"Call Me Poppy"
8 x 10 Canvas Panel
I promised to show you the final results of the piece I started in Cynthia Anderson's Play on Faces class at Art Unraveled, and this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Seeing Red, gave me the perfect excuse to share it. . .
The 8 x 10 canvas panel was first covered in a series of vintage ads, most of which were focused on children. I then gave it a wash of cream acrylic before forming the shape of the face and neck with Golden's Titian Buff (my new favorite flesh tone, thank you Cynthia). I drew the little girl's face in with pencil until I got the look that I wanted and then painted it in with various acrylic paints, mixing them as I went along. Final touches included decorative and sharpie pens for highlights and refinement, and a vintage Poppy dictionary definition, washed with watered-down acrylic, as her collar.
Thanks for looking! I can't wait to see what makes everyone else see red this week. . .