Thursday, March 24, 2011

Artwork in Progress

Here is a photo collage of my work in progress, if you want to see the details just click to enlarge image.Below are images that I will explain where I am at with this mixed media acrylic painting.

This image is showing the detail of the papers mixed in for layers and texture of the hair below shows hair prior to layering of papers.

From this point I felt my  painting needing spaces filled with textures. You can see in the image below that I have layered more papers onto the canvas.

Here is where I am working with charcoal  pencil to the background over layers of paint and papers.

I am being brave and showing you this. Here I am unhappy with the eye, but working on the background.

First adding elements of paint that is very wet and dripping I go on to morph it some more with inks and changing  the eye and other aspects of the painting. The third image in the photo collage at the top of the post shows you part of the end results. I will post more for you to see later. Honestly I don't know that I am in love with this painting but I can tell you there were many times I almost stopped, just not knowing where to go but then I would just say to myself. OK, what is the worst thing that could happen? You just paint over the whole canvas. So push on and experiment!
I must say I had to grab Sammie as my model for the side view of the eye and nose. Try getting an 8yr old to sit still while her friends are waiting online for her to take a turn in a magical land of games that she loves to create creatures and play in! It was short lived but helped.
I almost was going to post what some of my day looks like with photos, but I have to organize, re-size and upload so maybe in a week or so.
Do you ever find yourself just not in love with something you made? Do you keep pushing on?

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. ~ Gail Sheehy