Let’s Face It Week 12

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I really enjoyed this week’s lesson although I definitely did my own take on it. I used an image from Pinterest for my inspiration and attached a painted and patterned ledger page for the background for the face. The numbers barely visible are in my Dad’s handwriting; this was a ledger page of his and I love using bits of my deceased relatives’ handwriting in my compositions. Keeps their handwriting alive for me. I loved the intense look on the model’s face which was a new expression for me to paint. My faces usually have an introspective/melancholy aspect rather than too smiley, so I enjoyed the process of painting this expression. I used acrylic paint, black Stabilo and Conte crayons for this portrait.  Besides ledger paper in the background I also used stencils with molding paste and a doily along with paint.

Paint, Pastel, Play!

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My week #9 rendition of Juna Biagioni’s bonus lesson. I could spend more time on her but have decided to call her done. I enjoyed the process of working with acrylics, pastel pencils and oil pastels along with a black Stabilo pencil. Created on Arches cold press watercolor paper.

Week 6- Let’s Face It- SOLD!!!

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Have been so busy with sketching practice for an upcoming trip that I have been neglecting my Let’s Face It class lessons. This is my version of week 6’s lesson with Karine Bosse. I struggled with her going from watercolor to acrylic to oil pastels and back to acrylic and watercolor (I know, you aren’t supposed to put water-based paint over oils, but this is just a practice piece on Yes! Board). She decided to become quite colorful and messy but when I got to this point I decided and so did she that she was done. Now to find time for a couple of the other painting classes I am also doing along with photography classes…

Continuing on…

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Took a bit of time today to play with one of the images I had shot in San Francisco a few weeks ago. I have been spending a bit of time working on my sketching skills for an upcoming trip to Italy; it will be focused on hands-on art as opposed to photography. I need to decide if I want to lug along my Nikon with its large lens, just use my iPhone 6S, or invest in a small but good quality point-and-shoot digital camera. Decisions, decisions…