Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Finished Autumn Owl Girl

I finished the Autumn Girl I posted as a WIP a few days ago. She's just waiting on a layer of Beeswax now. Here she is:



And here's a closer look:


For the background there is a first layer of a deep yellow wash. I used yellow with a tiny bit of red and brown to make it warm looking. Then I painted leaves onto watercolor paper with colored pencil and acrylic paints, cut them out, and Mod Podged them onto the painting. Then I used acrylic paint again with stamps for the next layer. Then I antiqued the edges and random areas with Walnut Ink. Oh, and I painted the outside edges dark brown so it wouldn't need to be framed. Joel wanted me to wait to give her Beeswax because he wants to watch how it goes on. Her "diamond" necklace is an acrylic gem. It really sparkles, but it doesn't show that in the photo. Thanks for visiting! :-)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it, love it, love it!!!! You have really gotten into it and doing so so good. I love the colors, layering and everything. Can you analyze it for me please? I love to hear the artist's personal analysis of their painting...the meaning in the picture itself. I do my thoughts of what I see in other people's paintings sometimes.
Great job....again, I love it.

Love ya Heapes, Bibbi

Katie said...

Eeep! The owl sitting on her head is the cutest thing ever. I love this. Wonderful work. Kudos!