Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dancer in my dreams

I have been painting these sweet dancer girls and have felt a renewed outpouring of creative energy. I woke up this morning with these girls on my mind and I can't wait to get into the studio to play some more. I have this girl in progress. so far only using gesso (for texture) and sprays to enhance and meander into the crevices of those beautiful textures.



I have a smaller dancer in my shop. Her name is Frilly.

I have been loving experimenting with watercolor and then (once dry) chalk pastel with detail accents.

Watercolors are from Designs by Rachel Beth 
and then tanager by Pfeifer art supply
and a gorgeous color from limn watercolors called Caput Mortuum (this color is absolutely gorgeous!! it granulates beautifully into the paper and is the brown color you see. I use it in the hair/eyes, and here I've painted around the little flowers. so gorgeous!)


and book PRE-sale is coming soon!

3 comments:

  1. Mindy—these are lovely! I've never used gesso and I'm unfamiliar with the way most paint responds to canvas (I've used mostly watercolor). Will you be making a class about this style, or is there a good one already? Thanks!

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    1. hi Linda! yes, I'll be announcing a new offering called Frilly Dancer very soon! and it is all about layering gesso with watercolor, chalk pastels and ink sprays.... :-)

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    2. Yahoo! Oh...I ordered my first pouches I made! I’ll keep you posted ��

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