View Full Version : Ghostly face - mixed media

07-17-2013, 03:50 PM
Some time ago I experimented with combining certain media. The one I liked the best was this marriage between red chalk and watercolour on cotton paper.
I'd like to hear your opinion? :)


07-17-2013, 04:12 PM
I love the contrast between the watercolor and chalk. How big is it?

07-17-2013, 04:17 PM
I love the contrast between the watercolor and chalk. How big is it?

About 25x35 cm. Not sure what that would be in inches. I can measure it more precisely tomorrow if you're interested. :)

07-17-2013, 05:12 PM
That's like 10 x 14, a little bit smaller. I love the way the chalk granulates and settles. Nice!

07-17-2013, 09:24 PM
very striking. The 'eyes' seem to be looking up at something.

Pleading, beseeching, not quite sure, but it seems inspirational to me.

I really like this effect.

most excellent painting dude

thanks for sharing this with us


07-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Wow, this is wonderful. I love the idea of chalk and watercolors. The colors here are great, and the red chalk works so well. That said, this one gives me the creeps :). Yet I feel sadness in there as well...

07-18-2013, 02:09 PM
You have a superb way with expressions of emotion.

07-18-2013, 02:26 PM
Super cheers, all of you. :)
Yes, I can't help but include emotions in my works. Sometimes I go overboard, but lately I have worked on limiting that tendency. Often subtlety is more powerful than the overwrought effect.
Thanx for your kind comments. :)

07-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Terrific! Love the way the two media combine. Great image, too.

07-26-2013, 04:05 PM
I love this. One of my favorites on WC. It has inspired me a little :-)

07-27-2013, 01:20 AM
Thank you Trufflecat and Joe. I'm so grateful that you made time to swing by and have a look. :) Always happy to be of inspiration, Joe.