Stylised mermaid

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I was inspired by the fashion style of presenting this “mermaid”. I added the doodles to represent water and the girl looked so much from the 1920 s  that  I felt the monocle was very much of that time. This painting was done with mixed media on watercolour paper.

 

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Indian girl

1551821150492I started drawing this girl with her hair and then  her face and out of my imagination, I saw an Indian girl appearing. I accentuated her looks  by painting a red dot on her forehead and used dark skin tones for her face. I left the garment flowing as it could be interpreted as a silk gown. I decided on an Indian inspired patterned background.

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!

 

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 !