This lady was pretty much based on the SOC week 4 challenge - charcoal grey and pink. These are not colors I usually work in - I tend to go more with bright jewel tones. I wanted the background to have the pink - so I sprayed with Dylusions - I think it's called bubblegum. Since the collaged lady would be a kind of busy image - I wanted the rest of the background to be just the white of the paper. Then I drew the outline of the face and features and collaged old book pages (torn) over the background. The nose , eyes and lips were cut out of the text, a little larger than the sketch and then drawn and painted over. I used a little pink acrylic, some Titanium white and grey and black on the face. I also used some blues in the shadows (Pan Pastels). And here she is - The verse on the bottom is from 1Peter 5:7 - cast your cares upon him. I worry a lot more than I should - so this verse is very dear to my heart.
I am linking with this worried lady to Summer of Color (here), Paint Party Friday (here), and to Artist's Play Room (here). Please go and visit these sites to see the work of the wonderful artists who participate. Even better - submit your own art work - the online art community is so encouraging. I know I wouldn't have come as far as I have (with a lot more way to go) without that encouragement.
Thanks so much for visiting - have a blessed and art filled weekend.