Hello, Glitter Tribe! We Swoon today! I love this feature on my blog because I get to see what you’ve all been up to throughout the week! It works like this: create a blog post about something shiny that you did this week, be that a piece of art, a journal spread, something you wrote, an epiphany you had, a photograph you took – anything that makes you swell with pride. Pop the link in the Mister Linky below and we will all come visit. You can do some visiting, too, and get a gorgeous eyeful of what other people are swooning over! Fun, right?

My Shiny!

This week’s edition of Swoon was an easy pick for me. I worked on a composed painting of Demeter for Moonshine this week and I really loved the way she turned out. This painting is a ‘paint over collage’ that started with a black and white profile portrait. Her hair is made with paper napkins, crinkled up and glued down with satin varnish. Her face is mostly acrylics with a bit of Prismacolor pencil thrown in.

Here she is:

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First, texture porn! This texture was achieved by crumpling up the tissue napkins, gluing them down in an overlapping manner, and then brayering over them with a layer of Golden fluid acrylics in Fine Gold. 1380034_587293431319938_1526755472_n

That glow you see on her cheeks and around her profile is the same Fine Gold paint that was used to achieve the shiny detail in her hair.

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The shading that formed her cheek and jaw line was done with Prismacolor pencil in Black Raspberry, which I scrubbed out with a wet brush. The shading around her face and hair was done with a generous application of woodless charcoal, which I blended out with a tortillion (or blending stump).

I’m really pleased with her.

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