Thursday, January 13, 2011

"100 Faces, No. 87"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

Let me respond to a couple of questions while I'm snowbound ....... I don't anticipate I'll stop at 100. It's been the best warm-up exercise for me in the past few months and I thoroughly enjoy the subjects. With respect to how I choose the ground color for each piece, I should say it chooses me. I paint a batch of boards with all different tones, randomly, with acrylics - when I'm ready to start one, I grab whatever is there. No plan. I just adapt to the color and experiment with what happens. That's a lot of the enjoyment and discovery.


8 comments:

Linda Popple said...

When I saw your last painting i was struck that there are only a limited number left to paint. I'm happy that you have decided to continue. It is such fun to see these paintings and your commentary. Thank you!

Pamela Gatens said...

No. 87's eyebrows show that she is not happy with the whole situation. You captured her irritation perfectly!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Love the spontaneity! AND thank God for spell check...

Shelby Dillon said...

So glad to see you continuing, and thank you for the tidbit about your grounds. I have been curious!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fabulous. You couldn't stop if you tried. You're a painting machine!
To our advantage.

Margo said...

I too have been curious on the ground color, just didn't want to be too much of a pest. Enjoy your snow days.

Pamela Gatens said...

Nice side view and touch of color on his ear. Your drybrush looks great.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

That's what I love about you, I love how you say there is no plan, I just grab a pre-toned canvas and experiment! It is so freeing to hear that from you.