Sunday, January 29, 2012

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM!



I started putting color on yesterdays start. OMG! Get out the gesso and collage papers, what a disaster!  One thing that experience teaches is when to cut your losses, and start again.  Actually, I had made some major mistakes in the scale of each head, so even if the technique had worked out, the drawing was flawed.  Anyway, I decided to go with Tyvek this time and was able to complete the painting from drawing to last glaze in 4 or 5 hours.  I took a break in between to let it dry.  Now that I am looking at it on the computer, I see a few adjustments I would like to make.  Overall, I am pleased with this one. It is a good likeness of three out of the four heads.  2 down, 18 to go!

5 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is just beautiful, Myrna. I love that these are your men. The piece has a haunting quality!

Cynthia S. said...

Wow, I really like this one!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna,
It's so exciting watching you develop your series. I like the mystery and power of this one; fun!

. said...

I love it, and I really enjoy seeing how you did this in different steps. My first time visting your blog, glad I found it!!! A lot of great posts, have to keep reading more.

Great work!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow Myrna...I agree with CrimsonLeaves...a haunting quality. It's a moving piece.

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