My entry for this week’s Art Journal Every Day is my Face 22 of 29 Faces in February.
I used acrylics, gouache and coloured pencils. It is quite subdued for me. And it got me thinking that perhaps it is time for me to do a monochromatic painting. Being a colour junkie, I think sometimes I use colour in place of form. So here goes:
I decided to scan it as I went. The drawing was on gesso coated card A4 size.
Then I blocked in some raw umber. With a touch of naples yellow.
Finally, I added a bit of magenta to my colour mix, with a touch of ultramarine blue to darken the browns. Technically speaking she is not monochromatic any more, but what the heck.
Oh, I used acrylics and at long last feel as if I am getting the hang of them. I really liked the fact that I did all of this in a space of 3 – 4 hours. That included the time I allowed each layer to dry before scanning. At long last I am starting to fall in love with acrylics and my goal of getting on terms with acrylics has been accomplished.
So there you have it, my Face 23, 6 more to go.
Have a happy Paint Party Friday and a great week journaling everyone.
Art Journal Everyday