Friday, February 14, 2014

Five days Five faces

Today, I give you No 4 and 5. 
With No 4 I started holding a really good magnifying glass to look through while painting. 
I'm not sure if my results were any different but it was certainly less frustrating.
In other words, I could see where my brush strokes were landing instead of guessing. 
I am amazed at what I am learning about being brave (lips on No 4) and accepting myself and so much more that comes to mind while painting, as well as,  hours later while reflecting.

Wanda Miller left me a comment after she decided to try the tiny format. I knew she was experiencing the same when she said,   "...I sure loved/hated painting that tiny. but then on the way to work, many thoughts popped into my head. for one, I thought, "wanda, all your faces look the same a good deal of the time, you need to start changing it up" and 2; how I thought, the colors look so different than I thought while painting.....I shall do another this morning and check into MY THOUGHTS! thanks for a great idea!"


Faces No 4 and 5


6 comments:

  1. I am loving this project. Such a challenge to paint so small, I would imagine the magnifying glass helps. No. 5 reminds me of a factory worker in the former east block countries. If I wasn't so busy I would join you for sure on this project.

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    1. Thank you Maggie, I shall call her the Factory Worker! She is my fav so far.

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  2. Oh I so love these!! I love your painted texture...and wonky faces have so much interest!.....was going to do more in watercolor like my first one, but sure love your painted look. Are you using oils or acrylics? What a fun project!

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    1. Thanks Say It... I'm using acrylics and I did add a bit of texture to the surface before painting. However, it looks like some of the paint brush strokes is giving texture too.

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  3. I am a sucker for anything tiny, and these are wonderful! They make me think of Amedeo Modigliani's work. Only smaller, of course. Love your boldness with the lips too!

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  4. Looks like you are having fun, Sharon. Love the blue scarf one.

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