Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to take another online class until later on in the year but I signed up for Sharon Tomlinson’s class, “Faces in Technicolor” last week. ( http://allnorahsart.ning.com/ ) Over the weekend, I worked on my first face. That’s also why I have been drawing faces lately as mentioned in the post below but I wouldn’t think of painting over that little face.
Anyway….on this little lady, I used acrylic heavy body paints with lots and lots of glaze. The colors are Alizarin Crimson, Viridian Green and Yellow Orange Azo. I also used Dioxazine Purple ink(Liquitex) plus, some flesh colors. This turned out too dark…the purple is too intense. I know not to use it again but if I’m tempted, I’ll tone it down with a gray or white. One of these days, I need to make the leap and paint on canvas.