(it reads “she always knew she was strong.”)
i’m feeling a bit sassy and experimental and this is how it played out – in a painting that feels like a major departure for me, but i also really love it. i’ve long been a fan of faber castell pitt pens
, but i’ve never tried doing an entire face with them, so i decided to give it a try with their fat skin tone pens/markers
, and i’m so loving them! super easy to blend, both on the gesso board and the clay board. speaking of clayboard
, i’ve never painted on it before and i’m loving that stuff, too. super smooth – the paint (and pens) go on it like butter. what else? the hair. i really loved the lines drawn in the piece
that mati and i did together and wanted to pull that in a bit on this one, but still with the cute up-do that i love so much. also, still loving claudine’s paints
and colors. i’ve barely used my stash of golden paint since discovering her line. and i’m trying to incorporate a bit more handwriting these days, too. oh yes, and it was fun to play with painting flat, but i’ll admit it took most of my might not to slap on a bit of collage or whip out the brayer or messy it up a bit with texture. but still, i love it. i really do.
i’m keeping this one for myself (to go on the wall
), but i’ll have a couple similar ones for tomorrow’s online sale (thursday, 10am PST. 19 original paintings. in my etsy shop. a sale.).
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!
Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.
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