Sunday, August 22, 2010

MMM: Seeing Red

"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. . .

Kristin xo

31 comments:

Julia Christie said...

Kristin she is so sassy! She reminds me of a girl at my son's school. Very cute! I love hearing about your process when creating. It really inspires me to try different things.

Thanks for sharing this great piece ~ Smiles

joyfulploys said...

I love the red haired girl! This is a great composition!
Mary

peggy gatto said...

What a doll!

dani said...

lovely!!!
hey....did you happen to glance through the recent Somerset MM calls? they have a "poppy" category!!!

Nicola said...

Great piece Kristin! I'd love to see you paint more faces, she is adorable and a great take on this weeks theme!! Well done, oh and that flesh tone is great!

WrightStuff said...

Hey Poppy, want to play skipping? She's a cutie Kristin.

martha brown said...

This looks fabulous! You've done a great job-- I'm hoping to finish mine this week.

Lori Saul said...

Great piece- has such wonderful character. A little bit retro too- love it!

Nan said...

What a great face! Love those red pigtails. Great job painting!

Diana Evans said...

oh Poppy is adorable!!! I love her bright red locks!!! wonderful piece Kristin!!! your work always makes me happy!!! it is a wonderful way to start the week!!!

Amy said...

she's perfect in red..adorable hair and cute smile..love the pretty vintage background paper's

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! man--- I sooooooo want to be able to paint and actually have it look like something lol

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!!

Rosie said...

She's simply perfect Kristin! Love what you've done here!!

Emakesart said...

She's so cute! Love the freckles and red hair! Such a cute face.

vintage wil said...

Beautiful doll!!

missy k said...

I can't believe you have only just started painting faces!

I love this piece and as usual your work makes me smile and I LOVE that!

Karenx

Hanne said...

Wow! This is a beautiful piece!
Hanne

Trudy Callan said...

Gorgeous. I love everything about her: her hair, her eyes, her mouth. She has such a delightful face. I could see that framed and on your daughter's bedroom wall. As a matter of fact, I could see that on my wall. lol

joanna said...

Hi Kristin!! Hope you make more!! she's sooo pretty and unique! love her red hair!
xoxo

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Taluula said...

Oh wow, now she is gorgeous.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful red hair.

haendi said...

What an adorable little red head!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

She is just cute as a bug and how luck you are to have been able to take Cynthia Anderson's class!
Inka :)

chrissy said...

so happy to have stumbled upon your lovely blog...i am a mama and a mixed media artist as well...and guess what?
i am adopted, so i can.t wait to dive in and see what love you have here.
LOVE the red hair!
(i have red hair too....)
c

Jingle said...

breathe taking doll.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is fantastic! Great artwork.

faerwillow said...

~kristin...you are just blooming with talent!! poppy is radiant in red...she is a sweetpea of a girl...simply l♥ve seeing your art...i did a post yesterday about your gracious giveaway!! you may wish to sneak over and take a peak...

http://tofallorstumbleupon.blogspot.com/2010/08/celebrate-and-cherish.html

i hope all is well and blessings aplenty to you and yours~

Jodene Shaw said...

CUUUUUTE!!!

Diane said...

That must have been a fun workshop, Kristin! I love the piece and Poppy has such a sweet face!