Saturday, November 15, 2008

Painting Russian Dolls 2

Some of my family as Russian Dolls, Vivien Blackburn

Not 'Fine' art but fun! here is the progress with painting the Russian Dolls - I've now nearly finished the one of my daughter.

I am going to need to add a little white in the eyes and on the cat on this so will use acrylic.

I let the lines get a bit too heavy on the hair :>( - to leave or to paint in white acrylic to regain the light and then recolour? not sure yet as I think that might jar and not fit in.


Back to 'real' painting soon!

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8 comments:

my croft said...

could you carve into the wood to make the lines thinner?

these are so charming.

vivien said...

I could possibly sand it - but it might make the colours turn into mud!

thanks :>)

Anita said...

I like the hair lines - I think thinner would have looked a little meaningless. These are such fun!!

dinahmow said...

Looking lovely!And that cat-what a personality puss!

Julie said...

I think these are beautiful 'as is'. What a wonderful idea, I'm sure your family will love them.

vivien said...

Anita, Dinah, Julie - thanks :>)

personality-puss was inherited when they bought their house - a terrified little soul who wouldn't come in at first (had been fed and looked after by previous residents but never came in as they had 2 cats of their own) but now makes her demands known loudly and climbs on my daughter's knee if she as much as stoops down to pick something up!

annie said...

I like the hair lines, too. The dolls are charming. And Personality-Puss in the the doll's arms looks as if she has graduated from a frightened little cat to one who is able to take care of her life, now.

Jeanette said...

These are truly whimsical and a lovely thing to both create and to own. I'd love to see you do more of these. They have such appeal.