Monday, December 30, 2013

DELIVERED AS PROMISED!


Here is the final painting on a half sheet 15 x 21.  Below is how it started out with the collage before I added the faces.  Starting in the upper left hand corner the subjects are: Fellow artist and friend Ted Nuttall, the "stranger", Nephew Scott Zavalo.  Row 2: Nephew Donald Zavalo, Me, Brother in Law David Wacknov.  Bottom row:  Fellow artist and friend Mark Mehaffey, fellow artist and friend Ken Goldman and husband, Jerry Wacknov.  Why the stranger?  Cause I didn't have this totally thought out and I started with that interesting face.  In retrospect, I would have preferred using a another friend in this spot.  It does create an interesting title, however.  If I didn't tell you who everybody was, you might think everyone is trying to figure out who the stranger is.  Kind of a visual "CLUE" game.


22 comments:

Carol Nelson said...

What a beautiful collection of portraits. You rock, Myrna.

Art Group 360 said...

You're amazing!

Art Group 360 said...

You're amazing

CrimsonLeaves said...

I have to agree with Carol's comment and I am so happy to see the pieces as a whole. Love that you are in the center and each of the men look so handsome!! What type of adhesive do you use to lay in the tissue paper? I've used Mod Podge but do not like the feel or look unless to decoupage and even then I can't imagine painting on that gluey surface. When I've used it, I ultimately seal with a varnish which helps to get rid of that gluey feel.

barbra koenig said...

Really remarkable. . You are endless in your talent.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna,

What an excellent finish to the year! I find it interesting that the stranger’s portrait is the one looking directly at the viewer, another visual clue?

I switched back and forth between the collage view and the final view. I like how the collage under-“painting” adds visual interest to your portrait and supports the composition. But, it is the group of portraits that really sing!

barbra koenig said...

It is magnificent. You are so gifted. Happy new year

Marie Laurent burdick said...

You are an amazing artist and I am continually surprised by the beauty and creativeness of you art. You are an inspiration

Rita Sklar said...

It's lovely, and thanks for sharing your process. You look like the youngest of the lot, but that is unlikely!

Jeff Chase said...

So much good stuff...a "full" half sheet. Have a great new year.

Stan Kurth said...

Wonderful, Myrna!

Mary Paquet said...

Wonderful, Myrna. I like the stranger concept and I liked that I knew several of the artists and Jerry. Especially nice painting of you, Myrna. What a way to end 2013.

Jo Murray said...

That's a very impressive piece of work. Congratulations. Have a Happy and productive 2014.

RH Carpenter said...

This is great! Such an accomplishment. Perhaps you should title it: The Rose Between the Thorns :) ha ha Happy 2014!!

Michelle Himes said...

Awesome, Myrna! I love how your portraits come out with the collage underneath. Each small painting is a gem in and of itself, but really awesome as a whole.

Barb Sailor said...

This painting is awesome, stunning, creative and downright inspiring! Such great work!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Everyone has been so generous with their kind comments. I hope you all have a very satisfying and productive year creating art that is meaningful to you.

Christine Peterson said...

I love your loose yet controlled portraiture. An amazing compilation. You have been a constant inspiration to me since your San Diego class. Thank you for sharing your journey so generously.

Christine Peterson said...

I love your loose yet controlled portraiture. An amazing compilation. You have been a constant inspiration to me since your San Diego class. Thank you for sharing your journey so generously.

Coreopsis said...

What an excellent idea! I loved the tissue paper collages you started with too. These (this) is really really beautiful.

Coreopsis said...

What an excellent idea! I loved the tissue paper collages you started with too. These (this) is really really beautiful.

Meera Rao said...

Seeing them all together is a treat - nice collection :)) I like how the tissue paper backgrounds are different yet tie all the pieces together - especially with such great texture! And wish you a very happy new year!

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