Did an on line class with Karyn Gartel painting stylized portraits. I discovered that it is hard for me to do stylized as I tend to go realistic even though I don't do realistic very well. Nor, I discovered, do I follow direction well. I really know for sure now how rebellious I truly am. I just couldn't seem to follow the instructions and kept going off and doing my own thing.
I started off just fine cutting up decorative papers and gluing the pieces to the canvas. I also did well adding the gesso. But then, I had to bring in my own little signature into the mix and started to glue down some torn book pages and writing over the gesso. I didn't follow the instructions for the face either as I didn't really like what I was drawing so I did my own interpretation. Then I needed to add ephemera on top of that so I stuck a flower in her hair, used decorative paper for her dress and trim on the bustline and added some netting that was calling out to me for texture.
Okay, so I probably should have stuck to the instructions just to see what would happen but it just didn't seem right to me. The good news is that I like how it turned out and I started another one.
I'm so grateful to be able to share my art with others. I'm mixed media and love doing lots of different mediums. My main stay is calligraphy of course and most of my art has words in them, hence "The Word is ART". Hope you like what you see and come back often.
Have a blessed day. Renee
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