This painting started as an abstract intuitive background that I created back in January. I had no idea what to do with it until last week. I started thinking about how all of the diamonds could be stars. I kept getting images of a woman in profile. She's a star faery. She lives high in the sky where she is constantly bathed in moonlight and starlight. Star faeries are nocturnal. The starlight sustains them. They are a proud and honorable people, but they're reclusive. I feel like I captured the essence of a star faery in this painting. It was a little difficult for me, since I'm not used to painting side view portraits. I really like how she turned out.
I used these media on this painting:
1. Acrylic paint (Golden/Dina Wakley/Jacquard Lumiere),
2. Faber-Castell Pitt marker in warm grey 4,
3. Winsor and Newton Hard Vine Charcoal,
4. Colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier/Faber-Castell Polychromos),
5. Caran d'ache Neocolor 2s, and
6. Sakura gelly roll pen in white.
Stay tuned for more posts this week!