Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday Sketches - Native American Lady


This week I decided to start work on my next painting of a lady dressed in traditional costume. So far I've done the Geisha and the Indian lady. This next piece I'm going to do differently I want to do it on canvas with mixed media as I'm having so much fun experimenting with different materials.

So this is my initial sketch. I've decided to actually stick this sketch on to the canvas and paint it on there along with some other materials. I really don't know how it's going to turn out but I think it's going to be fun working it out!

I shall post the finished painting later in the week.

15 comments:

Penny said...

I think this is going to be FANTASTIC! Great start Nic - can't wait to see it completed. xxx

pinkglitterfae said...

I love her!! This will turn out great, I am sure of it. I've stuck a sketch onto canvas before, and one thing to be a bit careful about, is those darn air bubbles! I think if you are doing mixed media, it won't matter, but if you want a smooth face, it may be frustrating. If you can, make sure the medium is spread evenly, put a book under the canvas so that it becomes a hard surface, and try and use a brayer to smooth your sketch down.
Or just go for it and don't worry, which is probably the best way, lol!

Sophia said...

Nicola,
I really like her alot and am eager to see her put to canvas/color. Ohhhh. Can't wait. :)

Thank you again for participating in Sunday Sketches. Everyone has been such a blessing this week. The inspiration that I am so needing to press through my life.

Hugs!

NatashaMay said...

She looks promising, Nicola! Can't wait to see her finished.

Shirley said...

She's going to be brilliant! I just know it. : ) Thank you so much for your visit, sweet Nicola. I wish you a lovely Spring and week ahead. Can't wait to see how she turns out!

Cat said...

she is beautiful! I hope you will post images along the way of her transformation onto the canvas!

Blessings!

apinkdreamer said...

hi! thanks for your nice words! your sketch is wonderful!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Nicola!!! she looks wonderful...I love these sketch pieces!!! what a neat way to see your work in progress!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Susan said...

Wonderful sketch to start a new lady Nicola! She's going to be lovely, I can't wait to see her finished! So glad you are having such fun playing with your mixed media...enjoy your week, Susan

maggie said...

Wow...looks like a great start. Since you were so kind as to comment on my current work in progress, I shall be waiting to see the completion of your project!! Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

Debbie Clandening said...

Thank-you for you kind comment.I love the expression on her little face.I'm looking forward to seeing her progress.
~Deb~

Kristin said...

Oh, YOU! I wish I could draw like that - beautiful as always, Kristin xo

Pease Porridge said...

Wow, this sketch is wonderful! I love the Tooth Fairy note! very cute. Resin really is not as scary as it seems. Just follow the directions. I was scared at first, but now it is fun. :)
Jennifer

WrightStuff said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished version as this is lovely. She seems to be saying a lot through her eyes...

lissa said...

looks like a good star, I like her big eyes , they're very expressive

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