A doll is the subject of my mixed media painting today. I love her fancy hair and attitude. I painted my own version of a doll using paper collage to dress her up. Gesso added texture to the background.I kept a limited palette to unify all the different elements.
I used lots of different techniques to achieve the bubble bath effect.
The baby was painted with gouache and the rest was made with different paints and gesso, plus the bathroom wall was done with washi tape and acrylic. I loved the fact that the chubby baby had only one tooth. I worked with 5 photo references and created a new scene. Super playful !
I will be exhibiting several watercolour and mixed media paintings with a group of other artists .You are invited to the private viewing on Friday 25th January at 11 am.
Looking forward to seeing you there !
Portrait of a Spanish woman done with mixed media on watercolour paper. I used pattern and shapes for the background to add interest and unity.
A different approach with collage and words. I started with a portrait done in watercolour on drawing paper , cut it into pieces, re-arranged the face in an unusual way, added paint and finally a boat to complete the water theme. The words made sense when I looked at the overall effect.
Have a great celebration tonight and a very happy new year 2019 !
I received for Xmas lots of mixed media art presents… I played with them straight away like a child full of excitment with its new toy…The result after many layers of different types of paint is a rather beady eyed wood fairy girl….more to come in this new style.