Wednesday, January 28, 2009

valentine painting - Promise Me the Moon

Promise Me the Moon......aceo size (3.5" x 2.5")
There has been a lot of talk lately of using a combination of mediums so I decided to give it a whirl. I went out of my comfort zone (although not completely) and used coloured pencil for the hands using a technique of using complimentary colours for the undertone to give depth. The hands were first a combination of turqoise and lavendar. I then did them in peaches and pinks. I think it adds a lot of depth. The background is done in acrylics.

You can find this painting listed on Ebay here.


Crafty Sue said...

Oh... this is so nice!
It would be so nice on a card for Valentines Day.
Leola, do you ever rest???
You are very much like my daughter, she paints too and she's always with paint brush in hand.

DEB said...

Oooh-la-la Leola! This is beautiful! It's fun to play with new techniques, isn't it?!

artbylmr said...

really creative subject. The hands look great!

Pencil Sanity said...

This turned out very nice. I often admire some of the work artists produce using the mixed media. One of these days I will have to give it a try.