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  I had so much fun with “Amelia”!  Most of my art ends up being animals, but I am really drawn to faces, and not necessarily real ones, but the whimsical sort of face.  I think Amelia fits that description to a t!  I used Shiva oil paintsticks for the face, and to tone down the red background it started with.  I used touches of Sennelier oil pastel in a rosy tone on top of that.  The hair…. well lets just say I let myself go wild!  There are scraps I saved from my daughter’s wedding projects, bits of a postcard print of my own art, a little guy from pattern instructions, and other juicy little tidbits from my treasured scrap bin. I think the overall effect gives Amelia a jaunty steampunk look.

What are some ways whimsy turns up in your art?

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  1. Lynn Parise

    Kayann, I somehow stumbled upon you awhile back and just re discovered you again. think I found you in Somerset Apprentice. Beautiful, beautiful work and I LOVE this face and colors you used. Keep your passion flowing as it’s a wonderful gift to the world.
    Lynn P.

    • Kayann Ausherman

      Thank you Lynn! Glad you got in touch! Hope you enjoy my little corner of the web world!


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