Another whimsical girl, this time a ballerina on a tightrope. I was definitely feeling a little intimidated before starting this lesson, oh my goodness. Anyway, I decided to jump right in and start with what I was already confident doing - the collage background.
I used scrapbook paper off-cuts and washi tape, plus I coloured and stamped some plain tissue paper and added a small piece of printed music. Further colour was added using water soluble crayons and then toned down with gesso. I sketched in the ballerina and then using some of the techniques already taught us by Tamara I started layering paint for the body and then the dress.
This project was presented by Patti Ballard who provided a quick video showing how to create this delightful girl on a wire. Although there were no detailed instructions, by stopping and starting the video it was easy enough to re-create her.
Since finishing her I have painted another one on a block canvas with lacy paper for the background - very happy with how she is progressing. I still have a long way to go before I find my own style for creating these wee ones but it is a fun journey and I am learning every day.