Friday, July 5, 2013

The Girl With The Crazy Red Hair!!


Ok, so I know I said this about my last painting, but I LOVE this girl!!  She is based off of a sketch I did about a year ago and as with the angel I omitted the open eye and nose.  And I think it fits somehow.  The idea of using red for her hair was very scary for me.  I went with golden's pyrrole red.  I think that shade just goes so well with black and white. 

As always  I like to show a few pics of how she came to be . . . 

First I used black and white paint very thickly applied to the canvas.  This is another 16x20.  Surprisingly I am enjoying going large with these faces.  



I use a stablilo marks all pencil in black to sketch her out and also use a faber castell gelato which smudges really well dry for the eye details.  The hair I squeezed right out of the bottle of the fluid acrylic.  Scary indeed!  It reminded me of scribbling!  


Here is an upclose shot so you can see some of the detail.  I stamped in her hair "you are loved"  which I hope you can see in this pic.  I still love stamping.


This gal is available and headed to my etsy shop soon but you can email me if you fall in love with her too! ;)

Today I flipped through my sketchbook and picked out another girl.  I started a new black and white background.  I hope to get to sketching her out on it soon!

Sharing at Paint Party Friday.  

Hope you are all enjoying a great and safe  holiday weekend.  I will be back on Sunday with some new digital sketches to share!

xo

13 comments:

  1. Oh, how wonderful painting. I love this. You have got very beautiful coat to Your painting. I like crisscrossing lines and colors - and red hair, it is very important.

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  2. Fantastic painting, love that red hair. Love the texture and gestural marks

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  3. So much energy and heart in this, Cathy!
    LOVE!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  4. This Girl is amazing in a wonderful technique! Love espescially her red hair and the structure in your painting. HPPF Erika

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  5. I love how you did this. The colours work wonderfully together, it's a beautiful piece ♥

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  6. I love her red hair. This is a wonderful piece.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  7. LOVE all that red hair against the gray background! HPPF!

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  8. I love this color you are adding to your style...just gorgeous...
    Keep up these amazing pieces!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Fantastic! I absolutely love it.

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  10. Beautiful painting. The limited palette works very well and her red hair is amazing:)

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  11. This is a beautiful painting! I love the energy of your brushwork - so alive! Just gorgeous!

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