Friday, February 20, 2009


Well this is what I have been working on - still unfinished. I am still working through techniques in "Taking Flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts (I love her book). I have named the piece "Unburdened". I will share the inspiration behind the piece with its final unveiling (when it's finished).

I am working on my abilty to create depth in my backgrounds. I painted the 12x24 canvas with Golden Black Gesso. Next some Golden Molding Paste to create some texture (I need to be a bit bolder in the use of my molding pastes…next time). I then added some Golden Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold. I allowed to dry completely between each application. Then I covered everything in a wash of Golden Titan Buff, then blotted it here and there with a paper towel.
I stared at it for a day until I saw a face. I filled in the face area with Titanium White, Iron Oxide and a bit of Titan Buff. The back of her head disappears into the canvas. My intent is to lift a face from the filled in area by adding shadows and highlights.

You can see I have added the mouth and some shadows and highlights. I also added arms and a heart with wings...waiting for shadows and highlights.

Stay creative!



Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh Lezlei, I am sooooooo loving this piece you are creating! I can hardly wait for it to be completed. Will you be putting it in your etsy shop for sale????

HeArt Collective said...

its coming right along! love the layering AND the imagery you're working with here.

thanks for coming by my blog. i wish you were closer too, but stay tuned i'm going to be posting more tutorials like my altered dominoes tutorial... that may be helpful in the soldering world...

happy monday, lady!

Linda said...

Hello Lezlei...its good to meet you. Thank you for leaving us a message - hope you decide to join in with our challenges.
I also have Kelly Rae's wonderful book; looks like you are finding it very inspiring!
Best wishes
Linda ABAA

Chicken Lips said...

Hi Lezlei - thanks for stopping by my blog. To answer your question...yes, my pieces are primarily Paperclay. This piece you're working on is going to be fantastic!