Monday, 7 January 2013

Mixed media lady

This is a canvas I made at a workshop taught by Lina Mcdermott at her home recently.  I am relatively new to acrylics but really like the challenge of new media.  The background is gesso and acrylic paint with torn paper to give texture.  A bit of stamping and stencilling with paint and gesso, going over the edges and down the sides of the canvas completes the background.











The figure is drawn onto white card and stuck on using matt medium.  Her skirt is torn paper pieces and bodice is a book page.  Hair is done using smaller book print pieces and everything is adhered using matt medium.  Her skin is painted in acrylic and her face is drawn on using pencil.  A tiny paintbrush was used to finish painting her features.  The colour isn't so good in the photo as usual.


It's nice to have something a bit more permanent than a card, although I love making cards too.  I hope you like her and thanks for coming by, and of course, any comments very appreciated.

Anne :)

23 comments:

Ivory Moon said...

Oooo that's lovely ...... I love how you have done her hair xxx
Tina xxx

DeeDee said...

love the colors and the layers.. she is beautiful..

mamof9 said...

WOW you've done great, I love the colours you picked and I like how you used book print on the dress x

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely awesome! Great use of different elements and loving the colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lexie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Anne! You should be really proud of yourself as you've done a fabulous job with this canvas.
xx

Danie May said...

This canvas is lovely, I love the way you have used your torn paper even for the girls head and the soft color palette is so pretty. xx

Lina McDermott said...

We had a really fun day,
thank you Anne. Your canvas is lovely.xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...love the texture and fab colours.xxx

Kate M said...

Fabulous canvas!
xx

TheThreeCCCs said...

Very beautiful Ann. I love all the detail you put into her garment and face!! Lovely

TheThreeCCCs said...

Very beautiful Ann, I love all the detail you put into her garment and her face! Lovely job!

Sandie said...

Anne this is stunning, I love the gentle colour palette,just perfect..very clever too with the patchwork paper.

Hugs Sandie xxx

Zoe said...

This canvas is brilliant, I love how you've made it up out of torn papers and the hair looks great, these particular types of images don't really appeal to me,but or this canvas it's just so right, they are very popular at he moment though, I'm just a bit Los fashioned I guess lol!

jane stillman said...

What a fabulous canvas, love how you have used the newspaper for her hair, and the subtle colours you've used

Jan Ltc said...

This is great xx Jan

Dawn said...

Stunning project, love the design and the ladies dress is gorgeous. x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the different textures and patterns and the torn papers look brilliant
Lindsay xx

Kim x said...

WOW Anne this is fantastic. I never seem to venture any further than cards, maybe I should try in 2013.
By the way all of your messages have just come through together, all 12 of them!!!!
Thank you for taking the time to follow me, it is very much appreciated.
hugs Kimx

Cathy A said...

Brilliant first attempt Anne, I am going to have a go at a canvas soon myself, hope it turns out as well as yours!

Alessandra said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanne!! This is stunning beyond words!!! Wowzer, a masterpiece, love love love love looooove it! Huge congrats to this wonderful work of art!
xoxo, Alessandra

Kim x said...

She is wonderful Anne. I always seem to stay safe and make cards good on you for trying something new.
hugs Kimx

Moira Gray said...

this is so fabby, just love it. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning canvas! Beautiful background and I absolutely adore how you have done the figure! Such a beautiful face too! Gorgeous make!