17/03/2015

Spring - Mixed Media Place


Spring time! Today I'm sharing this canvas over at Mixed Media Place. It has a few sources for inspiration. First of all, there's a co-worker whose nickname is "king" and then there are my previous lady canvases. 

My co-worker's nickname made me think of crowns and then all I had to choose was what kind of a crown I was doing. I was on my way to work and grabbed my phone and googled "fantasy crown" - one of the pictures that popped to the screen was white crown with branch-like shapes and crystals. Especially those branches inspired me so I went with spring.


I tried to capture the tenderness and even the fragile nature of spring in my canvas. The branches are still bare but there's hints of green in her hair and painted on to the tree branches. There are also egg-styled shapes in the mix and a few flowers also. Her hair is made out of feathers and soft wool and on top there's cobweb style thread. The background is painted with peach and pink shades and the halo behind her head should give an idea of the rising sun.

I used acrylic paints to paint the background and also gave the first coat of paint to the spring itself with those. I then drew the features with PITT pens and a pencil. To give the whole piece a dream-like haze, I used PanPastels on top to soften the edges.

Thank you for stopping by today! 


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Materials: Tattered Angels, Design Memory Craft, Prima Marketing, Talens, Ranger, Crafter's Workshop, PanPastels, Sharpie, Copic

2 comments:

  1. I just saw your most gorgeous canvas over on The Mixed Media blog. Your lady is absolutely gorgeous - and reminds me of the Spring Fairy Queen - you really did an amazing job and I love her! Thanks for sharing your art!

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