|Kelly mixed media 10" x 13"on watercolor paper|
It's time for Kelly Berkey's Weekly Sketch Challenge. Kelly posted another ballet pose on her blog for anyone wanting to sketch or paint her. This week, I decided to do this painting as a mixed media piece. I've admired artists who mix painting and papers with their figure work and always wanted to try it. I used papers, stamps, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, and gesso. It took a lot longer to do than just paint, because I had to invent the background and not just paint it. You see I can't get away from opera pink and cerulean blue.
I really enjoyed the challenge. You can see the original photo here.