Woman with yellow flowers

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I went along this week to an open painting afternoon with other artists where you bring your own art material and paint what you want . I realized once there I had forgotten in my stash to bring some pencils and I wanted to paint that girl  from a reference photo.Well I thought instead of asking for a pencil I would challenge myself to draw with the paint. It was a liberating experience as I realized you can easily erase your line if you keep your paint very watery and faint. The other advantage is a gain of time!  I managed to do the whole painting in one session!

 

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African blue dress

 

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I did the portrait of this beautiful African woman wearing a blue dress using gouache and acrylic. I painted the pattern of the dress in a more subtil manner to keep the focus on the gentil and attractive face.

Inspired by a doll

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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.

Baby bubble bath

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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 !