|And the greatest of these is love|
|alligator in Savannah wildlife refuge|
To the left is my latest bald lady. Layers of paint, stencils and collage are my favorite techniques and are found here. I also used some Pan Pastels on her face. I find that I pay more attention to features and structure this way - I often use hair as a way to cover wonky head shape or face elements. I am a great admirer of Pam Carriker's portraits (and her art in general). I love the way she "architects" portraits that are built on musculature and bone structure - but are still full of so much character. (and I get to take a class with her in Saluda NC in October - wahoo!!!). The photo is from the Savannah wildlife preserve from a trip yesterday with my grandson. Sadly we only saw 2 alligators - he was hoping for more. Below is evidence that I am also sketching the other half of the human race - this man was in a Sunday paper magazine section - his face is a bit wider than IRL - but otherwise close to how he looked. This was meant to be a quick sketch so i didn't go back to fix much.
The lady is my entry for Summer of Color (not Color of Summer as i called it last week). You can find the challenge here - Go check all the wonderful art there and participate yourself. This week was orange and hot pink. I am also linking to Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristin - more eye candy to view! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look - have a blessed and art filled day.