Thursday, March 17, 2011

Learning Lisa Bebi's Paintover Process

Good Morning world! One of my favorite new books is Art at the Speed of Life  by Pam Carriker. This book is so full of inspiration I can hardly put it down. The work from several artists are depicted in this book along with their technique. Lisa Bebi is one of those artists. My friend took Lisa's paintover class at ArtFEST 3 years ago & we all loved her creations. Basically, Lisa takes a black & white photograph & paint over that picture...a VERY cool little process. This is a pic of my mother from 1930 when she was about 3 years old. I also included the original photo. I was pretty happy with the results except her lips came out a bit more pink than I wanted. I will have to keep practicing! Definitely check out Pam's book..only $13.00 on Amazon & that is a steal! Happy Thursday & please keep those, less fortunate than us, in your thoughts.

14 comments:

*jean* said...

coo! i have always like lisa's paintings and it doesn't seem too hard...your results are beautiful! thanks for sharing this info!

Cathy Bueti said...

This is great Diane! What a lovely picture of your mom! I too have that book and am loving it!! I haven't tried that tutorial by Lisa yet but it looks fun!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diane!
oh this is so fabulous!
i am going to try it too!

Laura A. said...

Very cool Diane! I really love the colors you chose for the paintover.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Diane
you did a fabulous job!!!
your always so fun because you like to try new things,,, and like I say,,, you make magic happen!
love
tweedles

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous Diane! Love your color choices.
I haven't tried that technique, but it looks fun!

Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!
Gaby xo

Minnie said...

Wonderful paint over. And just think she is only your second one. I did the same with my lips, and after doing 4 pictures I now take my pink paint brush and wash the brush in water and use the watery pink left on the brush and that is enough color. Anyway thanks for the gift, and leading me to Lisa bebi again. Xxoo

Marilyn Rock said...

I've been a follower of Lisa Bebi for years and I love her paint overs. You did a marvelous job with yours! Beautiful!

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens Diane!!!! this is amazing work....what a great process!!!! I love it!!! I think you need to do more of these....

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me about your vintage window. It sounds lovely.

dewatobay said...

GREAT JOB! Your friend and I were in the same class! how cool is that?! I love your finished product!

Diana Evans said...

just popping by again to say hello and see if you have posted anything new!!! Have a wonderful day Diane!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Where is my Aunt Diane?
love
tweedles

lisa bebi said...

i am truly honored that you tried my technique and you did a lovely job. not to worry about red lips - they look fine - (its best though to put color on the lower lip only and not all the way to the corners). just tryin' to help.

love your color choices. my favorites. and your mom was a doll.