Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Heiman's go to Austria

One Hundred Faces
Face No 64
Mr Heiman
 Well, I know you are not going to believe this but,
this is the Heiman's. 
Yes it is. 
You see, on another world wide trip, they went to Austria.
Again, just happen to dine with an artist from the House of Klimt.
One Hundred Faces
Face No 65
Mrs Heiman
Gustav was taken with the couple and suggested they sit for him.
They were thrilled.
He did his magic and they left with yet another likeness "in the eyes of the artist".

One Hundred Faces
Mr and Mrs Heiman in the scheme of One Hundred Faces
One Hundred Faces
Row Six and Seven of One Hundred Faces
I have painted each little square in rows six and seven of One Hundred Faces. 
I especially like that Mr and Mrs Heiman show up in these rows. 
 Who knows where they may go next.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meet the Heiman's

 Meet Mr and Mrs Heiman from the Barlett and Granger area. 
(That is close to me here in Central Texas)
He was a photographer and enjoyed a very lucrative business with Mr Schlueter. 

They were a very well traveled couple and traveled worldwide. 
It so happens, they traveled to Italy where they met a very interesting artist whose given name was Amedeo.

One Hundred Faces
Face No 62
Mr Heiman
 Mr Heiman and Mr Modigliani were intrigued with each other mostly because they shared a picture making profession. 
They became friends immediately.
Hence, Mr Modigliani persuaded the couple to let him paint a likeness.

One Hundred Faces
Face No 63
Mrs Heiman

They chose to have separate sittings and
of course, were thrilled with the outcome.
Mr and Mrs Heiman in the Scheme of One Hudnred Faces

Upon there return to Texas learned, they became a part of the One Hundred Faces project. 

And that's the whole truth!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Double Dose of Klimt

One Hundred Faces
Klimt's The Girlfriends
One Hundred Faces
Face 56
One Hundred Faces
Face 59
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Klimt's Mermaids-Silver Fish
One Hundred Faces
Face 57
Face 58

I'm still at it.
Still committed.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Another Pillow Girl

12 x 24 

I switched from the tiny faces to a larger format.
It felt good.
She was painted for a special little girl for a special occasion.
I gave it the title Playing because I could imagine this duo in all sorts of fun and games. 

Crop of Playing
You might remember her from my "Pillow Girls" series. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I don't hide cookies in my studio.

One Hundred Faces
Face No 54

One Hundred Faces
Face No 55
I'm still showing these small to give you an idea of how they actually look on the board. These two are in the dime-zone. 

No 54 has major texture right in the nose and mouth area and I had to give up. 
But I do like her. 

No 55 is from my head but trying to translate the Modigliani features. 
I like her too. 
Face No 54

One Hundred Faces
Face No 55
PS.......I don't know why No 53 (below) looks like she has been eating Oreo cookies. 
I'm hungry. 

The problem is I usually remember where they are. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Teeth and Smiles

One Hundred Faces
Face No 52

One Hundred Faces
Face No 53
All these In the Scheme of One Hundred Faces
Face No 52
Klimt's Adele.

Face No 53


Monday, April 07, 2014

I made it to Face 50 with a POW

One Hundred Faces
Face No 50
Face No 51
Face No 50 in the scheme of One Hundred Faces

Face No 50
Face No 50 is a new version of No 8.
Face No 51
Face No 51 from this morning is to my liking. 
Klimt inspired.
I'm back on track, I think. 
I had a good week off. 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Blogging Break

I'm not one to announce blog breaks. 

They usually just happen. 

So, today I'm letting you know that I need a little space and will probably be a bit scarce around here. 

Not too long though.

In the meantime, here is a little tease on something I'm working on. 

Don't go away, I'll be right back.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Faces showing progression

Face No 48
She is from the same inspiration as No 47.

Face No 48

Faces in the Scheme of One Hundred Faces

Face No 48 by Sharon Tomlinson
One Hundred Faces
Face No 49
 I actually had something else planned for this No 49 spot. 
Just going with the flow.
Face No 49

Sunday, March 30, 2014

About Klimt Inspriation

A 14 x 17 book, Gustav Klimt by Rachael Barnes
 This is a coffee table book. 
If you love Klimt like I do, you will want and need this book. 

I purchased it on a trip to California several years ago and wagged it back as "carry on". 
It is huge and heavy. 

Love by Gustav Klimt
This painting, Love, is the inspriation for my next several faces for 
About Love
Here is why I love this book.
In addition to all the beautiful prints of his works, the history and unknown details are also included. 
I hope you can read the text in the photo below.
It is about the painting and gives me chills. 

About Love, the painting by Gustave Klimt

A must have from me
This book has inspired me and my art many times.
Many times I have been inspired to make an online course using this book as the premise for the class. 
Then I get cold feet.

Face No 47 is the first of several Faces from this inspiration. 
One Hundred Faces
Face No 47

a sketch to start
 She is in the dime-zone.
Face No 47 by Sharon Tomlinson
Most of the dime-zone faces are not meant to be seen enlarged. 
They show too much.

I have more from this inspiration painting and will post them separately. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

I'm still aiming for One Hundred Faces

One Hundred Faces
Face No 46
I tried so hard on this one but just never satisfied myself with it. 
Maybe I will have a do-over with her face before I get to One Hundred Faces. 

Below is Adam and Eve by Gustave Klimt. 
This is one of my most favorite paintings because it was in progress at his death in 1918 and therefore unfinished. 

I like that we get to have a peek at some of his unfinished works because of the art story about his process they tell. 

I have a desk calendar that is easier to study than this image.
All I can say is there are many layers in all stages and I can sit and stare at them for hours. 

And then, I sit and wonder what it might have looked like finished.

Adam and Eve (Unfinished) 1917-1918 by Gustav Klimt

One Hundred Faces