Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mixed Media Portrait Paintings with Lisa Novogrodski


Bloom Girl “Sharon” Stencil

Bloom Girl “Free Spirit” Stencil

Color Bloom- Soft Teal

Color Bloom- Gold Foil

Prima Stamps- Stitch Stamps Circles


Hi Everyone! It’s Lisa Novogrodski  

here  again to share my final guest design project with you. I am sharing two portrait paintings I created with the Sharon and Free Spirit stencils! I’ve had a wonderful time creating with the Bloom Girls and want to thank Jamie for having me as her guest this month!



My first drawing was done with the Sharon stencil. I used only her face outlined in graphite and then enhanced with it for shading. I painted with acrylics and Caron D’ache water soluble crayons for detailing and the main coloring and shading of her face. The background was done with a mix of misting, a little bit of stencils and ink and some random stamping. Both of my projects were created on water color paper.





My second drawing was done with both the Sharon and Free Spirit stencils. I drew my face using Sharon stencil so it was still front facing but slightly tilted. I used the hair but selected the lines from the stencil I wanted to use to form a hairstyle that suited my needs. I slipped in some feathers from the Free Spirit stencil. I enjoy working with graphite and like to mix it in with my painting. I kept the feathers in the graphite and smudged them slightly. The rest of the piece was again colored with Caron D’ache water soluble crayons. I splattered some mists and did some random stamping but kept it subtle.

I used a mixed media background tearing up book pages and adhered them with gel medium. Finally I subtly stenciled with some modeling paste for more texture.