Monday, September 2, 2013

29 Faces Art Challenge, Day 2

untitled mixed media on canvas



this is is a canvas that i've had in a partially done stage 

for a while.  you can see a partial transfer in the bottom right corner.

it never felt right.  this go round i painted the whole canvas

with gold, turned it around and around until i finally

saw this face.  i sketched her in pencil then painted her in acrylic 

the painting was too shiny so i added some oil pastel then rubbed 

some off.  

whew.  she did not come easily.




13 comments:

  1. Love the texture on this piece and the colors are terrific. She is awesome. Thanks.
    gloria

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  2. oh wow Irene..I love all your faces and artwork at all!
    amazing!

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  3. I hope everyone will enlarge this to see the fantastic sheen and the colors. Awesome.

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  4. :) Irene I just love that gold, I often find the pieces I really have to work at please me most, something about winning the battle I think. Enlarged it as Faye suggested and Yes, fabulous colours.

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  5. She's beautiful I love the look on her face.

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  6. Your work is amazing. This face is so peaceful.

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  7. PS: Visitors, if you click on Irene's picture it will enlarge. :)

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  8. Lovely lovely layering! These are both so ethereal-looking.

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  9. Very interesting way to find her, but You did it and the painting is wonderful. It is so artistic and mythic. I like this very much.

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  10. Yes, the texture is totally amazing. The colors are perfect. I like the hidden face, too. You are really moving into your portrait self. Congratulations all around. Can't wait to see the others from now to the end of the month.

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  11. And an excellent way to end the critiques and free your creative spirit.

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  12. Love the expression in her face. The eyes are very intruiguing.
    xx Monique

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