Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sweet Autumn Child and a bit of Trompe L'Oeil

Here's the Autumn Child all finished and dressed in warm clothes for the nippy mornings.



And I've been working on a bit of trompe l'oeil (trick the eye) painting an another doll I'm working on. I use trompe l'oeil quite a lot when painting my dolls, even when I'm not painting on a flat surface, because I find that I can enhance the sculpting quite a bit using tints and tones to add more depth. With this new doll, the surface is flat, so the illusion of three dimensionality is achieved just using paint. Not sure if I'm happy with this yet - I may re-paint it.


16 comments:

Lori Metcalf said...

Love them both... so wonderful!

Lizzie said...

Love the little knitted cardigan, so sweet. The face on the 'flat face' doll is perfect in my opinion.

Zan Asha said...

Oh so beautiful, as always! I love the little sweater, too! Both dolls are lovely!

Jan Conwell said...

Love them both!

Kate said...

Oh Susie, she is beautiful. LOVE how she is dressed. As usual, this doll calls to me...come to America...come to America.
The flat face doll is great also. Are you developing something new here? New pattern or class?

maddyrose said...

The little Autumn child is beautiful and her cardigan with ties that match her slippers is perfect. The painting on the flat face doll looks good to me.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

The little knitted sweater and matching booties are so sweet. Do you knit them yourself?

Jo James said...

Both are gorgeous!
Did you make the little sweater too? I love everything about her :)

Hanni said...

What a wonderful doll, so sweet!

Simon Purple said...

Very effective painting technique! Love the costume work n the first doll.

Susie McMahon said...

Thanks all.......and yes I do all the knitting. I find it quite relaxing - I can do it in front of the TV in the evening.

Colleen said...

HI!!!! I love this beautiful little child!!! The face is so real! I received my books!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! great information that I will work with and practice....Colleen

Linda Searle Dolls said...

You're too much of a perfectionist Susie, she is perfect the way she is.

Ron Anger said...

Sweet Child is absolutely adorable! All warm and cozy and comfy! Beautiful piece (as always!).

NOOOOOOOOOO! Don't repaint! It's perfect just the way it is!

can't wait to see more!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Well you certainly managed to capture the feeling of soft fluid eyes! Love your girl in the banner.

Do stop by and say hello if you get a sec!

Lorraine

Susie McMahon said...

Too late Ron - it's already done! I'm liking it better now.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...