Below is a picture of Cassy, my little ghost girl. I actually painted the background during the summer. It was really too hot to be using acrylics outside and the background came out sort of dark and scary. It sat in my studio for a time while I decided whether or not to paint over it. One morning, it called to me!! I knew it wanted a little ghost girl to come home to it! For those of you interested in techniques, I did an underpainting (acrylic) of a pinkish color for her dress. I then adhered gauze over the pink (using gel medium). After it dried, I added shadows and details over the gauze. It came out very textured. Then the coolest thing happened! I opened up an old book (from about 1903) to find some text to make the little house. On the first page I looked at, there was the line "Cassy came to feel that she was shut into a dark box"!....and Cassy was complete! I hope you've enjoyed seeing her!
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