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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shining a Little Light on Things....

Yesterday I worked on "Mystique" a little bit more. And I kept looking at her and thinking she reminded me of someone. It just kept bugging me until this morning the light bulb came on....she looks a little like Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) on The Good Wife. Anyway, here's how she looks now....



I used my Portfolio oil pastels to do the shading and add some rosiness to her cheeks.



I decided to go ahead and glue down the circles along the side and I added another layer to them. I'm very happy with how this turned out. There are things I would change but I'm not going to stress over them.

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And I even got caught up on my art journal pages for NaNoJouMo. Here is the one for the 14th - the word was portray....



Imagine that! I did a page using purple!! Can you believe it??

And here's the page for the 15th - the word was luminous....



I used black gesso for the background, then drew my lantern with a silver Sharpie. I put zinc white on the glass panels and then added a translucent yellow to give a glow of a light.....printed out the quote and I was finished! I could have used this page for the word essence, too!

Today's word is divinity and I have most of it done but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see it!

12 comments:

  1. Janet;
    You're so right! She really does look like Kalinda. I love that show! We don't have cable tv but I watch it online sometimes! Really nice pages.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Janet - I think she's BEAUTIFUL!!! As are your pages... I adore the world "luminous". I don't know why...
    it just kind of rolls off the tongue. LOL

    I love coming over here to visit you.

    ;-D robelyn

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  3. I've been learning from your site.I like those u-tube classes you shared.Maybe I am an artist,but it's a secret I won't share with very many people,almost no one.In fact,thats the first time I've said it.You encourage me.

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  4. Love the circles a lot -- looking at her before and after you really see the growth. She's lovely!

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  5. janet - youre lady is truly beautiful she reminds me of an aztec princess or something cant quite put my finger on it... but I think she is one of your best!

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  6. just love all that you've been up to! beautiful work, as always!

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  7. She is gorgeous! How wonderful that you can see a resemblance in someone and then bring that out! You're a true artist! ♥

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  8. Black gesso? Wow never heard of it before! Very cool...yes your mystique does resemble Kalinda....love that show!

    Glad to see you are back in action!!
    Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. She is GORGEOUS! I just love the bright bold colours, and those circles and her necklace!!! Well everything! heheheh, i think she's beautiful and those oil pastels are just so vibrant!

    Beautiful piece!

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  10. Cool cool cool Janet! Your woman certainly does resemble Kalinda. She's beautiful. I love your image for luminous as well. I guess it's my fondness of lanterns that causes this image to resonate with me.

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  11. Mystique is gorgeous! I'm very much into circles too, so it makes her even more wonderful for me.

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  12. Yes Janet, she does look like Kalinda. One of my favourite shows. She is beautiful.
    Your pages are fantastic and fancy you doing a page in purple :)
    Love your lantern too
    Lee:)

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