Mixed Media Portrait: Leaving Rockport

Leaving Rockport 6.75×3.25 Mixed Media
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On a scrap of Arches 300 lb watercolor paper: this started as ball-point pen doodle after dinner while having tea with family, and later, in the studio, I added watercolor washes, colored pencil & hand-carved rubber stamps.
The same process used on this piece was demonstrated in the video below (if you can’t see the video window, you can watch it here):

Art Quote

Actually, it goes the other way

Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? In fact…
It turns out that choices lead to habits.
Habits become talents.
Talents are labeled gifts.
You’re not born this way, you get this way.


5 Responses to Mixed Media Portrait: Leaving Rockport

  1. Sonia 29/10/2014 at 1:30 pm #

    I really like the way you are including the stamped patterns in some of your work. Recently I have been using gesso stamped background patterns and then painting my subject on top. The idea is to have a subtle hint of pattern interwoven with the main focus. However, sometimes it ends up being too intrusive, so I think I will give your method a try next time.

  2. Belinda Del Pesco 29/10/2014 at 5:52 am #

    @laura – Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have loads of fun while experimenting!

  3. Belinda Del Pesco 29/10/2014 at 5:52 am #

    Merci, @martina – je l’espère vous rencontrez le succès dans votre art aussi!

  4. martinealison 28/10/2014 at 9:15 pm #


    Toutes mes félicitations à la gagnante !
    Une très belle oeuvre qui devrait lui plaire énormément.

    Gros bisous ❊

  5. Laura Parkhurst 28/10/2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I love your video demonstrating the process of creating a portrait of your aunt and uncle. What a great project! I really want to give it a try because you demonstrated it so clearly. Thanks!

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