Saturday, August 21, 2010

PORTRAIT 3 = ALAINA:COLORBLOCK GIRL



I took the portrait that wasn't working and washed it down with a heavy spray of clean water.  Then, while it was still wet, went in with Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons (I have a set of 10).  I wanted to color the background like Alaina might color it - blocks of color in primary, bright colors. 

Then as the paper was drying, I touched in some areas in the hair and lips and eyes. 

Portrait Three.
Alaina: Colorblock Girl

I was hoping to have Jocelyn's and Alaina's portraits done, matted and framed for their birthday party tomorrow but that isn't going to happen.  Maybe I'll photocopy these for birthday cards and hold the real paintings for another time.

7 comments:

debwardart said...

Good idea for cards - they will love them!

AK said...

Lovely colors!

Vicki Greene said...

I like it and I really enjoy your tenacity. Cards would be great for the party and give them something else to look forward to later.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I love the colors. The cards are a f
great idea.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb, Asit, Vicki and Christiane. Making these into cards worked well and I hope they'll have fun with them. They are 10 and 8 and wanted the Twilight DVDs - I must have been a really late bloomer because I don't remember caring about boys on tv or movies when I was that age at all - still playing baseball and basketball with friends (mostly guys). They mature so early these days!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love your background approach. Great idea for the b'day cards :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Pam. The cards were a big hit with the girls - but maybe not as much as the crisp $20 in each one (a bit of extra spending cash for them and they really raked in the presents and gift cards).