Monday, July 20, 2009

RESOLVED!


After much contemplation, I decided to darken the dark areas and let the collage paper be the mid value. But first I needed to correct the drawing and sharpen the dark shapes. I cut a piece of tracing paper the size of my painting and redrew the shapes correcting as I went. I covered the lines on the back of the tracing paper with white watercolor crayon and transferred the drawing onto the painting. I kept the light on the left side of the painting very warm and had the face dissolve into collage paper. I like the ambiguous foreground/background interplay with this painting and the values finally work for me.

13 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, I like how you resolved this piece. It's exciting! I am impressed at how much you experiment with materials, approaches and your images. Truly creative and artistic!

Chris Beck said...

This works so well, Myrna!! Really cool how you pushed through the problems and came through with this great piece.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Good decision, Myrna. I love the way the face emerges from the collage background.

Kathy McChesney said...

Wow - what a powerful piece. Hope that one goes into a show. My first thoughts were "What a talent." Thanks so much for sharing your process once again. You are a master.

lucy warlick said...

Every post from you gives me something to contemplate. And I always learn something. Thanks.

Cynthia said...

This is a wonderful piece of work!!! Gorgeous!!

Gail Storti said...

WOW...after a somewhat "rough" start, according to you, this turned out fabulous. It inspires me to try things that are out of my comfort zone. You truly are an inspiration!! Can't wait to see what's next!

Cindi said...

wow!! you are a multi talented, VERY creative lady!!! i love how this turned out... and the creases(wrinkles) are spot on... its great how you have so much fun with your art and are willing to take wonderful risks!!
thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

Terri Hill said...

It's so cool that you let us be a part of your process. Thanks! I love the final outcome.

RHCarpenter said...

You worked it out and now it's a good painting. The best part is, like Chris says, how you push through problems and come out the other side with a winner :)

Dan Kent said...

Sounds awfully complex, but it ended up amazingly beautiful and haunting.

Barbara Weeks said...

Beautifully done!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

this is wonderful! i also love how you 'stick to it' and arrive at a great solution...lessons to be learned in that (for me).

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