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Title: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on November 26, 2015, 02:29:17 PM
Here is my artworks from the class:

For this class you will need:
canvas
texture gel
imitation flower
ribbon
butterfly Christmas decoration or whatever you want to use
acrylic paint

Post your class artwork and questions below
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Denise808 on December 29, 2015, 08:55:12 PM

Nolan, I'm enjoying these mm classes even more than I expected! Thank you for offering them.
Some things I used are metallic acrylics and inks, part of a Christmas decoration and a Christmas card.
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: BeaSue on December 30, 2015, 04:50:39 AM
Way cool, Denise!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 30, 2015, 07:19:30 AM
Oh, Denise, this is really beautiful.  Definitely fits your style.

I am going to take a look at the lesson today and see if I have the materials to do it.  If not, I will make a trip to town.

Oh, it is just beautiful.   You've set a very high bar here.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on December 30, 2015, 08:08:39 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Denise, your mixed media portrait is outstanding.  Just love it.   Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: dennis on December 30, 2015, 09:51:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Denise808 on December 31, 2015, 07:21:52 PM
Thank you Susan, Mea, Patricia and Dennis  :smitten:

I just purchased most of the supplies for the window project and looking forward to an art filled 2016   :yippee:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on January 01, 2016, 01:42:57 PM
fantastic Denise, I am sooooo happy that you have used the techniques and the concept, but created your own unique artwork :congrats: :cloud9: :not_worthy: :yippee:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Denise808 on January 01, 2016, 07:40:07 PM
Thank you Nolan for excellent stress free instruction and giving us the freedom to "make it own"  :yippee:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 02, 2016, 12:16:46 AM
Well, I got the concept but my execution was way over the top.  I really didn't have the right materials so had to improvise - again.   My colors are kind of loud.


Actually, the more I look at it, the better I like it. 

I think that the techniques here for unique portraiture could make some really salable works.  I might try something less colorful to do one for my little 16-month old neighbor.

One problem I ran into was that the color on my photocopied (HP inkjet)  picture ran, giving me a swath of red hair and face.

Please feel free to offer constructive criticism.  I know this needs some.  I don't get discouraged.  Like all the other lessons, I now know how to make something look far better the next time.

Thanks, Nolan, this is really an exciting lesson.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2016, 05:48:03 AM
Mea, I think you have done a splendid job in taking the initiative and making it "your own".  Great job for sure.


Patricia
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: njnjgirl on January 02, 2016, 06:21:11 AM
Denise, wow, you took to this like a duck to water.  Love this and it shows that you enjoyed doing it.! Well done, excellent! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mea, you really inspire me.  There you are whenever there is something new to learn!  This looks great.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: BeaSue on January 02, 2016, 06:32:47 AM
Way to go, Mea! This looks flaming and festive!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Annie. on January 02, 2016, 08:29:28 AM
Denise & Mea, wonderful!  You did a geat job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on January 02, 2016, 12:39:01 PM
great job Mea, well done - I love the "African" colours :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Just use a bit of the orange / yellow to fade the hard line at the bottom of the photo away. The rest is fine as it makes you stand up / out from the background, but at the bottom you want that fading away effect O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 02, 2016, 05:36:59 PM
Thanks, Patricia, Mary Lou, Susan, and Annie. - I had fun with this.

OK, Nolan, thanks.  I see what you mean.  Funny part is, I do not have orange acrylic paint.  I think the yellow mixed with my Quinacridone gold to make the orange.

Great lesson - lots of ways the techniques can be applied.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Denise808 on January 02, 2016, 09:41:36 PM
Ha! Mea, yours is so fun! The colors remind me of Africa and big cats in the jungle! A great original!

 :thankyou: Annie

Mary Lou, thank you! I really love the process of these. I enjoy getting my hands more involved and dirty - lol
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 02, 2016, 09:46:02 PM
Thanks, Denise.  It's a little too out-of-the box for me.  Really want to do a more subdued one.  Yours was so sophisticated!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Denise808 on January 03, 2016, 04:07:44 PM
Yours was so sophisticated!


 :2funny: sooo UNlike me!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on January 04, 2016, 01:42:14 PM
that just shows how important colour choice is when it comes to the "atmosphere" in an artwork O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Sherri on January 15, 2016, 09:50:18 AM
My submission for this class. I have included the picture that I found on pixaby. Suggestions for improvements are greatly appreciated


Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on January 17, 2016, 11:21:52 AM
great job Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:

I would add some of those hearts over the area where the neck ends so you can't see their endings. That stops the beheaded effect O0

According to portrait rules the head should always include at least a portion of the shoulder
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Sherri on January 17, 2016, 01:39:17 PM
Nolan. Thanks for the feedback. I sure missed the beheaded rule but I definitely see the issue. Wasn't sure what to do about it. I will add some more hearts. I have been thinking about outlining the "love" with black on only the left side of the letters. I feel like it needs something!!  What do you think about that????  Any other suggestion?

Thanks
Sherri
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Denise808 on January 17, 2016, 08:30:40 PM
That's so pretty Sherri! I'm curious, what is the word "love" made out of?

I didn't know about including part of the shoulder in portraits - good to know  :)
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on January 18, 2016, 11:12:18 AM
I explain the head and shoulder concept in the oil portrait course O0

Sherri, is the love working not a 3d object, ie. it casts it's own shadow (it seems to in the photo)? If it is I would not add a painted shadow as it may counteract the natural shadow
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 18, 2016, 02:21:09 PM
Nice work, Sherri.  Looks like you are getting ready for Valentine's Day.

Like how you made this really your own.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Sherri on January 18, 2016, 04:55:40 PM
Nolan you are right. LOVE is and made out of wood. Just thought it might not jump out as much as it should

Denise   I got it at either Michaels or wal mart. They are unpainted.

Mea trying to get some Valentine stuff ready to put in my space at the ARTery!!
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 18, 2016, 06:38:55 PM
Good idea, Sherri.  Love-themed art should be a good seller at this time of year.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Sherri on January 20, 2016, 11:02:11 AM
Nolan added valentines as you suggested. Much better. Here is updated version.

Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: nolan on January 20, 2016, 03:29:16 PM
much better yes O0
Title: Re: Mixed Media Portrait
Post by: Val on February 04, 2016, 06:55:56 AM
Great job on the portraits  O0 I'm always intrigued to see what you've incorporated into your mixed media paintings. Great fun.  :clap: :clap: :clap: