Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer of Color week 2 +

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.
man from NY Times supplement

51 comments:

  1. You are on a roll with your portraits and stencils!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thanks so much Mary - congrats on becoming a "Stencil Girl"!

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  2. You do good faces. Love the Summer of Color piece. (I have been calling it Colors of Summer myself).

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    1. thanks so much Faye - I am really having fun with it this time around

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  3. I love the way you have painted the woman, so much depth and energy! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Tammie - encouragement is a wonderful thing!

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  4. She's so beautiful! Just a gorgeous face, especially her eyes.

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    1. Thanks Terri - trying to work on all parts of the face - but eyes are so important

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  5. Love your bald lady, what fun! Valerie

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    1. Bit of a new direction for me! Thanks for always being so supportive!

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  6. Yes your bald lady is fun. I love your faces. Your faces always have feeling.:) Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks so much Gloria - I very much appreciate your comments.

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  7. She is stunningly beautiful! I love 1 Corinthians 13:13 as well. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Arnoldo - always appreciate your comments!

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  8. How beautiful she is!. She emanates love & kindness :). Beautiful background, looks spiritual. I LOVE it!

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  9. Love your bald lady she is full of character...and the love on her head says it all!! The man is a grumpy pants....but good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks - although the face is too wide - that guy did indeed look like that!

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  10. love that heart on her face... it is turning into a great series... love the bald ladies...xx

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    1. Thanks so much Tracey-didn't start as an idea for a series but seems to be going there.

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  11. lovely portraits Gina. Such beauty!

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  12. I love the light emanating from his eyes!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE your "bald lady!" She is so beautiful!!!! You created a wonderful work of art for the SOC challenge and you used the colors perfectly!!!!

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    1. Thank you Sharon - that is so encouraging!

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  14. that's interesting way to say - love is most important whatever we do :)

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    1. I saw a piece of tag art in an old Somerset mag and thought she definitely needed some headgear! Thanks for stopping by

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  15. Great face and lovely cap on her head. Love the splash of color!

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    1. Thank you Denise - still praying for you

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  16. Awesome to be able to read the back stage of the paintings too. :D

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  17. She indeed has beautiful bone structure... oh for cheekbones like hers!:-)

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    1. me too!!! Thanks so much for the comment

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  18. Great sketch.... love her eyes!

    Karen x

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  19. Found it! :oD
    I love your bald lady! and your sketch of the man is perfect for the June Guys! ;oD

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    1. Glad you found it - thanks for being so persistent!

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    1. Thanks Cris - the tattoo I will never get!!

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  21. Love the layers and the portrait of the bold lady. :)

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  22. SO beautiful! I love the bald head and the word "Love" on it! Gorgeous work, thank you, xoxo

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    1. Thanks Kristin - I work harder on the facial structure when I can't hide my mistakes with hair - LOL

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  23. I love the colors and the heart on her face along with the quote. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  24. It is so wonderful to see a face that is different from the ordinary run, and your bald lady is beautiful. Occasionally I see a girl or woman with a shaven head, and think how lovely she looks, and your 'love' lady is so perfectly done. And somehow it's only now, on scrolling back to look at her again that I see the heart on her cheek! Your background fits with her so well.
    It's so nice to have you among my 'followers', I'm so glad to see you there - thank you.

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    1. You definitely made my day - that is so what I am striving for - something a bit different.

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  25. I love her eyes and her cap is just charming! What a neat shot of the alligator. I almost never draw the other half of the human race, when I do, they tend to end up looking like women anyway...

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