally awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxxReplyDelete