Sunday, December 13, 2009

PROGRESS



Here is the progress I am making on this painting. The original painting is getting buried deeper with each step and is barely visible now. It is also getting more realistic. I do love coloring over the rough collage surface. I noticed some adjustments I need to make in a few areas. I also need to integrate the clothing with the face and hands, stylistically. I think I can leave the background alone. The painting is taking on a life of its own and becoming quite different than my original intention. That's fine with me. Sometimes original intention is just the impetus that gets us started and the fun journey is to see where it leads.

16 comments:

meera said...

Its pretty cool to see your paintings evolve!!

Dan Kent said...

Love the molding of the face - so well done!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Yummy textures and colors. I love that you nearly obliterated the original under painting, but I know it affects the outcome anyway.

Kathy said...

The transformation is remarkable, Myrna. I'm particularly struck by the geometry and columnar strength of the hand supporting your head.

carolpete said...

I love it !!! I need to try some of this!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

this is absolutely stunningly beautiful! I can't wait to see your slide show of the progression of this piece. I hope you will have one!!!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, This portrait has power! Such strong color. I think the under-layers add to the mystery.

KathyM said...

Really love the jewel tone colors and the textures in the face. I liked it through every stage.

BMoon said...

Fantastic texture....love especially that close up you posted.

Rita Sklar said...

Beautiful work! Very rich color and texture. Thanks so much for sharing your process.

Sandra Rowney said...

Your blog is so interesting as I'm working in a similar way on big paintings of buildings, Norwich Cathedral at the moment; painting over collage over painting is like driving too fast down a dirt track...

Desiree said...

Gosh I love this journey, so glad I am on it with you!

Lena said...

I like this portrait a lot. It is very intense. The deep set eyes seem to me the center of the painting, which draws you in.

From there my eyes travel around to discover textures and shapes, which
are subtle, but there.

Billie Crain said...

Love your bold colors and that texture coming through is awesome. It adds an entirely new dimension to this portrait.

artybecca said...

I agree with BMoon...the close up shot is so interesting. I love seeing all the little lines. Great picture!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

wow. just wow.

i love it.

kelly

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