Friday, 7 October 2016

more mixed media ladies

I bought Pam Carriker's book on Mixed media portraits and tried out a couple of her projects this week!


'Her ship is coming in,' collage and acrylics, 11 by 9 ins., paper


'Blue lady', acrylics, 15 by 11 ins., paper


1. Her ship is coming in:  Pam's project number 11.
  
I like the vintage feel of this project, rather like an old manuscript page.  I was mostly interested in practicing using acrylics in a dribbly fashion here.  

I used a couple of subsitutions in method, e.g., I used a traced image rather than a transferred image. The girl was inspired by a photo on wetcanvas.

2. Blue lady: Pam's project number 4.  

It was interesting to do a monochrome portrait.  I used to do these in the past as under-paintings, which I would then go over with thin acrylic glazes of colour.  I may glaze over this one, actually.

Pam achieved a more flowing look to the hair (using a stabilo pencil) so I think I'll do another monochrome and try to get that flowing watery look!  A portrait from imagination.


+Pam Carriker 'Mixed Media Portraits. North Light Books. 2015.


My stamps and stencils came from www.creatandcraft.tv.  I received 6 sets...below is set 1.  I used one of the stamps from set 1 (the clockface) for the background in painting 1.



Set 1



That's all for now.  Have a great weekend.


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21 comments:

sirkkis said...

Interesting techniques. The same (?) Girl looks so different in blue.
Great work, June.
Happy PPF ❤

arianezuber said...

Loveley portraits, happy PPF...and a beautiful weekend to you.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your facess are both fantastic. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

EAGHL/Granny Annie said...

Love them both but "Her Ship Is Coming In" is my favorite. Maybe because my husband was a sailor:-)

gillena cox said...

Live the first mixed media. Happy PPF

Much love...

BrownPaperBunny said...

Both really beautiful, but your first piece is really stunning! Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Both of your paintings are beautiful, June. I especially like the Her Ship is Coming in.

Julie said...

I really love the backgrounds and the textures.

minnemie said...

Yes, the first one does have a vintage look - very pleasing. I also love the layered shadows on the blue piece.Great technique!

Giggles said...

Completely different styles yet both gorgeous! Wonderful work!

Hugs Giggles

carol l mckenna said...

All very creative and wonderful expression using mixed media ~

Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

Linda Kunsman said...

both are fabulous! Thanks for sharing the lessons you created from. Great new stamps and stencils too! happy PPF!

lorraine said...

great expressive ladies

Jackie P Neal said...

June, I believe you represented extremely well! I especially love the first- love the palette and design! xx

Gibby Frogett said...

That's a great book and I love both of your artworks very much June.
Great stamps and stencils too :)
Have a lovely weekend.... Gill x

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow June these are amazing. I love how each one for different reasons. Very nice indeed.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really like the simple linework in the top one, works well with the busy background :)

Christine said...

Beautiful mixed media work!

peggy gatto said...

You are very accomplished at painting and face!!! Glad I came over here!!

EVA said...

Lovely portraits! I love the expression on the top girl.

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Love your paintings, technique and the mood they both express. Lovely!