May 14, 2012

Gesso to the Rescue

this is a face that i began the end of April
i drew it with inktense pencils and took a brush with gesso to the pencil 
to turn it to paint

something that was wonderful:
her eye, the one to the left was seriously wonky
so i covered it with gesso
sketched it new
and i feel better about it

it is a good experience to simply paint over something and give it another go
very freeing

thank you for your visits.... 
each and every one

face 12 
29 Faces


  1. A wonderful work! And I love her brown hair! I am glad for having found the gesso! I too have made corrections like that, and it's fun to experience with gesso I think :)

  2. It's always fun to experiment and discover new things you can accomplish with a medium. Horray for Mr. Gesso for saving this lovely blue lady! :))

  3. Good old gesso, what a hero to save a damsel in distress. I know hes always been there to resue my ladies too(and hes resued a few now!).
    Beautiful outcome though, something about that blue.

  4. Anonymous5/14/2012

    A blue face ... like the sky.
    The hair and the earth ...

  5. Anonymous5/14/2012

    Great work, and good job on fixing the eye ;)
    Always a good feeling to have one piece done.
    Have a lovely day!


  6. I love that you experiment and you do not give up. It ends up being a fun experience and anothet delightful face.

  7. She is beautiful Tammie... something so strong about her... and love her coloring...

    Jenny s

  8. Beautiful!! I've never tried painting these pencils with gesso--and I love this look--I'm going to try this--thanks for sharing!

  9. I couldn't tell that you redid the eye, looks good to me. I'm liking your 29 faces project.

    hope you have a sweet spring.

  10. I love using those Inktense pencils the colours are so very bright and cover well don't they? It's a brave thing to redo parts of a painting but so very satisfying when it turns out better! :)
    Jess xx

  11. I like her eyes... xxxx

  12. Wonderful and exotic.
    Gesso is my best friend. LOL
    Lesley ♥

  13. Anonymous6/05/2012

    again i absolutely love the colours you've used. she has the gentle presence of a healer :)


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