December 16, 2011

Blue...inspired by the art of Pam Carriker

one thing I am not confidant with is painting faces...I can sketch them ok but when it comes to actually using paint...scary! I was inspired by the art of Pam Carriker to just give it a go...if it turned out badly then I didn't have to tell anybody...I started with a reversed canvas and roughly coated with gesso before painting with black acrylic...so far so good...

I played with tones and shading, defining areas and adding the look of dimension...


she was coming together nicely...I used Helmar Tacky Glue to add my signiture swirls...


every motion of my brushes changed her...she was working with me...


I gave her just the one eye to see...it represents imperfection as beauty...after all who can really say what is beautiful...love is blind right?

I played with a floral stencil for both imagery and texture...


wow what a co-inky-dink that she has green eyes and a beauty spot...just like me...yup I had to throw myself in there as a symbol of imperfection...

I am so pleased with how well the faux lace turned out...


amazing how much the colour changes depending on the lighting


I got a bit carried away...or dedicated to her eye makeup...

The Words Or Whatever chipboard circle was exactly what was needed to finish the canvas...

depending where you stand to look at this, she can appear to be looking at the bird or straight ahead oh her...as if she is looking for something in the distance...

so here she is...Blue...not a mood but a feeling for colour.
The quote around the frame says "Look ahead to where your past has brought you"

16 comments:

Shairon said...

Wow Linda. I'm blown away by this image! I viewed each photo at a time so had no idea until the end how this would finally look. You MUST do more!

Squiddy said...

So much detailing, was a joy to watch the process through facebook too. And the shade of blue IS well away from the moody-blue, and closer to an adventurous sea blue Gooo Lindaaaa!

Julie said...

Totally, absolutely, fantastic and inspiring. I don't think you can now claim not to be able to paint faces.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I absolutely adore this in every way!!!
I loved following your progress on FB :D
Julie xx

Barb said...

Great work Linda!

Joanne Huffman said...

Very cool!

WW said...

Beautiful!

Joyful Art Stuff said...

Wow! what a great blog and this piece of art is superb! Is it for sale? - kind regards Joyce

Hardwick Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda. Stunning!!

Shairon said...

This is a stunning piece Linda, as I said earlier but my post isn't here now :( I'm sure lots of other peeps would have posted too so reckon there is a technical glitch.

Pam Tucker said...

I LOVE her! She's exquisite! Thank you for showing your process. It was fascinating to watch the transformation. :-)

WW said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Gaby Bee said...

Best wishes for the festive season. Hope it’s a fabulous Christmas for you and yours! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2012!

Gaby

Irene said...

She's incredible. What a GREAT creation.

Stitchety Grub said...

Luv her -just gorgeous :D

Home of the Fairy Smasher said...

Linda..your work is amazing! I'm so inspired. Sadly, I'm too lazy to get off my butt and get busy! Love you and enjoy your work!