Acrylic on Canvas - 26 x 32


Yvonne is an original mixed-media collage painting, and part of the Glitter Gals paint series, created in 2018-2019.

The painting was completed in a series of stages, creating unique textures, and enhancing the beauty of this painting.


  • Stage 1: Collage - variety of papers, glue, and gel medium over a prepared canvas.
  • Stage 2: Background - a series of brush strokes, and painting techniques using various acrylic paint pigment blends.
  • Stage 3: Subject painting - the portrait is sketched with pastel crayon, then textured with modeling paste, then painted with acrylic paint. This piece, as well as the one before it, is the start of creating portraits with more realistic features and textures, and is one of a series of three nudes within the mixed-media, Glitter Gal's group.
  • Stage 4: Metal, fabric, and other accessories, such as broken mirror glass, and false eyelashes, are added for texture, as well as to enhance characteristics of the painting subject.
  • Stage 5: Shadowing with acrylic paint, and glitter is added to the painting for sparkle.
  • Stage 6: Acrylic pouring medium is added to give the subject of the painting shine, and to seal the accessories of the collage.

The process to create this painting takes about 5 to 7 days to complete. The painting can be hung with or without framing.

The accessories, fabric, and glitter used in the painting are a tribute to my mother, who passed away in September of 2017.

Yvonne is the eleventh painting in the mixed-media collage series, created by Deborah Marsh of Debbie's Living Canvas.

Yvonne, Mixed-Media Collage Acrylic Painting


    Gilbert, Arizona USA

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    © 2018 by Deborah Marsh