Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Canvas


This morning I sketched up an idea for a new canvas. I was inspired by a picture I saw of Nicole Kidman. I was watching some trashy tele the other day and they were talking about stars getting fashion wrong and used Nicole Kidman as one example. I had to disagree though as I thought she looked lovely in this dress. The dress I'm talking about is one that she wore to the oscars I think some years ago. It was a lovely greeny blue colour and she added a peacock feather. Anyway after seeing that picture the other day i couldn't get that image out of my head and thought that particular look she had would translate to one of my ladies perfectly. So stay tuned as I hope to start working on the canvas today. I also went into town and bought some texture paste which I'm going to try on this one, it's white and you can apparently mix it with acrylics to get some texture into your picture and you can paint over it etc. So I'm not sure where I'm going to put this but I'm going to experiment today. I also received my first commission yesterday. A lady from my sons school saw the canvas I donated and asked if I could do one for her but incorporate her daughter. So I'm going to use my light box so I can get a bit of a likeness but I'm going to do it in my style. This is very exciting for me and a cool project to work on as I'll be trying all sorts of new techniques. So I thought I would try out a few new things with this sketch in preparation.....hope that all makes sense

12 comments:

Penny said...

Love the curly hair Nic. Your drawings get better and better. GO GIRL!!! :o) xxx

Quilt Works said...

Nice canvase! Looking forward to see it completed. I have to agree with you Nicole - I have never seen her wear anything badly. It all look fantastic on her, very classy!

Tom Rademakers said...

Your drawings are beautiful.

Take care

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful sketch! Inspiration comes from strangest of places doesn't it?! :)

Viviane Vieira said...

beautiful!!! I can't wait to see it done. ( sorry my english).
;)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

She's lovely Nicola! Usually Nicole hits the best dressed list so they must just be pickin' on her :)
can't wait to see the finished piece!
Darla

Val Zdero said...

Beautiful drawing - I am hanging to see this little beauty painted :)

Jessie said...

Hi Nicola, You've been busy! I like the pretty bead decorations on your bookmarks and your 'Nicole Kidman' painting's going to be fantastic!xx

Shirley said...

Wonderful post Nicola. And Nicole K - she's just a natural beauty, this is going to be a beautiful piece! Look at those eyes...fantastic work. you are amazing. Have a wonderful week ahead!!

Sophia said...

She is absolutely beautiful...seriously...bringing tears to my eyes right now. You ARE gifted. Keep up the great work, Nicola.

Diana Evans said...

I love it!!! great work Nicola!!!

Tammie Lee said...

I am wandering around your blog and your art has a lovely charm to it!

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