Monday, 22 June 2015

SOC Week 3 - Purple + Purple +Yellow

SOC Week 3
 
Purple + Purple + Yellow
 
Wonderful choice of colours this week I can wok with this!
 
This weeks project sticks to the theme I appear to have made for myself of dresses, however,  this week is more of a ball room/tango type dress with a tail that sweeps down and round the stand.
 
The photo hasn't quite picked up the colours and detail, I will try and rectify this in the next few days.
 

 
  I'm an early bird  this week, mainly because  the gas man was coming to check the boiler so I was up, girls packed  off to school, hoovering, tidying etc all done by 8 am.

I began by creating a base to start, again an 8" x 8" flat canvas  was used.
Texture paste was pushed  through a brick effect stencil directly onto the canvas followed by more texture paste  layered onto body forms which were cut and layered up, these were stuck onto the canvas and all was coated with a layer of white gesso.


The Canvas was then sprayed with two purples from Lindy's spray gang and a yellow from prima colour bloom.
When the yellow was sprayed it sort of repelled against the purples and left a mottled effect which I thought was quite nice. This was then stamped on to add interest.



At this point I became a little carried away and forgot to take pictures.  OOOP's.
 
Basically lots of little butterflies were die cut from white card then sprayed with the SOC Colours.
They were arranged on to the body form and stuck into position.
Black glass glitter was added to create a shadow effect.
Mini beads were also added to add interest to the piece.

Here are a few more photo's




Having time  still left before the girls returned home, I decided to have a go at painting a face.
Many people on SOC  have made such a fantastic job of drawing and producing brilliant pieces that I was inspired to give it a go and it's been absolutely ages since I last focused on just drawing facial features. (Okay , not exactly true, real life features but you get the gist).
 This was how it began, I stuck to the two purples and yellow used a touch of black and a tad of white.

 
This is how it turned out, it's been a few too many years since I last attempted a face, I'm rather happy with the end  result.
 

Here are a few more sketch's


 So, now I've bored you all silly hop on over to see more exciting  entries on the SOC 5 Challenge at twinkle twinkle like a star.

Thank you for taking time to have a look at my blog.

Sue X

 


41 comments:

  1. Wow.. you are so good with this MIXED MEDIA canvases... perfection again Sue!
    Your faces are also all super...the textured hair of this colored girl is lovely!
    I learned that the most important thing with faces is exercise exercise exercise..
    the more we draw them the better they get!
    oxo
    Susi

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  2. Your SOC piece is terrific with all the standout details, the textures and shadows.
    I do like the way you've used the butterflies, and the purples and yellows look just right.

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  3. Wonderful art- the colors have such a vintage feel!

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  4. Both show off your art talent in 2 different styles, great!

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  5. What a fantastic canvas! And those faces are superb.

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  6. Awesome work as ever lurve the faces 😃
    Happy craftin

    Rebecca

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  7. Absolutely beautiful work! I love your gorgeous faces so much! And your mixed media project using this week's SOC colors is so amazing and wonderful. Thank you for sharing the steps in your creative process! HUGS!!

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  8. Love your canvas! And what a beautiful faces, I especially like the two last ones.

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  9. Beautiful work for SOC, Valerie

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  10. Lovely canvas with lots of details. One can study this for a long timeand detect new things all the way.

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  11. awesome vintage... so much beautiful Detail! happy SOC!

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  12. What great pieces. I'd love to have a dress with a butterfly train - how fun!

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  13. I really like all the details....very nice..

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  14. I love the softness of your butterfly piece.

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  15. Your canvas is sooooo pretty, you have done a gorgeous job with this weeks colours :)

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  16. What a beautiful dress! Love your faces, too!
    God bless,
    Sherry

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  17. Your canvas looks amazing........so beautiful and the faces you have done are wonderful.

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  18. I was impressed when the yellow repelled the purple, but you didn't get mud. This is a gorgeous mixed media beauty. I adore it.

    Lovely faces, too. I can't draw, so I was totally impressed.

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  19. Utterly gorgeous thank you for sharing the process too - the finished items texture looks amazing!

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  20. Gorgeous canvas Sue... I love the body forms in the background with the texture paste... and beautiful with the glass glitter... your sketches are wonderful...

    Jenny X

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  21. Such great textures! (And it's really fun to see the process shots!)

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  22. Oh, this is indeed special! I love the vintage look --- wonderful!

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  23. I love the way you used butterflies on the dress! Great minds think alike!

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  24. you have NOT bored me-not one teeny bit Sue! Your entry is another gorgeous mixed media piece, and your portraits-oh my, they are so beautiful!!!

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  25. It looks like an high fashion dress, ready for the catwalk, Sue. Just beautiful!

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  26. Very nice faces! And super cure design!

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  27. LOVE your SOC dress!!
    Beautiful faces too.

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  28. always nice to see the step by step to a piece :)
    that is a lot of little butterfly to cut out, well done!

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  29. Expressive faces! I like all of them.

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  30. You did an amazing job! Love it, thank you! xo

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  31. Gosh! your drawing skills could never be boring! I love the purple purple yellow piece.

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  32. Love your dress art and the colours worked really well. I really love your faces. Thanks for visiting my blog Anita - Itsamistry Design Studio #82

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  33. I love, love, love your dress with all those gorgeous butterflies. Wow! And it certainly looks like you have a talent for faces too.

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  34. I love the texture you have in this, its lovely!

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