Monday, May 28, 2012

29 faces may 27 and 28



heya guys, i started my roster today and have every second monday off which i must say is just lovely :) i shouldve been making stock for the market but got a bit side tracked catching up on faces which is much more fun.........
the above i splashed watercolors onto watercolor paper which got bit dark looking....then i splashed gesso to lighten it up abit...i liked how it looked like bubbles so decided on a mermaid with long flowy locks :] ive used a combination of ws crayons and peerless watercolors....

this one is done on a sanded tissuebox...... spray or dampen tissue card then sand lightly with a light sandpaper [ if you use course or put too much water on you will sand chunks out which sometimes i dont mind]. i block out face and body with gesso and then paint...

this little miss has a red nose....so many people sick with colds and flu at the moment....the bugs just seem to get nastier each year.....



thanks for all your well wishes and comments too, my back is improved but i cant sit for too long.....

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Jen... they are beautiful... love your heart shaped face on your mermaid... and your second little one is ADORABLE... the sanded tissue box background is just fabulous...

So nice you are enjoying a lovely day off...
Hugs
Jenny x

Dot said...

Great news that you will have every 2nd Monday off Jen. That will be nice for you. Am catching up on your blog posts(am so far behind). Your faces get better and better. The heart shaped mermaid is beautiful(as is the colored background - stunning). And I agree with Jenny that the second one is so sweet.
Take care
Dot xx

Dot said...

Great news that you will have every 2nd Monday off Jen. That will be nice for you. Am catching up on your blog posts(am so far behind). Your faces get better and better. The heart shaped mermaid is beautiful(as is the colored background - stunning). And I agree with Jenny that the second one is so sweet.
Take care
Dot xx

Alison said...

These two are both so cute :) Really love the bright colours you used for your mermaid :)

Carin said...

Jen, I adore both of these! They are so cute! The first one really hits you with all the colours and the second one is just plain cute!

shirley said...

Love the colours in the background of the first one...the mermaid is gorgeous.
The second one is just adorable! Loving your tissue box backgrounds...another technique to add to my ever growing list of arty things to try :)

Sherry said...

Your faces are wonderful Jen. I love the background on the first one, and the second one is so cute with her little red nose!

Manon said...

Aren't they just getting better and better! Wonderful faces appearing Jen. It is such a great experience and I hope we will all stay in touch ready for the next challenge!
ManonX

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Two very different but equally beautiful paintings Jen, I love all the colours you have used in your mermaid painting she does look very 'floaty' I love the shabby background on your second painting, what a good idea to sand cardboard, it's very effective, and the lovely little girl with a cold, poor thing. There is a lot of it about I know, my son is off school today with the bug :(

Diane said...

So beautiful, Jen! I do love her face with that heart shape. Have a great week!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Jen... these are wonderful... Adore your little mermaid... and your Little miss red nose is fab... loving the sanded tissue box background.
Hope you back feels better soon!
Jan x

Lesley said...

Love them both Jenxo.
Dont' you love sanded tissue boxes....haven't done that since ATC group. Hmmm must remember that one.
Love all your faces. The Mermaid is so dreamy looking and the little one with the red nose.....cheek squeezins for that one. LOL
Les♥

Melinda Cornish said...

Ok these are my favorites so far...I love all the texture and the colors...

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Ohhh! I love all the color in your first portrait and adore that cute little red nose on the second. The backgrounds are fabulous too! It is so fun to visit all these new blogs...thank you so much for visiting mine!! :)

Jacky said...

Loving your quirky faces Jen and the backgrounds for these two!!! Just great. You're so clever with your backgrounds.

Jacky xox

Geri Centonze said...

I love these faces and also your attempt at a geisha is beautiful too!