Mixed media portrait of a determined woman

I continue my new series of mixed media portraits and this one is done with collage, pastels and acrylic paint on watercolour paper.

I just love using collage to add texture to a painting.Collage gives you so much inspiration for colours . This was inspired by a copyright free photo of a gorgeous woman !

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.