Monday, July 4, 2011

In My Studio.......

I'm working on one of my "historically referenced" dolls at the moment. I call them this because, while they are not copies, reproductions or facsimiles of antique cloth dolls, they are more than a passing nod to these earlier dolls in the way they are constructed and how they look. I use modern materials and my own techniques in making these - I hope - timeless dolls.
These following photos show how I tackle the painting of one of these dolls.

Burnt umber under-painting

First coat of flesh-coloured paint

Features "drawn" with thinned paint

Colour added; blushing and shading

9 comments:

Deanna Hogan said...

One of these days...I'll get to take a class with you. Love your work.

Deanna

Lotus said...

Your work is soooo amazing Susie!
Thank you for showing process photos!
Lotus

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

As always Susie, stunning! I am a true fan of your work.

Susie McMahon said...

Deanna......and I with you! Thanks.
Thanks for the kind word, Lotus (is that YOUR hair in the ID pic? - it's amazing!)
Thanks Robin - I'm a fan of yours too - I know you are busy with a new job, but I'm missing seeing new dolls from you :-{

Lori Metcalf said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your process photos.

maddyrose said...

So, that's how you do it. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

merrijane said...

Thanks for sharing these photos Susie. It's always fascinating to see how your dolls evolve and this one, as usual, looks beautiful.

Jackie Morris said...

beautiful. now you have distracted me from my work!

Phil and Jan Conwell said...

Your dolls will always have the Susie McMahon look about them, no matter how historical you get. :~)

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