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Monday, July 27, 2009

Mermaid ACEO painting


So I sat down tonight to paint a lovely, tasteful female nude ACEO in watercolor and something quite unexpected happened. 

...it all started with a not-very-diluted wash of Quinacridone Burnt Orange on the back of the thighs...

before I knew what was happening, I somehow ended up painting scales and a tailfin on my model!

Does this ever happen to you? 

6 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

She's great Christy! Great use of that orange.... i have it but i never break it out.... maybe i should.

Christy DeKoning said...

thanks Manon - i love QBO, and use it with my portraits a lot. Very versatile, and it will also warm up Alizarin Crimson nicely without losing any transparency.

Kim said...

lovely Christy..
what a delightful painting and composition :)
hard to imagine this beauty with legs :)

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow I don't remember seeing this one before, she is beautiful!

Christy DeKoning said...

thank you Pam!
she's sold, off on a journey around the world somewhere...
but I should list a print of her in my shop.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Your welcome! Congrats!