Friday, November 12, 2010

Journal Sketch turns into a Painting

Okay, here it is! My little sketch that I just turned into a 12"x 12" painting on a birch panel. I did some collage first, then added some background color with Golden acrylic paints. After that came the face with Shiva oil sticks (which I absolutely adore), and then her flowers and leaves in the hair were done with watercolor pencils (again, love them!). I finished off the painting with some more collage, and used various pens and markers to make some more marks. Oh - and then I also used Stabilo pencils in black and graphite to outline and/or add some shading to her face. I love my pencils too much to let them go entirely. The colors in this photo are a little off, and I lost some of the tones in her skin in this jpeg, but that's okay. I still like it, and I hope you do too! :)

The next photo is a little detail shot of the birdie and a few of the words. I just thought that it was so cute!


This was done as a donation for a fundraiser for the South Carolina Aquarium. I hope that it brings in some money for them, as I love the aquarium and used to volunteer there, several years ago. Here is the flyer for the fundraiser:
It looks like it will be a great time, so if you are in the area, head over to the event and bid on my piece, if you like it, or just have a cocktail and help out the aquarium.

Doing this painting was a huge amount of fun for me and I am really looking forward to doing some more in the future! This has also gotten my brain turning and I'm thinking about doing some more drawing into my clay sculptures... but we will see. That will take a little experimenting to get it just right. Let me know what you think! :)

11 comments:

  1. beautiful works!!!

    Nice and happy weekend.

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  2. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Kelly,

    You are amazing!!! Can you make prints of this and sell them. I absolutely love this piece!!!!!!

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  4. I think fabulous! She is just beautiful Kelly. They bird is adorable, the colouring superb. You are so talented! I’m so glad to hear there is more painting in your future. Maybe you could join me on my encaustic journey, it is perfect for your collage and you can use the oil sticks and sculpt into it as well.

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  5. Ah, you guys are awesome for all the support! I hope the attendants at the auction like the piece too! :) I do look forward to future paintings~

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  6. Oh my god I love her! The floral hair reminds me of those old-fashioned swim caps you'd see elegant women use for sychronized swimming! This is so super cool. You go girl!!!

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  7. Dearest sweet Kelly, this is truely such a beautiful painting and i adore that message on it! Oh and that little birdie is soo adorable. :) I know for sure that the attendants at the auction like the piece too!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

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  8. Thanks, TJ and Jacqueline! I guess it does look like those old fashioned swim caps! I never thought of that! :) And thanks for the kind words Jacqueline! Hope you guys are having a great weekend!
    ~Kelly

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  9. I'm so glad you decided to go for ahead and do a painting for the auction, she's so beautiful! You really did an amazing job and all for a good cause, what could be better.
    Happy Day to a talented lady!
    ♥Jenny

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  10. It's so awesome! I love her and that cute little bird! Pure beauty.

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