Hair Balloons by Sandrine Pelissier

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This one started as a watercolor but I thought I lost some light in the process so I added gouache and then used india ink and gouache in the background, crayons, watercolor crayons…so it ended up being a mixed media painting.
I had a reference picture with a friend of my daughter with the wig, the crazy hair was my inspiration.

Click here to see a step by step painting tutorial for this watercolor and gouache portrait

Featured in the Painted Ladies group
Featured in the Art and Stories made for children group
Featured in the Watercolor Pencil Art Group

I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue.

I have two passions:
- Painting the effects of light with watercolor on paper through portraits and cityscapes
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- Building complex textures and edges with acrylics and mixed media on canvas (

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  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 4 years ago

    Amazing work, very nice.

  • Thanks Terrie!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    lovely work a wonderful and fanciful piece !sandrine !LIZ

  • Thanks Liz :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Very nice creative work Sandrine! I like this one a lot!

  • Thanks Ken!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • eleveneleven
    elevenelevenover 4 years ago

    so awesome! i love the light on her face. beautifully done

  • Thank you Eleven, the face is one of the few parts left with only watercolors, it’s more transparent.

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Laura J. Holman
    Laura J. Holmanover 4 years ago

    Very cool concept and I love the inspiration. We never know where it’s going to come from! Love the fact that you used mixed media. The ink and gouache in the background really pops it. Well done. Love this!

  • Thanks Laura, I think the inspiration for this one came from the kid in me :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    beautiful artwork .. great job, ur so talented !

  • Thank you very much Shoab!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 4 years ago

    I love the hair and lyrical mood. :)

  • Thanks lacitrouille, love the name!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Mamilene
    Mamileneover 4 years ago

    Cette peinture est magique, magnifique…iréelle! je l’adore.

  • Merci Mamilene ! :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this Art with us Kids.

  • Thank you for the feature, that’s great!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

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