I created her on canvas, she was my come back on a bigger scale (I have to measure her but I think she is like 16×20, not exactly sure though).
She is my best example that picking some colors you like, without anything in mind despite having fun and playing around, can get something you eventually really like. And that accident can create something fun and unexpected.
If you follow my artwork for a while, you would know I am not the type to use a lot of so bright colors on the same painting. But I could not help it 😉
The backgroung looked like this (see picture on the right, but you have to flip it on a 90degrees angle to see it as it ended up. I painted it this way and then flipped it when I saw her).
The red in the middle caught my eye immediately, I saw a hat. And then the face came along. And the body. Do you see it as well ?
I love using stencils. Especially the one made by The Crafter’s Workshop. This is what I used for her hat, simply with black archival ink. I love how it turned out. That we can see through but not too much.
The tattoo on her forhead is the happy accident I told you about… I was painting her make up with the amazing Color Shots by Lindy Stamp Gang, and I put the jar on the canvas while painting… when I lifted it up woooopsies ! there was this huge trace right there, that no one would miss. I so love the color, and I knew that it would be worse if I tried to wipe it off. So I decided to create a beautiful crescent like tattoo instead, and embellished it with puff paint. And to create another one as an echoe on the background.
July has rainbow in her heart and loves to wear heavy artistic make-up.
Others think she is a bit crazy and totally weird with all these bright colors she likes to surround herself with, and this make-up she puts around her eyes.Some even think she is hiding behind it, from something she does not want to talk about. But they are wrong: she just loves it, it is as simple as that.
July tends to do whatever she wants, not because a lack of structure but because she wants to enjoy every second of her life.
She is always respectful and will always be nice. Because she thinks that if you are nice and loving, then people will return it to you somehow, by being nice too. She would love to find a way to help others see life as she does, because she wants them to be as happy and free as she feels. Don’t think she is reckless or careless, it would be a misunderstanding.
She likes pushing her limits, to let the Universe know that she trusts and that she just knows, deep down, that it will be alright. No matter what.
«I Dare» is her mojo.
Some details (click to enlarge):
You can buy prints of her in my Etsy Shop (or directly from me if you prefer)