Another Fractured Portrait…

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Another piece created for Kate Thompson’s Fractured Portraits class; This was painted with Open Acrylics on a substrate of an old map, some silk tissue paper, a few fabric strips and some collaged map pieces. All put onto a Yes! panel. She is isn’t perfect, but sometimes it is better to stop fussing and move on…

Another Fractured Portrait…

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I used a Pinterest image for this face; the R & F Oil Bars have made me remember how much I love using oils; and on a small scale with a small palette knife I am able to clean up without using turpentine or turpenoid. The Gamblin medium is a bit smelly, but not too bad… Painted as a practice piece on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper. I had removed the drawing from the block so it is a little warped. Okay for a practice piece though…

Fractured Portraits…

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For Kate Thompson’s Fractured Portraits online class http://www.fracturedangelics.com , we were to draw/paint a self-portrait using double-pencils, charcoal, mechanical pencil, gesso and oil bar paints. As someone who takes the photos and hates to be in them this was a daunting assignment. Being able to “idealize” some aspects of the painting and keeping others as true-to-life as I could draw, made this assignment a great learning tool. I had not used R & F Oil Bars before and oh my! Such creamy goodness in a tube! a new favorite! Kate has a great online teaching style; I have learned the most from the classes I have taken with her. Applying the oil bar paints with a tiny palette knife was something I hadn’t done before and I love learning new techniques. Yes, the eyes are uneven and there are other flaws, but for a learning piece done on a piece of Arches hot press watercolor paper, I am content with her!