Annabelle’s balloon

Annabelle’s balloon

Thank you so much Carole, Maureen and Sandra!

Smashing portrait of a lovely young girl, Marilyn. Fabulous eyes.

Thank you again Cesare and for introducing me to this site.

I agree with Carole, it is perfect!

Another stunning painting Marilyn, so accomplished.

A beautifully captured fleeting expression. I very much admire your work.

Super painting. Forgive my ignorance but what is cp in the detail of your method?

Thank you for your lovely comments Tessa! Cp is coloured pencil. I painted a loose underpainting of watercolour for this one and then used coloured pencil over it to try to give the appearance of a young child’s luminous complexion and also to give the coloured pencil more punch without the use of solvents.

Thanks for the explanation Marilyn: really interesting. I look forward to seeing more.

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Watercolour underpainting with cp

About the Artist
Marilyn De la Cruz

I went to Birmingham Art School straight after leaving school but had not considered my job prospects carefully enough at that age so left and did not consider taking up art again until much later in life. Now that I am retired I have much more time on my hands to paint and hope my artwork brings…

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