Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cassy

Below is a picture of Cassy, my little ghost girl. I actually painted the background during the summer. It was really too hot to be using acrylics outside and the background came out sort of dark and scary. It sat in my studio for a time while I decided whether or not to paint over it. One morning, it called to me!! I knew it wanted a little ghost girl to come home to it! For those of you interested in techniques, I did an underpainting (acrylic) of a pinkish color for her dress. I then adhered gauze over the pink (using gel medium). After it dried, I added shadows and details over the gauze. It came out very textured. Then the coolest thing happened! I opened up an old book (from about 1903) to find some text to make the little house. On the first page I looked at, there was the line "Cassy came to feel that she was shut into a dark box"!....and Cassy was complete! I hope you've enjoyed  seeing her!

11 comments:

GERI CENTONZE said...

Cassy is so beautiful - I just love your work!!

Teddi said...

ur painting is gorgeous!

Andria said...

She's so beautiful, Sunny!

Tammie said...

Hello,
I found you through your note on Suzi Blu. Your blog is lovely and your art is charming and wonderful. I love seeing what you are making and I love hearing about techniques. I wish you a wonderful time in blogland!

Tammie

jasperandblue said...

So happy your blog is up and running. I have often checked in to see when it would be. I will add you to my google reader. Love cassie

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Sunny,
I usually do not care much for ghost girls, but Cassy is fabulous! I expect that you will post many wonderful creations so I made sure to follow you!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Zorana said...

Thank you for visiting me.... I followed you here and am charmed by Cassy. Amazing motion in the painting. Isn't it wonderful when words fall in your hands like they were meant to be there? Love it.

Karen/Opal said...

Hi Sunny, I love your name, thanks for the invite to your blog, it is wonderful! I love your artwork, you were born to create beauty from the inside out. Always a pleasure.....

Sunny Carvalho said...

Thank you all so much for your support and love!!

Linda said...

hi Sunny I have popped over from Suzi Blu's La Sirena I ADORE your Cassy she is gorgeous such beautiful work

Jane Davenport said...

There is just so much I love about this painting...I feel like I am being swept away with her!
You are a talent!