Sunday, October 12, 2008
A little painting
As some of you know I really like Sharon of All Norah's Art. I consider her to be a real art sheroe to me. When she taught this class and showed her students work I thought, I'd love to learn from her in person. Since I can't do that right now I decided that I would pretend I was there and try to do a little face with a napkin addition on my own. This was done on a 6 x 6 gallery wrapped canvas. I used Golden heavy body and fluid paints, shiva paintsticks,some craft paint, stamping ink and Stablio marks all pencil.
I have debated showing this or not. You see I was not happy with it at all. I kept trying to fix the eyes and the skin and the lips. Then I would make it worse and try again. At one point I almost put gesso all over it. Then it started to get a little better and although I still see a million flaws I figured I was finished with it. I decided to post really because of the Big Draw. Doing all those faces and looking at ones I did last year I can really see some improvement. I think that will come with the painting if I just continue to practice it. So this little one will be my starting point that I can judge others by. I find that I really feel better about my work when I can see what came before and how far I have come. Go look at your old work and see if you don't find the same thing.