...this is done on a little canvas 20cm x 25cm and (after priming) I have sketched the picture out, coloured her in with watercolour pencils and then using a very fine wet brush, I have gone over the painting merging the colours together - it has come together quite nicely even though my preferred medium is acrylic paints I like the soft effect of the watercolour pencils.
Now I am stuck (I am experiencing an artistic block???) ...I have added filigree texture on her dress and hairband in gold, so she stands out with all her decorations but I don't have a clue what to do for the background (flowers, dragonflies or maybe some paper collage words...) - maybe I should just leave the background blank, perhaps adding a bit more colour to it? What do you think - which way should I go?
I look forward to hearing your suggestions, cheers Val