Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Nose job completed

I got the courage last night and this morning to go back and give this newest face a nose job and other facial tweaks. I still have a ways to go but at least this time I can say I like her now. One note, however, there's a speck showing right above her nostril....that's not really there! That's a speck from the scanner because I was bad and didn't check and clean the window before scanning. That will teach me!! I find enough bad spots without creating some that aren't even there!
I did change the hair a bit, added some background back in, added flowers to her hair. The bird, flowers and butterfly are cut from napkins and touched up with paint. I didn't show the sides of the canvas....it's a studio canvas with 1 3/8 inch sides so I did a crackle finish and tried to make it look like weathered wood. But then I got white paint on my fingers and managed to get that spotted on the sides. LOL! It'll do. And so I do think I'll go ahead and dare to gift this one. Hopefully the Fairy girl will be happy with it for real and not just looking at a picture. So here's the final piece after surgery:

We have SUN and BLUE skies today! Actually, the sun made an appearance finally, yesterday around noon ! We're going to have almost a week of warmer temps and pretty days before it goes back to snow, cold and gloom. March and April are always roller coaster rides. Our temps are going to hit 40! I can tell you that when we go into town there will be people in shorts walking around with no jackets! That's a virtual heat wave!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another Painted face

I finished a 2nd face painting on a 4 x 4 studio canvas. Well, I shouldn't say finished because she has problems and needs repair.....mostly she's going to have a nose job done and hopefully she won't need a whole face lift/reconstruction when she gets it! I'm going to show her tonight anyway and then when and if she's all fixed, then I can show the difference. In my mind she was going to be a gift but she didn't turn out good enough so some poor birthday fairy is going without a gift. If I can do the nose job right, then maybe it'll be a gift again. LOL!
I have to say that Sharon's (All Norah'S art) class is just wonderful and her instruction videos are clear, easy to follow and fun. Doesn't mean that I follow along and make instant perfect faces as there's a learning curve to learning to paint more free and with a bigger brush and lighter paint. But it's fun and I'm starting to get it. I love being able to see what all the other members are doing. Some of the first time painters are just amazing with their faces! When I thought about that, I actually did better painting way back when I knew nothing at all and simply bought a pattern book, some oil paints and decided to paint! I painted on any wood I could my hands on and I didn't do so bad....even sold a lot! But now, I out-do myself, worry too much, want to be perfect and try too many things all at the same time. I want to go back and just be free to do art again.....good or bad....just art....but still learn to be better at it. I do need to go back to the basics.....the basics I never started with, just jumped in and painted!
So here she is for now. I hope I can fix her and show her again! Click for a bigger view.