Still experimenting with and loving mixed media right now! I thought I’d try painting a woman with a galaxy in her hair, or at least some kind of space scene.

I’ve really enjoyed using acrylics and coloured pencils together, although now I really want to try watercolours themselves (since they are what inspired me to use acrylics this way), and I may or may not have just ordered a set…

*looks completely innocent*

I know I’ve often said that we don’t work well together, but after seeing paintings like this, I really want to try them (yes, I know the artist used acrylics or gouache over the top, but the background was watercolour and looks amazing)! I love acrylics but the pigments just don’t cover the paper or blend with each other like watercolours can, since that’s what they were designed to do. The last time I tried them I used a very cheap set and really had no idea what I was doing. There weren’t too many tutorials showing you how to use them and YouTube didn’t exist at that time (it was a while ago…). But it’s much different today – so many tutorials and technique videos to help and inspire a newbie like me!

Title: Starlight.
Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran d’Ache Luminance coloured pencils over Derivan Matisse flow acrylics.
Size: 8×11.5 inches (A4), 300gsm Arches smooth watercolour paper.

The original is currently available, please email me if you’d like to buy it. kat@kathrynwhiteford.com

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Kat

Hi, I’m Kat! An Australian artist who loves painting fantasy characters and illustrations.

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