Thursday, 12 June 2014

Feathers


At the end of my last post I gave you a little taster of what I was going to be working on next. It's a bit different to the sketch but the composition's still quite similar. 
It had a bit of a disaster towards the end of the painting because I had the bright idea of adding more detail to the background. I wanted to save the areas where I'd painted the feathers and the girl's face so I coated them in masking fluid so that they wouldn't get splashed with paint.
Big mistake!
When I tried to remove the masking, half the girl's face came off and so did one of the feathers! Luckily I was painting on very thick 300gsm watercolour paper so after my initial panic I discovered that it was tough enough to lose a thin top layer in a few places! 



It's all fine and dandy now because I repainted them and here below you can see the final piece.


She's now sitting in my Etsy shop waiting and ready to go to a new home. :) Please click here to see. xx

7 comments:

Paper rainbow said...

wow this is a sparkling piece of magic! I love that cobalt sky and those feathers are so stylishly drawn, particularly like the detail in her clothes, the lacy sleeves are fabulous.

Jean Berryessa said...

Very pretty. Love the colors you chose. Her eyes are amazing.

Merlesworld said...

Do you sell much, I often wondered how to sell on the net, have you any advice.
Merle.............

denthe said...

This is beautiful. I love the delicate feathers, and the way you dressed her. Wonderful work!

Tammie Lee said...

such a magical piece Jess! Your heart must have sunk with that masking fluid experience! Really love this!

Martina said...

Sometimes, mistakes like this lead to the best paintings - thaT#s my experience! And this one is so dreamy and pretty!

Karen Fields said...

Gorgeous, Jess! I love the details in your artwork. The arm sleeves are precious! Her expression is beautiful. :)