Friday, 3 May 2013

Boho Girl - Part 1


Well after a crazy couple of weeks (we don't want to go there), I was thrilled to finally be able to find some time to set about creating again.  I had a real yankering (is that a word?) to pull out my pastels and paint a face.  I thought of painting my own (like a clown, because that's how I've felt lately), but then decided to be practical and try something on paper.  I selected a picture of a pretty girl, dressed in a boho style, with flowy hair, a leather headband and big dangly earrings.

After a couple of hours at art class last night, here's what I got up to:

Not bad.  I've introduced purple and pale blue into her skin tones in an attempt to ensure that it does not look too pink or orange - a bit problem I've encountered in the past when trying to paint paler skins.  I think it has worked relatively well.  I need to soften some of the blue patches, but for the most part, I think I will call it a success!

In fact, the biggest problem I have now is that generally when I've made a good start like this on an artwork, I live in permanent fear of mucking it up.  Oh well, it's good to live dangerously I guess.

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.  I hope to see you 'round soon!



  1. Wow, so talented and beautifully done. I love paintings/drawings like these especially in pastel cos it has this earthy look. I'm a huge fan of watercolors too, whether its for drawings/portraits, greeting cards and invitations designs to gifts and so on... Really lovely!

  2. Kate it is so good to see what you have been up too. You amaze me with your talent. She is beautiful. Hope all is great with all 4 of your "boys". xo Susie

    1. Why hello there Ms Susie.

      How lovely to hear from you! Everything is great with my beautiful boys, thanks so much for asking. I hope everything is great with you too.

      I'm so glad that you like my painting. I still suffer from paranoia that I'm not up to much chop, so positive feedback is always gratefully received. :-)

      Take care



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