Here are the deets on my latest creation “Golden Ashes”.  This was a custom order for a client.  I think she turned out beautifully and has a Native American influence!  If you happen to live in Tallahassee this painting may have a slight Seminole-Florida State vibe going on (or so I’ve been told).  The colors were chosen by my client who wanted to match a new rug for her living room. Mission Accomplished!


Paint colors pictured below:

  • Behr paint color is ‘Silver City’, it’s a very subtle grey.
  • Craftsmart colors: White, Classic Gold & Crisp Green
  • DecoArt colors: Desert Sand & Dark Scarlet (satin)

To get the effect below, I created a marble pattern as shown in the video above.


I let the art dry for about 2 days.

After the paint was dry I sketched her face first with a pencil, I then painted the face using BASICS’ Black paint and a fine paint brush. I then added bronze leaf to the edges using Elmer’s glue stick.  (Bronze leaf can be purchased at your basic craft store, I bought mine from ‘MICHAELS’).  FYI:  Faces are not my forte so this took me a bit of time.  God bless the artists who have a natural talent for faces! Can we say ‘trial and error’? lol

She needed some flair so I added jewelry and used E6000 glue (purchased from Lowes) to adhere the crushed glass to the canvas. I purchase my glass from http://www.starfiredirect.com They have a variety of colors and sizes.

The next day after the glue was completely dry I added color & contouring to this beautiful lady and some ruby red lips!

Voila!!  She is finished, looking up towards the future and leaving the ashes & turmoil behind!  We could all learn something from her:-)


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I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for visiting QZ DESIGN GALLERY!

Quia Z