Mixed Media Painting "Be Mine?"

I really enjoy working on mini pieces of art. This is done on an 8" by 8" deep canvas. I always start with a full painting and then move on to adorning the piece using mixed media. I always start my art the same way. With a drawing done directly on the canvas that I spray with fixative and then outline using black gesso. I do a wash of color over the entire surface using golden fluid acrylics (quinacridone crimson). I then 'color' in the piece, almost as if you were assembling a puzzle, leaving the black outlining to show (as well as some of the red paint). I like to outline my images using my favorite derwent pencil, as well as add my white gesso dots. I've used diamond stickles in the heart, as well as on her eyelids. I also added gemstones.

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