Saturday, February 6, 2010

Step by Step class far :)

Hello everyone! Sorry it's been awhile since I've updated my blog, but it's been a long week. Dealing with a few areas in my life that need some attention at the moment :)

As I mentioned previously, I'm taking Sharon Tomlinson's class and here is my first project at this current stage. I believe we'll be doing more shading, etc. tomorrow.

The first step was to cover an old canvas with paper. She gives a really good tip about using the inside of security envelopes! There really are some cool designs in those bills and bank statements! I NEVER noticed that until now :)

Next was to sketch out a face on paper. I have my paper folded here over the canvas to line it up when transferring the design.

I just did a quick wash of different colors that I thought would match with the napkins I have on hand that I'll adhere in a bit. I also didn't have a laser printout of an old house so I printed an image onto inkject transparency film and tried putting it on the canvas that way. Not so great....but this is practice I guess :)

The face is coming in. I took this class because I want to learn to be more loose with my strokes and not so tight with definite lines. It's VERY hard for me to let things be and not putz with them more and more!

More color added

Napkin flowers added

More shading and hair!

Tried to add a butterfly on the neck with transparency film and it was, another flower!

Hoping you are all having a wonderful and creative weekend!



Sonja said...

I like it already. For quite some time I've been just blovisiting, admiring.. but you ladies are so inspiring, I've started doing something myself.
Love your other paintings, hope you will continue.

WrightStuff said...

It's all coming together just lovely! I'm enjoying my Suzi Blu class too.

Tara said...

That's so interesting seeing it come together in stages! And I love how the house has come out. :)

Mary said...

Oh this is wonderful!!! Please let me know if you are going to put this on your etsy site. :)

Diane said...

Darla, This is looking so good!! I haven't even started anything yet--I'm going to try tonight--I love this!!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

AWESOME Darla!!! I am always learning so much from you.

Gifts of Creation said...

This is so beautiful!! It looks like a very fun class.

Mundo Mundaca said...

Hi Darla,Until me I am thrilled with your classes.. this painting this being magnifies.
I adore your step the step.. it is very didactic and it is always to learn new techniques.
congratulations.. this really beautiful.

Jennifer said...

It is looking great! Can't wait to see the finished product! Looks like a really fun class.

Createology said...

Thank you for showing us so many of the steps you did. Who knew all those layers are under your beautiful painted face. Keep creating...

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Oh, that is very interesting to stick security envelopes over the canvas first.
Did you use glue or a painting medium?
Love how its all coming together.
Well done.

All My Yesterdays said...

Great project Darla, I love seeing how you do this. I hope you feel the class helps but I like whatever you do! Hope things get on a more even keel in your life too.
Take care and keep sharing with us..

Brenda said...

I love how it is turning out so far. I quite like the transfer the way it has turned out.

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Hi Darla,
Your girl turned out so well, she is beautiful!!! I didn't go so far, hopefully I'll be able to work today!:) I tried the transparency transfer and the first one was a total disaster LOL, but I found a very helpful video on youtube and tried again and this one was perfect so here is the link if you're interested
Hope this will help.
Lots of love, Sanda xx

priti.lisa said...

Hi Darla...your new work look wonderful...I know what you mean about learning to let things go, i'm a putzer too :)

Manon Doyle said...

Love your new work Darla! It's so fun to take a class! Thank you for sharing!!

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Jo said...

I LOVE seeing this process!
Thank you for this post! It's super inspiring!!