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Mixed media winter girl

Hey sweet creatives how goes things?
Rita Barakat here and  I was finally able to carve a little creative time
into my schedule this weekend- OK not really, but I did it anyways! 
The weather around here this week has been chilly (mornings in the 30's) so I was inspired
to make this mixed media winter girl painting. Of course today it was 87! But that's Texas!

She is one of four weather girls collection I have created.
Here are some pictures in progress...

 Drawing on Roc Lon drop cloth, I used gesso for a textured foundation.
 Adding color with Gelatos, water and a paint brush- sometimes a little more gesso.
 For small spaces, like eyes I like to use PITT Artist Pens and Aquarelles.
 I really loved the stark white contrast background so I decided to stay with it.
 After she was finished I went and added a bit  of blue on the top for the sky,
modeling paste for the snow trees background and Snow Tex for her faux fur hat!
*tip- for small specs of snow use the back of a paint brush or sharp white pencil dipped
in gesso to make small random dots. This is also great for eyes.
So how about you? Did you get any creative time for yourself his weekend?
Are you feeling winter weather where you are? Of course we don't have snow like this
where I live but that doesn't stop from creating mixed media winter girl paintings!
I hope I inspired you to create something today!
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wow! that's fantastic!

Rita Barakat

Thank you Shipla!

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