Life Book 2015 – Week 4

This week’s Life Book guest artist was Patti Ballard. She provided us a short little video to inspire us to create this whimsical girl walking a tightrope.

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2015-01-22 06.48.19I’ve been hanging on to my stash of Midway papers and embellishments from October Afternoon, just waiting for the right project to come along… this was definitely it!

2015-01-22 06.50.32I collaged a sheet of Arches hot pressed pressed watercolor paper with various papers from the midway collection, using gel medium, and let that dry.

2015-01-23 07.29.38Then I began to paint. I used acrylic paints, various markers and Neocolor II Artist Crayons and just worked it until her features begin to take shape.

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Painting whimsical characters, and faces in general, is new to me. There’s going to be a significant learning curve and things won’t always turn out as I hoped they would, but that’s just part of the process, and really, part of the fun.

I’m enjoying Life Book and have chosen to allow myself the opportunity to play without pressure, have fun with it and see what develops!

Thanks for looking, I wish you a wonderful week!



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