Working only sporadically but love to play with new ideas and materials or techniques. Still loving the faces, textures, shapes and color. This time, I tore paper and traced the unique shape for lips, nose, and eyebrows. I then attached the papers with gel medium. I'm still working on this and I fight myself to leave more of the background showing. I love to blend colors though so it's tough. I also love to use a great deal of scrumbling and my brushes are taking a beating! My favorite thing to do though is to go into some areas with my watercolor pencils to add more dimension. I will take a color that is a shade darker and accent edges, blending the color in with some gel medium to make the color permanent. Sometimes I take a complementary color and add some touches of that to an area to make it pop. The other thing I love to do is use colors other than white for highlights -- light aqua is great for this!!
I wish I could paint for hours...I'll settle for smaller increments of time just to be able to keep my feet wet so to speak.