Sunday, August 21, 2011

Vintage 'She Art' Girl

mixed media on 8x10 gallery wrapped canvas

Today was supposed to be my Sunday Sketches post but alas, I don't have a new sketch to share. However I did do some painting this week in the form of "she art"! I had so much fun creating this new girl! If you haven't taken Christy Tomlinson's "She Art" class I highly recommend it! So much fun and she shares tons of mixed media techniques as well.

I created this background in a vintage style using a layer of papers that I tried not to cover up too much. I used raw umber and payne's gray cause I just love them together but I like the distressed look the raw umber gives this piece. I had so much fun with her outfit! I was trying to create a look that wasn't too modern and how cute are the shoes! lol

I have yet to add a phrase. And I am never at a loss for words. But just this morning I found a tag I saved from a new shirt I bought that says "life is beautiful, dress accordingly" and I think that will fit perfectly with this girl! I may just cut up the words and collage them on! What do you think??

PS . . . thanks for all the amazing comments on my pink Paint Party Friday post!!
xo

14 comments:

  1. I love this one,her face is cute.I think you found great words to fit this painting.


    Happy sunday to you!~~Becky

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  2. Thanks for the info on the clases.Im thinking about the Art Journaling classes "She had three hearts".Im thinking maybe in September.I think for me thats looks fun!I was wondering do you have to buy the supplies online?I dont want to Id rather go and buy them in Michaels.

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  3. She is SO adorable Cathy! She really reminds me of the 50's. I love that era--I'm just glad that we're not living in it--I could never be the perfect housewife!

    I think, but I'm not sure that Christy is having a new class in the Fall. No matter what it is--I'll take it--even if it's on how to clean your house, because she would make it fun!
    :)
    P.S. love the text you chose too...

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  4. I have not made a vintage girl yet, or a fashion forward girl...but I did watch the videos...now need to create more, soon! Life gets in the way of art a bit sometimes. I love your girl, her hair, the sweeping bangs...love it. Oh and her shoes :)

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  5. Congratulations on your Somerset article. I look forward to reading it. I adore your "she art". In fact I just bought the perfect shoes to wear with this beautiful grey dress she is wearing. :o) Happy artsy week to you dear...

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  6. She's so cute Cathy! That class sounds fun!!

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  7. love the classic colours and her dress is fabulous - great words from the tag

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  8. Love this post, Cathy!! Love the colors and she is adorable.

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  9. This is very lovely! The background and texture it is just wonderful~

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  10. oh this is a beautiful vintage girl...love the paper elements!!! looks awesome!!!!

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  11. Love this! And I have saved that very same tag to use but haven't found the perfect thing yet. It's going to work great for you, though! Thanks for sharing!

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