Acrylic Painted Girlie Face on Canvas

Today I wanted to share with you a little girlie face I created on a 4×4 canvas.  I have been trying to challenge myself more, and create the type of art I find enjoyable.  I love little girl faces, and have sketched them in my art journal for quite some time.  I usually do them in graphite pencil, colored pencils (my favorite method), and I have even done a few in pastels.  I often cut them out and collage them onto an acrylic painted background, but rarely do I paint them directly onto the background.  I know, I have been taking the easy, safe way out.  In my effort to challenge myself, and remembering I have a bucket of gesso on standby, I created a background using acrylic paint and Tropical Gelatos, then painted the girl directly onto it with acrylic craft paint.  The craft paint did not have good coverage, but I made it work.  I can definitely see the benefit to investing in good quality Golden paints for faces on painted backgrounds.  You can probably guess where my next trip will be :)

She is not perfect, and I know I could use more practice to get her just right, but overall I am pleased with my first attempt.  And, it wasn’t half as scary as I thought :)

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