Monday, 19 September 2011

Another Face

This is my second go at a face using the oil pastel and gouache as described the other day. I like the way the paint is quite textured and the oil pastel in a yellowy shade shows through.

This is the girl I was using as a model-from a great National Geographic book of portraits I have. Speaking of National Geographic-visit Sam's blog for a heart warming story of a very big and a very tiny creature making friends. While you are there, especially if you like cats, you should have a look at the hilarious video linked to in this post. It is link number 1.

Here the page has rucked up under the wet paint to give her Marcel waves.

This is the final result. Things were not getting any better so I stopped! Quite a weird looking girl in the end! I like the way it looks slightly oil painting like though.


Janine said...

I love what you are doing! I love the textures!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing how you develop your paintings - I just wish I could do it too!!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I too love what you have done, I wish I could do that.

Tracy said...

What an exciting combination--oil pastel and gouache! I love the rough texture, and that hint of yellow peeking through. Love this behind-the-scenes of your process, Sarah! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Elizabeth said...

Your portraits are powerful, haunting and almost Expressionist.
Am loving them.

Linda Sue said...

The texture is fabulous- Your faces are always ALWAYS intriguing- They always look like they know something mysterious- they have such LIFE!