Technicolor Face-1

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. ( )  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.


6 thoughts on “Technicolor Face-1

  1. jenny July 6, 2010 / 8:26 am

    Mary, I like this very much, and don’t mind the purple at all, but you know I always love intense colors.


  2. Janet July 6, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    I like the purple….but I bet you knew I would! I think the whole face looks great. Have fun in the class and keep sharing what you do.


  3. Karen July 6, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    I saw this class on her website and thought it looked cool…I was sooo right!!!! Love the purple but then again….look at my last “girl” She’s got loads of purple too!



  4. blogaloorgirl July 6, 2010 / 8:55 pm

    Hi Mary, I love the bright colours and the purple too…and the face looks beautiful.


  5. quinncreative July 6, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    The intense color adds a depth and power to the face that a softer color may not have. For years I stuck to neutrals, but once you move to the Sonoran Desert, rich colors seem perfect!


  6. RC July 7, 2010 / 6:06 pm

    Love this little lady! Very nice job, and I quite like the intense purple also!


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