Saturday, May 5, 2012

Figure in Watermedia Collage

Yesterday I drew this based on a figure featured in a women's wear sale catalog quite a few years old that now looks nothing like the model, drew in charcoal over adhered phone book pages, then applied Turner's gouache to her skin, hair, hat, shoe, blue jeans. For the big shirt, I used old gift wrap collage using matte medium and another floral wrap for the tulip she's holding. Still another gift wrap was used for the tank top. Grass is gouache with watersoluble oil pastels, and the OPs are at random thru out the composition. Her straw hat pattern is gouache using a coffee cup paper doily (painted the holes a darker raw sienna). Background is Matisse Derivan Off White that is more like a creamy yellow.  Title is Meadowland, 15x22, on Arches 140 lb hot press paper, an imaginary woman sitting watching nature on a sunny day.

2 comments:

Jerry said...

Amazing painting. You've really Embers fabulous 'attitude' and I love the glint in the eye.

Mari Jose Molina said...

I love the colors and the posture of the girl! its so lovely..