Portrait With Fanciful Headpiece

scan0191Portraits with fantastical hats and headpieces still intrigue me. This one was cut from a fanciful chandelier in a decor magazine and I added ivory tulle on the sides and the gold feather flourish. By the way, I was perusing a Veranda magazine yesterday and saw a little watercolor I liked by Harrison Howard. I went to http://www.harrisonhoward.com and enjoyed his gallery of paintings. He does these whimsical garden scenes with flowers as ladies–the blooms being on their heads. And a couple of portraits have whole bouquets on top. Light, delicate, colorful pictures, quite enchanting. Time to start cutting out flowers…

Veiled Portrait With Bird

scan0196She’s medieval looking, don’t you think? I saw that jeweled bracelet in a mag and knew it would be a great headdress. The background is gold metallic crayon dotted on the paper and then a grey wash over it. I’d like that as wallpaper. Think how long that would take and how many crayons worn down to little nubbins! I miss drawing my kitschy ashtrays, funky vases and vintage dolls, etc. But the portraits are a lot of fun. Probably more enjoyable to view too. By the way, a few of my drawings are available to buy on kids clothing and cards, etc. on my Redbubble account. There is a link if you click on “shop” in the black bar at the top of the web site. It’s a work in progress with more to come, thanks to my daughter-in-law’s tireless help.