Mixed Bag of Paintings Jan 2018

Wow, where did January go? I have been painting almost daily and doing some larger works too and revisiting Encaustics! Watercolor is where I began and I go back to it like seeing an old friend…so January was full of those. I especially love using a Stabilo pencil with water – magic happens!! Below are just a few of my works for January which can be found in my ETSY store.

While sketching, I pushed myself to draw outside the “perfect” features of a woman’s face. To tell the whole truth, I was actually was getting tired of doing “perfect”. So, I elongated this woman’s nose quite a bit and made her eyes more expressive. Look at that mole! I loved her in the sketch, so decided to make a large, 18×24 canvas of her …mostly so I could go crazy with color! And I did.

I started “Annabelle” with ephemera papers, adding marks and color. I sketched her on the canvas and played with some color leaving her to dry while I went out to eat. We chose a Chinese restaurant which was auspicious as I received a wonderful fortune and couldn’t resist adding that to her background the next day. The fortune says “We can not change the wind, but we can adjust the sails”. Since I had originally adjusted her from a “perfect” face, I felt the sentiment belonged to this portrait. As a last bit of excitement, I added some transparent oil over her background and complexion. What a wonderful way to make her skin look like antique porcelain. The transparent oils really add a deep, saturated color and also added a vintage feel overall. I will use this technique again!

So here’s a few of the many artworks made for Jan 2018. You can see everything new in my ETSY store:

Annabelle – Click to purchase in ETSY

Casey – Click to purchase in ETSY

Flowers in Her Hair 2 – Click to purchase in ETSY

Botanical Iris – Encaustic – Click to purchase in ETSY

Friends – Click to purchase on ETSY

 

2 comments

  1. Dennis Rudek says:

    Sorry, I love your work but am afraid to purchase without knowing the price.

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    • Lynne Furrer says:

      Hi Dennis, so glad you stopped by and want to purchase. If you CLICK the IMAGE, you will be taken to ETSY to see the price and size and more details. IF you want to purchase, you can do it from ETSY, OR you can just email/message me the title of the artwork and we’ll arrange something thru paypal or check. You have my info on facebook. or use my email (link on this site). thanks!!

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