Sunday, November 23, 2014

wip, mixed media on board

if you look hard enough you can see a face off to the left.

in gathering up paintings for my upcoming show i found 

this little painting.  i was about to have it framed when 

i noticed that her head that i thought so charming was way off centered.  

my workshop teacher, frank minuto, said that when

his mentor wanted to change apart of a painting

he glued something on top of it and repainted.  hmmmm,

i could do that.  so i glued tissue on top of it.

but before i got a chance to paint a new face, i framed, matted,

delivered and helped to hang over 40 paintings and there are 

more to come.  almost everything else has taken a back seat

to impending deadlines.  this painting is a reflection of my state right now...head on a 

little crooked and wanting to right itself.  my wonderful friends, 

evie and joann

are creating a stunning solo show.  their  efforts and enthusiasm has filled my heart.

if you live in the area, i'd love to see you on december 7.

wishing you a wonderful weekend.

posting with ava and kristin and the creative folks at paint party friday.


  1. I think we all feel a little crooked sometimes Irene ;) It sounds like life is a little hectic at the moment. I actually love the way the hint of a face peeps through. I wish you success in your forthcoming exhibition and thank you so much for your comment on my blog, the idea of oceans connecting like minded creative souls has captured my heart... xx

  2. I really like your work Irene...thanks for visiting me.

  3. Irene I see two amazing faces.... I love the mystery of this piece!! I can understand the frenzy it must be trying to get everything to your liking!! Don't forget to enjoy and good luck!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. I love that the head is a bit off kilter. Adds more interest and give the viewer something to think about. I wish I lived closer so I could come to your show.
    Good luck and good sales.

  5. I really love this mysterious artwork, there is a story here.
    Good luck with your show.

  6. Wonderful idea to put tissue over it, I like it that you can still see the face. Sure wished I was in the area, I'd definitely come and have a look at all your art!

  7. Nice work, Irene. I also would love to attend if I lived anywhere near. It sounds wonderful.