really and I should have told you that it was not painful at all.
This background stumped me and I kept looking at it and waiting for inspiration.
So, that is what I did.
I knew I wanted to paint a face so I chose to push around some Folk Art "skintone" in the middle of the background.
That couldn't hurt. This background was doing nothing for me.
Then I added some blue on the left.Then I started scrounging through a stack of "stuff" and ran across these two pages of doodles.
They were art-at-the-desk while I was waiting to receive the Moleskin.
I was trying to think of what in the world I could do with the theme, "time".
I am so happy now that I brought the doodles home.
The little sketch in the upper right corner inspired me today.
That was all I needed.
Then I started adding shading around the edges.
Think I was using violet oxide liquid acrylic.
I decided to switch to a Folk Art terra cotta because it was more of the color in the background.
That's when my eye was directed to Folk Art Metallic Copper.
I used that but eventually covered it with other colors.
Say what you will, but I really like the way Folk Art acrylics blend on paper substrate.
(off topic but I think one of the lessons in my first online workshop will be with Folk Art paints)
You know how I am, I reach a point and get lost and forget to photograph.
But here she is before I added the clock hands.
Also stenciled gold dots.
And she is finished.
Notice that I changed the writing from black to white.
Just as soon as I type the information on my Library Card that I added, I will be on target to mail this on December 22, 2009. That is all the TIME that I allowed for this project.
I'm happy it is done.
I'm happy with it.
I'm sad to send it away.....to never see again.
Unless, it comes to a location close to me.
And it could.
More on that later.
I'm thinking I will be absent from posting until Christmas weekend.
But I will be visiting blogs and stopping in to say hi.
I will be working on another pressing project, as well as,
my workshop videos.
Expect to hear more about that,