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Friday, June 20, 2014

☆ Tea-Cup Pirate [part Deux]

June 2014 - Week 25

So last week, I showed you some in progress shots of the 'Tea-cup Pirate' painting I am working on + asked for some advise here + over on face book about what colour hair to go for.

I had some awesome suggestions + am probably going to steal those ideas for other paintings, but a couple of people suggested red, and my instinct was all like 'absolutely red, red is perfect for her' so I decided to go for it.

I decided to do a water colour wash first, I decided that if my intuition was wrong, I could alway paint it black later....

But in the end I loved it so, I started with the acrylic. I used a mixture of Heritage Red (matisse brand), Jo Sonja's Titanuim White + Yellow Deep and Golden Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Turquoise. (that and goldens Teal are my favourite, FAVOURITE colours just now!) And some black paint - I am not sure which brand I used, but since I always use black you can be assured it was in there...

And this was where I left her on Saturday night, after my big painting session. I was surprised, that once I was in the zone, I spent about three hours doing her hair. 

Last night I picked up again, having mulled over the tea cup + back ground a bit...

And I have to say I didn't get very far...

Feral children a cold studio, general tiredness, and I packed up early instead of finishing it like I thought.

So I have another question for you all, the background - should I do a soft grey or match the colours with the cup?  I was just going for a soft grey, but now I am thinking other wise. 

What do you think?

Have a great week end 

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  1. I like her.
    I have started a new meme, Feline Art Friday, you are invited to share your work there:

  2. She is so gorgeous! I'm loving how she pops off the page... I'd try the light grey you are always so right on with your colours...why doubt yourself now!!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. I think she is stunning with that red hair!!

  4. I think she is so very good! Love your style.

  5. Kirstin, this is so beautiful! I love the enriched look of the hair.

  6. Nicole/BeadwrightJune 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Kristin SHE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love her eye patch very well done, her hair is awesome and well all of her is fabulous!!


  7. Kirstin - the red hair is perfect!! She is gorgeous - can't wait to see more - light grey sounds great for the background to me!

  8. She is a beauty!! Love how she just pops off the page - and that hair is glorious!! You have absolutely brought her to life! I actually like the background in white! Happy PPF!

  9. Oh, I love this so much...and being a redhead who loves tea it has an extra special place in my heart! ;)


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