From wood to acrylic to finished

This week as I watched the lifebook 2016 lesson, instead of pulling out some mixed media paper to work on, I had a piece of board I was saving for the right project, and it was what I decided to use.  It is 12×24, and I thought it would be good for this lesson with two faces. It was a joint lesson with Jane Davenport and Tamara Laporte, a fun look when you combine their talents… I sketched the girls off to see how it would fit on the board first.




Then started with the acrylics… as you can see here, once again, I find it hard to work on just one project at a time.. LOL… several other paintings in the background, waiting for their turn…

jam 4

After more layers, and a tiny red bird on her blue hair, I was ready for some detail work..

jam 8

It is hard to see but I used the white posca pen to do some lines on the blue dress, and details on the red dress and dots…

I call this one “Just Friends”

Linked with Sunday Sketches this week.

Have a wonderful new week!!





  1. Oh what a wonderful piece of art work ~ gorgeous and serene girls ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    1. thank you so much Carol!! thank you for stopping by!! have a great new week!!

  2. Your piece is lovely, that sounds like it would have been a fun class to take!

    1. Thank you Andrea… yes, it was a fun class… always room to learn new things, right?!! have a great new week!!

  3. Lovely.

    1. thank you Latane!!

  4. love the blue hair 🙂 it turned out really nice 🙂

    1. LOL.. thanks Jennifer!! I love colored hair too!! have a great new week!!

  5. Beautiful finish, Jane! It was great to see the different stages too. 🙂

    1. Thank you Serena!! I am glad you enjoyed the stages. that is always helpful to me!! have a great new week!!

  6. Jane, you seriously continue to impress me with your ability to draw, paint and transform your work on wood. Simply fabulous! When we return to the states, I would LOVE to purchase something of yours to place on my wall of inspiration. xx

    1. Thank you Alexandra I would be honored for you to have one of my wood pieces… you just let me know when you are back and we can see which one would work for you! have a great, new, exciting week!!
      Love to you,

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