I enjoy the process of creating an outfit out of my mixed media cupboard…I start with a vague outline which I modify as I go along…Here I used collage,washi tape,acrylic paint, pastels,pencils, brushpen…all that done on mixed media paper.
I wanted to create a portrait of a woman wearing a striking dress which would reflect the light. At the same time I wanted it to be semi- transparent over the arms.I had great fun designing this outfit out of squiggles..and it was truely a mixed media adventure not knowing how to achieve the end result.So by experimentation I obtain the right effect for this design…
Let’s not forget our elders even if we can’t visit them in this period of confinement.A phone call away is better than nothing at all and total isolation…This portrait makes me think of the Queen (no intention in the making though) and especially today….we hope that her son Prince Charles will recover from the covid19 virus and wish her to remain strong and safe.
Nothing better than making a positive and beautiful painting to uplift your spirits…Just by looking at it.. I forget the doom and gloom of this trying period of confinement. La vie en rose is inspired by the Edith Piaf’song
I was running out of watercolour paper and I could not wait to get some as I was away from my usual supply shop. So the solution was to use a brown shopping bag and start drawing with my pastel pencils which I happened to have with me….I like the fact that the mid tone values were already there so it was a new way for me to draw ..Out of lack comes discovery…The reference picture was on my mobile phone so no excuse for not drawing!