Spring is Blooming Girl

It’s been a particularly cold and wet Winter here in Phoenix this year.  Which is actually a welcomed change for me.  I’ve been thinking of how much this rain will help my garden when it starts to bloom in the Spring.  So, the timing is perfect for me to finish up my next commissioned piece in a series of Seasons.  This Spring is Blooming Girl will be on her way to her new home soon, but let’s take a look at her creation…

Spring is Blooming Girl original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

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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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