Friday, October 9, 2009

'Isabella'




I really liked my lady from 'The secret garden' so I decide to do another one along the same lines. This time I painted the canvas completely black then sketched out her face with white pastel pencil. I then just layered the paint on leaving parts of it black for example the lines around the face and the eyes. I found that doing this instead of painting black lines gave it a softer look. I'm quite pleased with how she turned out and look forward to using the gloss varnish on her. I'm going to have to start thinking about what to do with all these canvas' I seem to be building up quite a collection but I just can't stop! Ah well I'm having lots of fun doing it!!

8 comments:

Penny said...

She's absolutely beautiful Nic. xxx

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Great piece Nicola! That's something I haven't done too much with yet (painting on black) but you inspire me to try!
thanks for visiting and your sweet comment! I got my birch board at Michaels. They have several sizes and thicknesses.
Darla♥

Miss KB said...

She is just so lovely! Great colors & I love the flowers in her hair!!

Diana Evans said...

This is wonderful Nicola!!! I love her flowers in her hair...

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs
Diana

Clare Incher said...

Loving the idea of the dark black painting turing into something light and illuminating. With the eye lashes I have seen some figures with just the bottom lashes and it looks great. Loves you
x

Julie-ann Bowden said...

She's beautiful,love her eyelashes.
I can see why you wanted to paint another one.
Will there be a third?

NatashaMay said...

She is adorable! Love th flowers in her hair. And you can always try and sell your work if you're not too attached to it. :)

Leah said...

I really like this one she's absolutely gorgeous.

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