Friday, September 6, 2013

29 faces

Day1 fluid acrylic paints.

Day 2 pastel on cold press paper, not my favorite either. All the blending is done on the paper. I think paint is more my medium.

Day 3 pastel.  I tried pastel again but still did not like it.  I did this on cold press watercolor paper. Yuck it was awful, the pastel would not stick to the paper.  I really hated pastels after this.  I've boxed them up and will give them away.

My 4th face was created with graphite pencils.  The vine/wallpaper was done in pencil first and then a Micron pen. I was stuck in the waiting room, while the husband had his eye appointment so that is what the journaling is about.

My fifth face is done in charcoal pencil.  I added watercolor crayon for the eyes. Right after I took the picture, I set the drawing down to spray on a fixative and put it in a puddle of tinted water that was on my table.  Now half of her face is green.  I hate when that happens.

 Remember the cover I did for my chakra journal, well I thought it needed sprucing up.

I painted the blue background, added the rays and added more color to the floor.  I like it a whole lot better now.


  1. Very nice faces, Kate. And I like the enhanced journal cover, too.

    I'm not a huge fan of pastels either. I've only used them a few times and wasn't thrilled with my results.

  2. lovely ladies !!! you have been busy as a bee!!!Have a great weekend!

  3. Love the variety within your portraits! Lots of breadth!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  4. My favorite is the pastel portrait, something so soulful about her eyes.... nice faces....I like the enhanced cover page too!!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. I like all of these Kate, but you are intitled to your opinions. I always see you in their eyes!

  6. Great idea to try all these different art materials. I like the pastel ones, but I understand your opinion about them. Am not so keen on them myself. My favorite is the charcoal one.

  7. So wonderful portraits! Each of them has an own impression. Especially I like the charcoal one!

  8. Fun portraits. Much harder to do then buildings in my mind. :)


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