Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lilac Allure

Lilac Allure

8x10 inches

Underpainted with acrylics, followed by oils on Gessobord


More experimenting with oils on Gessobord and as mentioned above, this time I underpainted with acrylics to speed up the process which seemed to work well. Without doubt drawing and painting eyes has always been my favourite subject - they are so emotive and tell their own story. I also find the human face a fascinating canvas in it's own right and have a string of ideas that I would like to paint, using faces, and in particular eyes as the initial focus.

13 comments:

sue said...

This is stunning Karen - love the reflected lilac tones on her skin

AutumnLeaves said...

Visually stunning and all of a sudden I have an idea for a painting myself! LOL Thanks Karen! by the way, my two little pieces arrived and they are amazing! I've framed them up and am going to give them to my new pending granddaughter at the baby shower next week!

Dors said...

Beautiful work Karen. Very expressive eyes and the fan brings out the lovely eye color.

Great job. Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for more paintings with eyes.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much ladies for all your wonderful feedback, which is always appreciated!!! Sherry, I'm so glad your artworks arrived safely and I hope your Granddaughter loves them. When you get a tick, would you mind popping over to Ebay and leaving some feedback for me :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Beautiful skin tones, Karen. Your work is amazing, no matter what medium you choose to use!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful piece! I also love "Garden Nymph".

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Barbara and hmuxo for your very kind comments!!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Very dramatic picture, the purples really shine.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Wendy - I appreciate that very much!!! :)

Artoholic said...

Elizabeth Taylor eat your heart out - those lilac eyes are awesome!

I'd love to see a collection of your Eyes all lined up - fantastic idea!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you heaps Cindy, although Eyes have had to go on the backburner, as a couple of much needed illo jobs have come in :)

art-Profiles said...

Wow lovely. love the reflected lilac tones on her skin. Your artwork is amazing.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Art Profiles for your very kind words - it is always wonderful to come across another blogger and art lover!!! :)