Thursday, March 17, 2011

Reflection


A different kind of reflection this time! I've become intrigued with faces in miniature lately. I'm going to post a couple of these over the next few days. Totally experimental, loads of fun, probably a long, long way to go...

They aren't going to be for sale because I'll be referring back to the first few. This one was painted from a photo from the Reference Image Library at WetCanvas. I'm not sure it looks that much like the girl, but that isn't my greatest concern. I want to use good contrast, capture a mood, and paint loosely, with painterly strokes and fresh colors. This one pleased me.

And yes, it's the same size, 3.5" x 2.5", and is painted on Pastelmat.

NFS

3 comments:

  1. I'm utterly blown away by how much detail you are able to get in such a small piece. I don't know that you have all that far to go, but I think you will have fun getting there. Wherever there is?

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  2. Very nice, the best of these on view !!!

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  3. Margo, sorry I missed your post back on the 18th! Thank you! "There" is relative, isn't it??

    Thanks, Anonymous-- I love the painterliness of this one and would love to be able to begin to express things with this same style and loose quality. Glad to hear you like it.

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