After having been so inspired by Silke Powers' art and the wonderful texture she uses as a background for her beautiful faces I wanted to try some molding paste. So I added molding paste (so fun!) to this 8x10 canvas board and then used some folk art paint for the background color. Then I added my face sketch. I hesitated when it was time to paint her face because I was afraid I would mess it up! But I tried not to do too much thinking and just let the paint lead me. I used a combination of paint and colored pencils. I used the colored pencils to outline the eyes with black which was easy to smudge and used some pencil on the brows and to shade the lips.
I love the texture! I have to say that I might be hooked on the mixed media! It gave me a sense of freedom and I felt less anxious about making mistakes! I am now trying to figure out what to add like some collage or words to dress her up a bit. And I am not sure if I am done with her hair.
Would love to hear what you think of her!