Created by: June Malone
Project

Girl #AboutFace

What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. The darkest colour, blue, was painted first and when completely dry, lighter, transparent colours were glazed over. Is the piece for sale? No

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Project Description

What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. The darkest colour, blue, was painted first and when completely dry, lighter, transparent colours were glazed over. Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with June Malone

rosemarysmith02 asked:
Awesome. The detail and colouring are amazing!
June Malone answered:
Too kind! Tried only using three primary colours but the scan isn' accurate so the blue looks grey.
triplep220 asked:
I really like the hair on the side of her head. Really nice depth there.
June Malone answered:
Why thank you!
Bonnie Bucqueroux asked:
Love this
June Malone answered:
Thank you Bonnie - I really appreciate you taking the trouble to comment.
Thom -VA asked:
Nice use of colors to highlight features. Did you use jus one color as a base color or several in different locations?
June Malone answered:
Hi Thom -VA - I appreciate your interest. It was a long time ago and one of my first attempts. Working from a photograph, dark blue was used first for the darker tones. When this was dry, a watery, transparent yellow was used, going over some of the blue - then finally a red. For both the yellow and the red, I first dampened the areas with a slightly wet brush, this made sure that there were no hard lines. I just painted what I saw in the photo. The scan of the original painting doesn't really show the true colours, especially as the blue looks kind of grey here.

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