Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Portrait experiments in mixed media


So these were completed last weekend for our Sunday afternoon drawing/mixed media get-together. Small group of Bisbee artists, 2 to 4 of us enjoying art, experimenting, and camaraderie!

Three versions of portraits of Hettie and Ludmilla. All are encaustic/mixed media on rice paper.

Ludmilla, version 2, 4"x5" on rice paper

Hettie, version 2, 4"x5" on rice paper

Ludmilla, version 3, 4"x5" on rice paper

Hettie, version 3, 4"x5" on rice paper
Hettie, version 1, 4"x6" on rice paper

Ludmilla, version 1, 4"x6" on rice paper
I found a new technique I really like and will continue to explore with portraits, and landscapes as well. I like versions 2 and 3, also am pleased with versions 1, however, I don't find them as flattering of Hettie and Ludmilla.

Side note: Hettie is my daughter, and Ludmilla is a very dear friend.

8 comments:

  1. I like 3 and 4 and see a bit of Liz peeking out from beneath the layers of wax. I think you'll go far with this technique.
    xoxo Kim

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  2. You achieved some very beautiful effects. I hope to see more of these in the future!

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  3. Thank you both! I will be doing more of these. I love the technique.

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  4. I like all, but the last 2 the best :)

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  5. Great images - they must both be flattery by these!

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  6. Thanks, Helen. I'm having fun trying to figure how to display these now:-)

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  7. Thank you, Jala. This is a new direction for me.

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