Monday, July 14, 2014

Face No 100 deserves her own post

She Deserves a Post of Her Own
One Hundred Faces
Face No 100
Although I have more to share and show about the ending of One Hundred Faces, I thought this last face must have all of the attention of this post.
She deserves the lime light, if you will.


Some of you encouraged me to paint a self portrait in this No 100 position.
Even though I declined, in my eyes, (pun intended) there is a likeness.
I do have green eyes.
And I do have a look of sadness, gloom, or sorrow when my face is in a relaxed state.
Some folk even might accuse me of being mad.
My nose is not that long.
And I don't think that is my lips.
Even though I don't wear head gear as such, on close observation you might see a tuft of gray hair at the edges.
All the flowers are me and I don't know whose gaudy dangle that is. 


beginning with a sketch
 Three weeks lapsed between No 99 and No 100. 
Only because I am so involved in other fun stuff.
Still, I began to put a little pressure on myself to finish, as you do, when being pulled between passions.
So, one morning, I picked up a little piece of yellow card stock and thought to myself, "if I just get a quick sketch out of my head, I can go forward." 
So I did. 
I loved the sketch so much, I enlarged and transferred it to the No 100 position and started to paint.
I do regret that she is so solemn; however, my feeling about such is perhaps it is representational of the little splashes of self portrait that shows up in all of our faces.  

Row One and Two in the scheme of One Hundred Faces

8 comments:

  1. Sharon - she's beautiful! I was literally thinking about you yesterday and wondered if I had missed the 100th face - I can understand how the finish of such a large project can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I can't wait to see the entire finished piece and to find out where you are headed next!

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    1. Thank you Michellem, I am about to show more of the project. Not sure where I'm headed but for sure I have several things popping into my head.

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  2. Beautiful painting, love her eyes and just everything about her :-)

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  3. Happy ending! She wonderful with that soft muted look and expression. Yep, as you get older you can't relax your face. Happens to me too but it's pretty hard walking around with a huge smile all the time trying to hide the Charlie MCarthy lines! By the way, you look great in all your pictures, smile or no.

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    1. This will sound crazy but I have to make a conscious effort to smile. I practice it. When I go to the grocery store (now adays my only outting) I go in saying to myself that I'm going to smile to every person I see. It is kinda a cool thing to do. My travel word for one of my Italy trips was "smile". I did. And guess what, it showed up in pictures which made me smile. ;o)

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  4. I don't know where you get the ideas for all of the hats/headcovers that your women have but they're always so interesting! And I find it very interesting what you have to say about doing portraits....how there's always a part of oneself in it....while you point out some of those in No. 100....I think of you as being much more animated with just a smidge of mischief in your expression!

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    1. I think you are right, it is a contradiction as I am animated and maybe more than a smidge of mischief inside me.

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