Thursday, August 3, 2017

Femme Fatale

9x6 watercolor, Brusho and black India ink on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done today.  Yesterday I started the underpainting background that was thalo blue brushed onto semi-wet paper.  After that dried, quinacridone violet was scattered about, then a stencil used with transparent pyrrol orange/Peachy Keen mix; the orange Brusho crystals were next sprinkled on top.  Today I used black ink to do only the darkest darks from an old movie star photo of Garbo. It's for the August challenge on WetCanvas' abstracts and contemporary forum where I asked participants to make an abstract background then use line to add parts of a face, etc. 
A femme fatale is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art. Wikipedia
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

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