Ive been working on this canvas all day today and i think i've ruined it
heres the story lol
I found the picture of this lady and i really liked her face, i CANNOT draw so i thought i would try to do a mixed media canvas with her as the focal point
I wish i had have taken more step by step photo's but ive been totally engrossed and then stressed and then calm and then stressed again, lol
This is the background i started with, using acrylic paints in Burnt Umber, Orange Yellow, Yellow Ochre and Titanium White, i used a credit card to apply the paint and after playing around with it for a while i was quite liking it, i've never used the card before and i did enjoy that.
So anyway then i went all day with playing around and ended up with this, but before this, i cut her face out , without her headdress, as i just liked her face, then i layed some netting over it and dry brushed her hair on through the netting, i was still liking it at that stage lol Then i started added words and writing and thats when it went haywire, so i ripped them all off and started again, also as i was already making some silk paper i thought for texture i would add that at the bottom while it was still wet and play around a bit, I got stressed again i almost painted right over her face but thought better of it so scrapped some of it off, i kinda like whats there now bit but i really dont know what to do with the rest, not sure i like the silk paper on there and i'm basically stuck, up on the right hand side it looks like some sort of lizard or worm ready to strike lol and yet its only paper !!
should i just forget about this and start a whole new one or does anyone think this is salvageable ????
Its night time here and i'm not good with night pics sorry
So i sat it on my knee to try to take the gleam out
I was really going for texture mainly and i'm dissapointed that i think i might have to toss it. Being a learner in mixed media is quite frustrating as everything i try to learn is on-line due to , work, family,location. I would really appreciate any help i can get and if i do have to let it go then i'll miss her face lol