Yes after yesterday, which was a bit of a washout, on account of the blummin migraine and over fiddling with painting... today has been pretty ok!
I managed to get the painting finished. Ok its not what I had imagined when I started her... but I think she looks ok. Not great, mind you, but ok. I did fiddle a bit more with the background! Couldn't not really as I wasn't happy with the colour. So added some colourwash to green it up a little more and added the text.
I love this quote. Its an anonymous one. I think it fits well with the painting.
This is one of those paintings that changes depending on the light. She has shiny gold stars and her eyes are painted using delicious Stewart Gill Byzantine paint and also some mica loaded paint that I've had for ages. They look pretty flat in the photo but in real life they just POP!!!!
I inked around the edge of the canvas with green stazon. NOTE TO SELF.... wear gloves when doing this in future. I went to work with green fingernails as try as I might I just could not get the ink off! I guess the clue is in the name with that ink!!!!! She has no name as yet. Still trying to think one up....ideas gratefully recieved :-)
So not only did I get her finished, but I also got my art journal cover done too! A pretty simple but colourful affair....
So what am I filling my journal with??? Well we get fortnightly prompts over in Suzi land, and anything else I want to add. Her first prompt is called Congratulate and Celebrate. We have to congratulate and celebrate ourselves.... hmmmm. Should be interesting. I'm in a more of a beat myself up frame of mind at the mo. May have to come back to this one hahaha
Anyways I plan to document thoughts, feelings and all that jazz in this little art book. All dolled up with purdy pictures :-)
Right I'm off to have a glass of wine and celebrate the start of my holidays!!!!
Tomorrow I'm planning a pamper me day.... lots of beauty products, rest and creativity
Til next time x