Melancholy – portrait

Back in January when the hyporthyroidism was at it’s worst I was painting these little acrylic paintings on 6 by 6 inch pieces of board. This was a few weeks before I stopped drawing and painting all together. Last night, I dug a few of them out and began reworking, exploring and adding in some finer detail with ink and coloured pencils. Basically‚Ķ just playing to see what the effects of layering different media one on top of the other would end up looking like.

I think this is the first time that I’ve ever used coloured pencil over top of acrylic. I like the result but despise the inked in eyelashes on this sad man and am tempted to blacken them in forever!

Medium – Kroma Artist Acrylic, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor on Masonite board

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5 thoughts on “Melancholy – portrait

  1. Don’t blacken in the eyelashes! I quite like the looseness of them.

    I like the layered and overall spontaneous look of this piece. Kudos for trying something new.

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  3. How are you feeling now? Is your hypothyroidism getting better? I have read some of your past entries and it seems like maybe you have had it for a while.

    I never leave comments on people’s blogs as I prefer to be more of a voyeur, but your candor and humor are just so present in all of your entries. You are inspiring and can share with your words what many of us feel. Thank you.

  4. Tammy, I am feeling much better these days. The medication for the hypothyroidism is working very well. My energy levels and creativity is returning. Thank you for asking and for reading my blog :) Hope you are well these days too. Cheers!

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