Friday, 17 March 2017

Morning Face - 30 minute warm up

Salutations Bloggers , Lisa here with a Friday mixed media update.
Sharing another one of my warm up techniques with you today.
I always need to start a creative day with a warm up play,
something quick and again, NOT to create perfect(cause I don't make perfect),
But to get the flow and confidence to create with freedom and enjoy the process.
I start with a coating of gesso 1st , a smear or 2 of  some Dina Wakley and Liquitex acrylic paint.
 Then a quick rough face sketch with a Black Stabilo water active pencil.
I then added a light coat of Liquitex Gesso
Now its about layering ,using more Acrylic paints , 
I have added some Dylusions acrylics as well.
Remembering this is a warm up and is created swiftly , so no time for perfection
Just more layers of paint and back into the piece with my Stabilo pencil.
I'm not really one for doing the natural face colour thing ,
 you know brown and me ain't the best of friends. 
A few more layers, more highlight ,more shadowing 
I am definitely no expert at this , but who wrote the rules of  creative freedom.
for me its all about fun and flow, not perfection.
" Always do your best , you can put your heart and soul into it ."
Even with a quick 30 minute warm up session.

Thanks for dropping by , I'll be back next Friday.


  1. She's beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing your process x

  2. Great warm up Lisa, it would probably take me longer than half an hour lol thank you for sharing the process

  3. Love her she is gorgeous ❤️❤️