Saturday, May 30, 2009

Painting

Well, last night, I had a horrific headache and got rid of it taking Excedrin at bedtime.. .meaning.. I was up almost all night. And, for the first time ever, I got out of bed to paint! I started my new painting as a new "chapter" of my personal story so it won't be pretty. I will show this one in progress... always a scary thing to do. Sharon inspired me to paint without an initial sketch but to let the face emerge on it's own. Also, a recent painting she did had a lot of blue undertones in the skin and I was drawn to it over and over again. I carried this into my painting as I now realize the significance of the color, which I am not going to explain at this stage of the game. ;P
I took the first picture at about 1:30 this morning.... really bad lighting. I then started adding paper mache' strips of fabric and plaster. I will continue adding other textural layers for movement around the face.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh Angie, I can already tell this is going to be fabulous. And wasn't it fun to start the face without a sketch. I'm so addicted to it. Thank you for letting me know that you watched my video. That just plain thrills me.
I like what your doing with texture and "life" swirlling around your face. I'll be back to see more progress. I'm having a paint day today too.

rscoach said...

Wow! Angie - love what you're starting - really feel the depth where you're going - I love the rawness of the painting and how you're allowing your own rawness to come thru - thnx for sharing with us - look forward to following your progress - much love - reva (los angeles)

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Joanne Huffman said...

very powerful and full of emption already.

Joanne

Fran Saperstein said...

Very different for you, but very deeply emotional, too. I'm so glad you did this. I knew you were itching to paint! Hope your head is feeling good today. xo, Fran

Kris Henderson said...

well wow! that is impressive really!! It seems organic in nature and those piercing eyes...
It's great!