Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Facepaint update

 
I've added more layers to this portrait.  I'm still not sure if its going where I want it to yet.  Parts of it are, parts not yet.  The right eye won't cooperate, but I'm hoping to persuade it to before long.

The paint around the eyes will be more smudged and defined at the same time.  The hair is a wig and bright blue.  That's a challenge and I may have to call in a bit of pastel to help me out on it in places. At least the 300lb paper is robust and allows some flexibility in scrubbing back without damaging the surface.


The whole piece is a little creepy but interesting at the same time.

11 comments:

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Jeanette, I think this is fantastic! Maybe "creepy" is not the right word - how about "haunting"? Stays with you. Thanks for posting.

Kiri said...

it draws you in, looking forward to seeing it finished.

Susan Liles said...

Ooohh, I like this one! Looking forward to the finished painting. Looks great so far.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda, its a bit unusual but that's what makes portraiture interesting.

Kiri, its good if it has that effect on the viewer, wanting them to know more.

Thank you Susan. I'm fitting it in where I can. Its the crazy season for me.

Diahn said...

Yes - haunting...I think it is absolutely fantastic - maybe my favorite portrait by you...

Jennifer Rose said...

haunting is def. the better word. this is looking really good, would freak my sister out with it looking like an evil clown lol

RHCarpenter said...

Very moving...and the crop you did would make a very powerful painting! It's one that makes me want to spend time viewing...looking at all the details and thinking, "What does this mean?" Whenever you can get that response, you've done a good job!

A Brush with Color said...

Amazing!

black bear cabin said...

wow...i think its really coming together nicely...and i dont think its creepy at all, especially with your choice of colors! Her gaze is captivating!

Anonymous said...

This is quite stunning, Jeanette! I really want to see this finished.

Blade21292 said...

I am not "Anonymous" but these comment thingies are giving me fits lately! LOL!

This is quite stunning, Jeanette! I really want to see this finished.