Encaustic Gem

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Inspired by Lesson 3 from A Veil of Wax class taught by Ivette Newport. The wax is till a bit cloudy in this photo but couldn’t wait to share her. I drew and painted her on a piece of watercolor board. I used Daniel Smith watercolor paints, charcoal pencil, colored pencil, white water-soluble oil paint, and encaustic wax; plus a little bling! I love this piece!

Skin Tones…

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I began this portrait to work on skin tones using a different color combo; yellow ocher, burnt sienna, and raw umber. The bright reds are a combo of Naphthol Red Light and Red Oxide. My inspiration image came from Pinterest, although the model has red hair on the original photo. Kara Strachan Bullock of “Let’s Face It” fame posted this to her page to advertise the year-long portrait class “Let’s Face It”, which was a real blessing and encouragement!  My second year of Kara’s course and it has been great; I feel I have learned a lot. Some of the year-long classes have some offerings that don’t resonate, but I am glad to say that almost all of Kara’s weekly offerings and assortment of teachers has been wonderful!

Color Me Happy!

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Loved creating this piece for a “Color Me Happy” Let’s Face It lesson. I used a Pinterest image for my inspiration. I am also “Colored Happy” because we passed the final city inspection for my studio addition today. Happy dance!

More Painting Fun…

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Inspired by a lesson by Kara Strachan Bullock’s Let’s face It class from 2016. Finally got a chance to complete this so I can tackle 2017’s lessons. The writing on the left in both black and white is Lord Byron’s poem “She Walks in Beauty.”  A few words of my own on the right with my signture.