Friday, April 22, 2011

Self portrait - multimedia

I decided to go for broke with the self portrait and add some more layers using acrylics.  This paper is a star in holding up to layers of mixed media and moisture.  I'm impressed.  Of course the layer of coloured pencil helps act as a base I'm sure.

Experimenting using multi media can lead to interesting effects and surprising results.  This may still be tweaked a bit more, but for now I'm calling it done and moving on to the next piece.  The drawing is about 7" x 12".


RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful colors throughout - love the touches of blues that echo those startling blue eyes :)

Lydie said...

You give it life by this lastest addition of acrylic. Very good idea.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Fabulous result! Great subject!! Excellent save.

vivien said...

great! the colours really play up the blue eyes

Jeanette said...

Rhonda, its good to just play with colours without overthinking it too much.

Thanks Lydie, the acrylics seemed to do the trick.

Myrna, thanks. I seem to do best when I stop thinking about solutions and let the painting tell me what should come next.

Vivien, yes, the colours do tie in don't they? It must done subconsciously, but I'll take it if it works.