Garden Fairy Mixed Media Canvas

For the past week I’ve been working on this original mixed media canvas titled, Garden Fairy.  It’s a larger piece at 16″ x 20″ and I created it with the intent of submitting it for a juried gallery show with the theme, Once Upon A Time.

Garden Fairy C_Whitehead

I had been practicing my faces quite a bit and also purchased Jane Davenport’s book Beautiful Faces, which really helped me a lot!  I actually changed the face and hair after studying her book.  I used Americana Acrylics, Media Line Fluid Acrylics, Media Line MistersAndy Skinner Stencils, Silk Glaze paints, and graphite pencils.



So I’ll know in a couple of weeks of my canvas has been accepted to the gallery showing.  I was definitely nervous in submitting my work, but sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and take a chance.

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Girl in the Wind – Art Journal Page

Today I’m sharing with you an art journal page showcasing two things that I’ve been wanting to try for quite a while;  Dina Wakley paints and Jane Davenport’s Jane Girls stencils.  One of my goals for this year was to start painting girl’s faces.  I don’t consider myself a natural portrait artist, but when I saw these stencils I knew that they would give me a good start on creating a girl.
Face art journal page with Dina Wakley paints and Jane Davenport stencil by Carmen Whitehead Designs


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