Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Amazing Miss M

This portrait is of Bette Middler and as I am a fan of hers, I looked forward to creating it. Bette and Liza Minelli are going to live on the "Diva Wall" of Jo Cochrane, whose portrait gave me my first art award.

Jo is a very talented singer, and I would highly recommend going to her Reverbnation site and listening to her singing the blues.

Here is a close-up of Bette's lovely curly hair. There as 8 layers in her hair and face.

I am finding that with adult faces I can use the black canvas as part of the shadows, building around that with the coloured cardstock.

I have been amazed at the colours and tones in a face - I just wish my camera could reflect them a little more accurately!

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