Happy Labor Day!

Today is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. I would like to take a moment to thank all of the people who work so hard to contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  

Today I worked…on a painting!  Here’s my 2nd face of the month.  (click on image to enlarge)


I started this face with one of Jane Davenport’s stencils from Artist Cellar.  I want to thank my friend, Cary Cutler Scholes, for her advice on skin tone base.  She starts with Acryla Designer Guoache in Flesh.  Then adds a little gesso and water until happy with the color.  Every little tidbit helps!  Where would I be without my friends?  I added just the tiniest bit of Quinacridone Magenta Fluid Acrylic to make the blush color.  I wasn’t feeling brave enough today to try to shade the face much more than that.

So there you have it.  A tribute to the laborers of our country and my second face.  It works for me!


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karla Bardanza
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 17:54:24

    She’s adorable!


  2. sweetredclover
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 17:57:44

    She is GORGEOUS! I love the sweet cheeks, and fantabulous job on her eyebrows! You got them just right…mine are always lopsided! I think she’s perfect!

    One of my (other) friends had a great suggestion about practicing shading, which is to draw a face you’re happy with and then make photocopies of it…then you can practice, but don’t ‘ruin’ your original awesome face by messing up the shading! It’s infinite do-overs! I can’t say I do that…because I would get bored (and distracted by shiny things), but I still thought it was a really good idea!

    Love you my squishy face! ❤ ❤ ❤


    • Raine
      Sep 02, 2013 @ 18:32:30

      Thanks, Sweets!
      I LOVE your enthusiam! (I DO have a squishy face…it’s very cute… 😉 )
      The reason her eyebrows (and other features) are perfect is because, I cannot tell a lie, I used one of Jane Davenport’s face stencils! Granted, I had to fill it in on my own but that’s why the eyebrows aren’t wonky!
      I actually have a face to practice shading on. It was include in my FACEcinating Girls class. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m a bit of a procrastinator. Aren’t ya shocked!?!?!?!?
      Love you, too! ❤ ❤ ❤


  3. Anne
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 02:05:29

    Such a sweet face. Beautiful eyes.


  4. Michelle LaPoint Rydell
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 02:27:43

    She is gorgeous Raine!


  5. Uuna
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 09:55:59

    Lovely girl! You have painted her so frech skin and all the painting has clear and beautiful colors.


  6. Faye
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 13:45:59

    She has such a sweet innocence. So beautiful. Maybe your style doesn’t mean more shading.


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