Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Face 18




I really struggled with this face; I started it last week with the intention of posting it for Valentine’s Day.  But I got stuck and messed up the background.  Yesterday, when tidying up my work desk I found it buried under a pile of paper.  I really liked how the face and rose had turned out, so taking courage into my hands I got my paints out and mixed up a lot of watery paint, I started to flick and dribble paint.  It was nearly right, but the background and girl were like two different works.  So holding my breath I got out my white acrylic and flicked and dribbled paint over the girl.  It worked!  Phew!  

The moral of this is that never give up on a painting, there is always a part of it that works.  Even if you have to cut that bit out and collage it to another work, you will be able to save it in some way.  I think this has turned out way better than my original composition, which was a bit smoultzy! The background was a sunset!

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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful portrait indeed! And I could always use a reminder to take a fresh look at something I thought wasn't working:)

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  2. Dear Sharon,
    I love this painting and I am glad to see you have not given up.
    I know that even, if after some time an image gets back into the fingers ...
    i agree with Paulette, I think, she is beautiful.
    Sending hugs
    Erika

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  3. This is a beautiful and dramatic pinting. i am glad you didnt give up on it and took the risks, this is a real inspiration, thanks for sharing

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  4. It certainly worked Sharon! This is a beautiful portrait! So great that you took the risk and didn't give up!

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  5. Sharon ~ she is beautiful! Wow! ~ ^_^

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  6. You saved her from going in the trash bin!! Yay!! She's perfect.

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  7. Now this is talent...I love her so much....it's so beautiful! Love the movement in this... she IS perfect....So delicate and the way the light hits...gorgeous!!

    Hugs Hugs

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