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Something different to take a little break…
This is from an old black and white picture of me that I like.I don’t know if this still qualifies as self portrait.
I did start with black watercolor, then black ink, then I refined the picture with black and withe colored pencils, then I used dried pastels.
The paper is a technical paper that is translucent, I will make some tests with different papers under. It was working great with all the mixed media.
I played with the idea that my source was an old picture adding the borders.
See step by step painting tutorial for this mixed media portrait painting


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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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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    sweet memories !Liz

  • Yes :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 3 years ago

    What a great experiment with all the different mediums, and if I can add, a successful one as well.

  • Thanks Jim ! Experimenting keeps me exited about painting.
    I like you profile picture (painting), looks great!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Ronja
    Ronjaover 3 years ago

    Like it!

  • Thanks Ronja!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the good news!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • JoStewart
    JoStewartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, wonderful art :)

  • Albert
    Albertabout 3 years ago

    Albert was here!

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmalmost 3 years ago

    Great style and observation !!

  • Thanks Farfarm!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Natasa Ristic
    Natasa Risticalmost 3 years ago

    I looove this!! Great!!

  • Thanks Natasa :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • afalconv
    afalconvover 2 years ago

    That’s lovely =) I’ve been thinking about doing a similar self portrait

  • Thanks Abraham, it was fun to paint an old self portrait, it’s you and it is not you at the same time:-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

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