Monday, March 31, 2014

Faces showing progression

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
 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. 

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

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Made it to 45

I showed up today after sitting for two days in the chair zone.
Just thinking.

One Hundred Faces
Face No 45 in the Scheme of One Hundred Faces

Face No 45 a detail of Klimt

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time for Klimt

You know.
I have been inspired by Gustav Klimt since I first saw a print of "The Kiss" hanging in a friends home more than ten years ago. 

Face 42 and 29
 I have never been inspired to copy or replicate his work. 
However, I have been inspired by all of the elements he employs. One for example, the way he turns faces sideways. But more than that, I love the decorative flowers, geometric shapes, colors, gold, and busy sometime flat background decorations.

I am fascinated with the way he gets depth of emotion, as well as, depth within the work while juxtaposing large areas of flat decoration with sensual figures. 
One Hundred Faces
Face No 42

 It felt right to include my version of details from his famous works of fine art in my project of One Hundred Faces.

One Hundred Faces
Face 44 in the scheme of One Hundred Faces

Face 43

Face 44

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sneeky Pete in the Dime Zone

He was the first one to pop on the board yesterday.
Honestly, I don't have a clue who he is.
The fact of the matter, I was painting a girl. 
But he is in the dime-zone and he fits in just right.

One Hundred Faces
Face No 41

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Forty faces on the board now

One Hundred Faces
Dime-zone of faces
Faces in the scheme of Faces

Seeing this makes me happy.
And I can't help but show this progress.

Face No 38
Face No 39
We struggled with this one.
She and I in the dime-zone.

One Hundred Faces
Face No 40

This one, number 40 might look a bit familiar.
She is one of my all time favorites.

Pssst....if you go to that link (above) and are interested in the class,
And if you do that,
I will refund the difference.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Collage had to happen

I noticed how much I like the little bits of background I was able to paint in the Modigliani inspired squares. 
Collage was the next thing that popped into my mind. 
I turned to my collection of Japanese papers.
Love what it added to my board of 
One Hundred Faces. 

Face No 34 in the scheme of One Hundred Faces

One Hundred Faces
Face No 34

One Hundred Faces
Face No 35
One Hundred Faces
Face No 36
One Hundred Faces
Face No 37
Yesterday was a good day!
And I cannot believe that here we are again on a Friday. 
And it is Spring!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Love the pose

This one is ATC size.

One Hundred Faces
Faces in the scheme of things
In fact, she is in row four and the largest I have painted so far.  
I saved her for this spot because I like the pose with her arm over her head and wanted more than just a face.
One Hundred Faces
Face No 33

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

About that look

Did you wonder why she has "that look" on her face?

One Hundred Faces
Faces 16 & 32
I'm thinking it is about who she got stuck next to.

In the scheme of thing today

Today I'm moving to the right to row 4.
Can you see the sketch?
That is about ArtistTradingCard size.
Face No 31

Face No 32


Monday, March 17, 2014

I can see the the one-third mark

Really, I can't believe that I made it to thirty yesterday.
By my calculation, if I were painting one each day, I would have made it to thirty-three yesterday. 
Pretty good since I never set out to beat myself up if I missed a day here and there. 

One Hundred Faces
Face No 29
 I really like this face and will try it again in a larger square.
One Hundred Faces
Face No 30
Number 30 is in the dime-zone.
Very hard to photograph.

Just wondering if you are tired of this yet?

PS....I might be

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Back to painting faces

One Hundred Faces
Modigliani reference and No 25 beginning
 They all start out pretty ugly.
This portrait in profile of Modigliani's common law wife, Jeanne-e-Hebuterne gives understanding about his long nose style. 
Don't you think?  

 One Hundred Faces In the Sceme of things
One Hundred Faces
Face No 25

One Hundred Faces
Face No 26

One Hundred Faces
Face No 27