Thursday, January 22, 2009

Folk Art Fairy

Another little folk art fairy. She is only 6 1/2 inches. I love doing these because of the primitive type sculpting. They really come to life because of the painting. It is hard to paint something so small. I will get the hang of it before long. I have decided if I can paint a little rose on a tiny button. I can paint a face the size of a quarter. I laugh as I say that, because my eyes are not what they used to be. Every work area I have has a magnifying light. I never had this problem until I turned forty. I did use a liner brush for most of her features, but I think I still need to go to a smaller brush than what I am used to for a little finer detail. Live and learn!





7 comments:

pinkglitterfae January 22, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

Kim what a beautiful fairy, I adore her!!
what is it about turning 40? I now am having a harder time painting tiny details, it just crept up on me!

Sue January 22, 2009 at 3:32 PM  

Kim, she is wonderful! Very ethereal and dreamlike. You did a fantastic job painting her.

I so hear you on the eye thing. I'm afraid that it is time for me to get those
bifocals. urghhh!

*smiles*

Sue

Susan January 22, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

Very sweet fairy. I am the worst at painting faces, I usually end up applying the paint with a sharpened pencil of the same color, instead of a brush. Helps me some, but I need lots more practice. Take care.

Kaerie Faerie January 22, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

Your little fairy is fabulous, your so hard on yourself, your work is amazing, all of it! I'm so glad I met you, and the blog thing is so much fun. Thank you so much
Karey

jonaks January 22, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

she is so beautiful! i loved reading your blog and seeing beautiful creations!

purplepaint January 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

Kim - I love your blog! Your work is fabulous and so full of creativity. I'm adding you to my faves. Marva

purplepaint January 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

Kim - I love your blog! Your work is fabulous and so full of creativity. I'm adding you to my faves. Marva