Wednesday, February 10, 2010

4 x 4 mixed media

I have a little 4 x 4 studio wrapped canvas to show today. This started out as a lesson piece from Sharon's (All Norah'S art) faces class but I flubbed it really bad not once but twice! I didn't want to just toss or let a piece of canvas go to waste so I went off on my own, gave up on the paint and used caran d'ache, portrait pastels and touches of stabilo pencil. The background is nearly totally lost because I re-worked this so many times. The background is a dictionary print, washed with acrylic paint and a house transfer. The print does show on the sides but I didn't get a picture of that. Of course, the flowers and butterfly to finish are from napkins.
I was looking at a photo to do this face. I'd say who it is but I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate it. LOL! Her eyes do look comparable but that's about it.
Later today I'll watch the class video's once again and start another canvas and hopefully will end up up with something to show! As usual click on image for a larger view.