Thursday, January 6, 2011

"100 Faces, No. 82"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite

Up until this one, I hadn't sketched out the face first - on the previous 81, I just started painting. I started with the bold orange as the ground, used a black Sharpie and quickly drew the shape of the head, hints of the eyes, nose and mouth and used a more oiled-down paint. I immediately loved the severe nature of the portrait - kept the angular lines and edges, kept a lot of the ground showing through and stopped when I was thrilled with it.


carol morgan carmichael said...

Love how raw you left this. I think it is so great when you can share your enthusiam about something you just painted. Own it baby!
When I got my KJ easel out today I smiled when I thought of where it originated. Fun memories! Loving it.

JanettMarie said...

You used a black sharpie to sketch it out?
Is that a new approach?

The "100 Faces" are fun to watch... Thanks!