Friday, October 26, 2012

Be Bold. Be Real. Be YOU.

Recently I have searched for mixed media videos on YouTube for getting some inspiration when I felt a bit stuck. There is a lot out there, and one video I watched was a real inspiration. This one is by Artyshils and she calls it "Mixed media tutorial for you all to try at home" - which I did. I watched the video first and then, a day later, made my own version from what I remembered. It was quite different from what I usually do, but I enjoyed trying this out - I had never thought about painting a blue face or eyes like these, but I did, and it gave me a lot of "fodder".


I did this in my art journal and I'm pretty sure that eventually it will evolve into a painting on canvas or wood.

I'm linking to Paint Party Friday which is one of my favorite link ups and also to studio JRU which is another favorite although I haven't linked there for a very long time.

21 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

What a cool idea...and I like the blue face. Another artist who paints with these colors is joss of soulbrush...find her on my blog list!
This came out beautifully!

Tam Hess said...

I'm so excited to see what everyone is up to this week. I love all the inspiration....feeds my soul. Great colors and composition! I especially like the background work!

Netty said...

oooh you have been having fun with terrific results. Happy PPF, Annette x

Faye said...

Quite a departure from your usual work, Carola, but I like it. The expression matches her color. And you have such a wonderful array of other colors in this piece.

Deborah Tisch said...

Mixed media is my favorite art to mess with, second to photography. I will have to check out this video. I really like what you created here.

Gloria said...

I love all the darker colors behind your lady with penetrating eyes! Great textures, too.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Great idea to look to youtube for creative inspiration. There is so much there and I have to say that I don't think about taking advantage of that. Your painting is great. The blue face really works. Happy PPF

aimee said...

oh, i love her scarf -- i wouldn't mind one of those! so pretty!

Jessica Sporn said...

Love this. I'm going to watch the video and try this. Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful layers and colors and textures!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

The Elephant's Child said...

I love the blue gypsy. Thank you. It reminded me of a print of the Green Lady by Vladimir Tretchikoff, which hung in our lounge when I was a child. We squabbled often over whether she was green or blue.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

this will look great if you develop it into a canvas... I look forward to seeing if you keep going down this path... the style suits you ...xx

Theresa Plas said...

Hi Carola! Don't you love trying new things and enjoying the results? Great Job! Happy PPF to you.

denthe said...

Love the blue face. And such a gorgeous background.

Giggles said...

Lots of action going on behind your character!! Great colors!!

Hugs Giggles

Gloria said...

Very nice job. It's fun doing blue faces. I've done green too. Great job, looks awesome.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Ohh... this is such a great message! Wonderful page, Carola. So happy to see you link up this week! :)

EVA said...

Lovely! I really like her hair and what a great message.

bohemiannie! art said...

She's great! Love the background!

carlarey said...

It's such fun to paint faces in unusual colors, it seems to free you from all your preconceived notions of what a face has to look like.

lorik said...

I like her stern expression! Also like the textured background.