Writing a blog post can be rather a challenge on many levels.
Energy, Time, Commitment and IDEAS..
There are weeks when I can't think of anything that might be interesting to share. (Don't want to bore you!) There are other weeks when ideas jump like O.R. popcorn out of a kettle with lid OFF!
I started this blog years ago and the purpose and theme have changed with time.
But the primary focus was to discuss ART. (I do wander and stray away at times.)
Searching for something fresh to share on a weekly basis,
it occurred to me to post faces painted in a very serious manner, faces in sketches and faces in a really crazy, folksy sort of way.
Once a week I will slip one or two Faces into the pot and see what comes out.
Today I share two:
This oil was done several years ago...one I wish I had not sold.
This is portrait of a Tibetan woman in her beautiful turquoise and coral adornments. I love the deep burgundy blushed cheeks of the nomadic Tibetan people. Oil on black under painted panel.
Did I mention that these would be serious mixed with punky-funky. This painting along with 5 others in the series, are inspired by the life of Edith Piaf. I was totally smitten after seeing the movie of her life, and listening to her raspy amazing voice for hours on end.
Marion Cottilard won a best actress academy award for her amazing transformation as Edith.
Acrylic, gouache, oil pastel, pencil, India Ink,
bamboo pen, and fingers!!! Lots of luscious layers.
Next week I will share a few more portraits.
Feel free to download for your own personal use.