Rainbow Girls

16 Aug 2015 Uncategorized 22

I  signed up to take a class, Permission to Play, with Mindy Lacefield recently and sometimes she has a guest artist with a lesson.  This week was one of those weeks and the guest was Consu Tolosa . I love to meet new artists through classes or blogs and Consu is one of those who I will start following for sure. I loved her style. It was not a main lesson, just a short speed lesson, so you don`t get a lot of real details, you just have to look closely at the video and try to follow along. Her style is a bit like Mindy`s but different.

I pulled out my water soluable oil sticks. I didn`t even know there was such a thing until a few months ago, but I really like them. I also used some neon oil pastels from Masters Touch, Hobby Lobby for just $6.99. So they don`t cost a lot of money if you want to try them out. You can rub them with your fingers to smudge and blend.

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Here is my first attempt at the rainbow girl  lesson using oil sticks. I didn`t get a before picture of this one, just the finished look.

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Consu used bright,neon colored oil sticks to add the color… then added some gold background color…. next some dark color, I used washed down paynes gray by Golden,  around the outline on one side with white on the other. Lots of colored pencil outlines and charcoal pencil outlines…. some white dots and highlights….



Of course, if you know me at all, you know that I usually cannot stop with one … so I started another girl with a different face…  a little more grown up…but with the same color scheme of bright, neon colors…

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And here she is all finished….

And then…… One more!!

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Now, it is time to put these new girls to bed and move on to something else tomorrow!!


Actually, I will not have much art time tomorrow so I tried to get it all in today for the weekend. I am excited about getting to go hear Franklin Graham speak tomorrow afternoon!!

But I do love seeing new techniques from new artist friends!

Linked with Sunday Sketches this week here

Have a great new week!





    1. Thank you Christine! have a great new week!!

  1. Very lovely. How exciting to hear Franklin Graham. I watch him on a video tonight.

    1. thank you Wanda. Yes I am excited to go in a bit!! Have a great day!!

  2. I didn’t there was such a thing as water soluable oil sticks, will have to keep my eyes open for them 🙂
    really nice colourful work 🙂

    1. yes Jennifer, the art world is huge containing many, many things that I had never heard of!! Fun to explore and find new techniques!! thanks for visiting!!

  3. Your girls are lovely. I enjoyed meeting them. Thanks for sharing. Have a good week.

    1. thank you Sherry, Thanks for stopping by.. I hope you have a great new week!!

    1. thank you very much, Maya! I hope you have a great new week!! thanks for visiting!!

  4. What wonderful artwork! The use of the oilsticks is effective! Love the yellow/pink/orange and green combos… just lovely!

    1. thank you Mandy… I love the bright colors, still learning which ones are best. Thanks for visiting!!

  5. How did the Franklin Graham speech go? Did I ever mention that I received my Evangelistic Preaching license through Billy Graham’s school?! :O hee hee LOVE your rainbow girl. Your art is just blossoming into so much beauty! 🙂

    1. Alexandra, no you didn`t mention that!!! that is really cool?!! have you used it? I enjoyed seeing Franklin Graham. He didn`t speak real long but while he did, it was awesome. The main part of the evening was different bands and artists singing. Loud!!! but very enjoyable with tons of people walking down afterwards to make a decision. that is what it is all about… Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! and for Sunday Sketches and how it motivates me each week!! Have a great new week!!

  6. great happy sketches like your wood angels too

    1. Thank you Lorraine

  7. Love them. They are so sweet. Thanks for sharing about the oil sticks.
    Have a good week.

    1. you are most welcome. Have a great new week as well!!

  8. You are such a prolific talented artist Jane,
    These cute faces are adorable and every time I look at them I see something else.
    I love taking a class or watching someone’s technique… I think you always pick up at least one gold nugget whilst watching.
    Have a great creative week and thanks for showing your work.

    1. Thank you Nessie. I just continue to enjoy watching and learning as you mentioned! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great new week too!!

  9. These are awesome! The first and the last are some of my favorite things you’ve painted. Bible hi-gliders (gel highlighters) seem similar to this to me. They feel and look weird on their own but when you add water you get a really cool watercolor like affect. Very fun to play with.

    1. Aww… thank you Anna Grace!! I will have to try some of those Bible hi gliders !! Have a great new week!!

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