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

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China dolly painting is progressing.

First acrylic wash on canvas textured paper by Marcia Kuperbergpencil sketch of china dolly, preparatory to acrylic wash (Marcia Kuperberg)She's no longer just a pencil sketch. 

As of today she has the first tones and washes of acrylic paint on canvas paper. 

She's pretty wishy-washy at the moment but there's much more to do - including using oil pastel to bring out the canvas texture and pattern on her dress and bring her to life.

5 Comments to China dolly painting is progressing.:

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Gilda on 05 February 2013 10:31
It is interesting to see all your steps. I did not realise that so many layers can go into a painting.
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Marcia on 05 February 2013 22:46
Gilda, with a painting like this, using mixed media such as acrylic paint and oil pastel, I do develop it in layers or stages - always bearing in mind the final effect I'm after. With watercolour you have to start with very light transparent washes of colour and build up gradually as if you paint a section with colour that's too dark, it may be hard to lighten it if it's not what you want. Each type of painting has different demands - and not everyone works in the same way as I do. Nevertheless, I think it's useful for both artists and non artists to see how others work.

Rosalie Segal on 07 February 2013 16:47
I love the way we can keep up with how your paintings and ceramics/jewellery are progressing. But I hope she doesn't come to life too much and jump off the page.
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Marcia on 07 February 2013 23:57
I hope not! At the moment, poor dollies (and some earrings and pendants) are hanging in the mini kiln, having been glazed on both sides. I'll see the results tomorrow and post pictures of them.

Marcia on 07 February 2013 23:59
Just realised I got my dollies mixed up! You were referring to the painting and I was referring to my ceramic dollies. Too many dollies!

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