Sunday, January 3, 2010

A song and some paintings

I saw this video on my friend Kelley's blog and just loved the song.I really like the message.

Here are some more portraits from Misty's class.

This one was started with a transfer and then painted in two colors Burnt umber and Titanium white. I added the blue background later using Magnasese Blue hue. I found this exercise to be lots of fun and easier than painting a face from scratch.

This is a self portrait and I also transferred the face on to paper and then painted it.If you look close you may recognize it as my profile picture. I am not very good at transferring images yet. I don't seem to get the entire thing so its really textured in some spots. I mean that is not a bad thing but it make for a challenge trying to paint it cohesively.


  1. Can you say more about how you do the transfers? I like both portraits. I always think all your women are parts of you!

  2. What kind of transfer? I like them both, and I think the one with just two colors is really a challenge. Your faces are always good.

  3. I use transfers all the time - in fact, I'm working on one right now. It really helps get the proportion of the face right then you can have more fun with the colouring in and making it unique! I learnt another technique this week. Stick some sellotape over an image then place in water for a few minutes. Rub off the paper and the ink from the image sticks to the tape - fab!

  4. Wow......that really looks like you Kate.........awesome job!

    happy new year.......have fun creating even more and more!

    Love, Violette xo

  5. This is great work through Misty's class. And the self-portrait?? It's wonderful -- I knew it was you before you said it was a self-portrait!

    The transfer work is great...I love the choice of colours in that!


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