Friday, May 14, 2010

Pulling a face out

It's so chilly in my basement right now since the furnace isn't running anymore (thank God!) so I decided to quickly do a background in watercolors and then I took it upstairs for awhile, sat in my recliner and looked at it every which way until I found her! Check out those eyes! They were THERE! Irises and pupils, all I did was outline them in pencil. It was kind of eerie!

Then I brought up a cute little set of watercolors in a plastic case, 1 brush and got myself a little tupperware container of water and brought my FLOWER CHILD to life. It was SO relaxing to paint in a comfortable setting for a change!


I played a little more with markers and here she is. Funky huh? :)

I love this technique that I learned from Sharon Tomlinson. Please give it a try, it's SO fun!

2nd post today........wow! THAT hasn't happened in a long time! ha

10 comments:

Serena said...

FANTASTIC!!!

Silke said...

I love working that way - have the background show me the painting. I haven't done that in a long time. Must try it again... She is beautiful!! Her colors so vibrant and at the same time so soft. Love her!! Happy Weekend! Love, Silke

Tina Eudora said...

The colors are just stupendous and the face is perfect!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

AWESOME Darla!!! I haven't started my exercise yet ... but I love what you've done with yours!

Createology said...

Your artist eye and hand are working so well. I have no idea how you do such wonderful painting however I love your style. Happy creating...

Mary said...

Darla this piece is amazing. I love the contrast between the stripes and the flowers. The color and black.
Too cool!!!!

Manon Doyle said...

Your Flower Child is sooooo cool! I love her!! Great work, Darla!!

Diane said...

Darla, I absolutely love this--and thank you for Sharon's link!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

She is wonderful and SO different from your usual style- I love both, but it was fun to watch her transformation- thanks for sharing the photos!

Janine said...

Darla, your work is so wonderful! I am really loving the colors!