My Elizabethan Lady and I are somewhat at odds with each other. It's sort of crazy making trying to paint or draw people without a model. I'm not sure why I do it. Sometimes, I'm nearly driven to distraction, trying to figure out how much of their hair I would see from this angle, how much of the side of their face would show and how much would disappear on the other side. Like I said, it can drive me a little loonie. (don't say it!)
She's going to have jewels in her hair. I have moved them umpteen times, and now her head is getting poka dots. Also having a challenge with her eyes. It's the angle her head is at .. and I know her left eye is -- well let's just say it's wonky. I know if Nina saw her she would say she doesn't look real. WELL, I don't particularly want her to look real. I like those big black unreal looking eyes, thank you very much. So, I shall keep trying, experimenting, playing and hopefully she will end up on the wall, not in the bin.
Lenna commented that she liked the pattern of her dress. Secret: It's a stencil. Sort of a huge flourish. I thought it would be fun to try and make her dress. Her right shoulder needs to be lifted just a tad, however, I like it and using different colours of paints as I moved the portion of the stencil I was using was fun. One has to keep ones creative life interesting!
So, my lovelies, hope you had a great week. The weekend is upon us. May it be a wonderful relaxing time for all of us. Take care, and again, I so love it when you drop in. xxoo
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not. ~ Virgil Garnett Thomson