Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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Final alterations to Japanese Lady

Earlier image of Japanese Lady: her hands need correction. Final Japanese Lady - hands now better formed.Here she is (right image) with hands that look more natural. You can now see what her left hand is doing if you enlarge: pinching the fabric of her robe between thumb and finger. The grey colour in the background on the right looked a bit dirty, so I've added more blue and mauve to enrich it. 

Initial pencil sketch of still life doll prior to painting.Also, today in my art group, I began the initial pencil sketch of a still life of a china doll.

I took a photo of the doll on my iPhone to continue work at home. The plan is to use the same techniques and media as for Japanese Lady i.e. acrylic paint (in water-colour transparent mode) on canvas textured acrylic paper. Oil pastel touches on top of the paint bring out the texture of the canvas paper. The painting can be done in layers: it's effective to use transparent tones of acrylic on top of the pastel (as well as pastel on top of acrylic), so that the canvas grain remains visible.

4 Comments to Final alterations to Japanese Lady:

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Gina on 29 January 2013 01:34
I think that she looks really really beautiful. And I can't wait to see China Dolly take shape. This is so wonderful seeing you at work!
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Marcia on 29 January 2013 18:47
So glad you like her - and that you like watching the step-by-step creation process. I'll keep on bloggin'!

Gilda on 29 January 2013 22:12
What a lovely doll! Is she yours or is she a model from your class? I can really see her outline in your sketch. It will be lovely when you finish it. I can see you are having such a wonderful creative time in your retirement. Ideal!
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Marcia on 29 January 2013 23:19
No, she's not mine. She is part of a still life subject for the art group. Yes, Gil, I do love these creative groups - I always work better with others around me. So glad that you are reading these blogs!

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