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Pearshaped

Friday, 24 November 2017

Head hugging!

My latest page for Art Journal Journey is a bit of an experiment! It's  technique that I learnt from Lindsay Mason many years ago!
 I found this picture in a magazine. I made a background with Dylusions sprays and then gessoed over the cut out image
I then used paint to make my own image...
 ..poor girl she had to have a nose job after hubby said she looked a bit like my son's French Bulldog, and I tried really hard with the mouth, but think she will have to have a another makeover sometime soon!!

This is for my '101 Ways to Keep Warm' theme and I am also linking to Paint Party Friday

Thanks for looking, Chris


15 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

I think she just looks very cold, but isn't trying to shiver. She's making the please it is time to go inside face. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Great way to use a given image Chris, love this idea. I think we in the UK will be hugging our heads daily with the falling temperatures and we could all use a hat just like this one..
Warm Hugs Tracey xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I tried this technique once and I have to admit, you did a FAR better job than I did. I think this is fabulous and was proud you tried. Ask T if he can do better (GRIN)! It's a wonderful AJJ entry, too.

Clare Lloyd said...

Great art

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun piece, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

this is a great idea to paint over a face and play. I have yet to try it but you now have me inspired to do it sooner rather than later:)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

O.k. maybe Cara Delevingne has a lovelier mouth in real - but please don't listen what hubby tells you! As I started with faces my family always laughed at my paintings - but I carried on and now they say that I paint good faces meanwhile and get the expression of the people I paint. You painted her the most wonderful eyes she could wish for! I think you got her expression very well - good job Chris and I am really serious about this! I did this technique as well - we called it "overpainting technique" - learned it from YT - I don't know from whom exactly-
it was/is super to start with faces I think - in the end nobody can see that you took a magazine image to overpaint it! But I always put too much white gesso on the images and couldn't see exactly what was underneath - so I had to first take a photo of the image as later reference.
Now as I am more in Mixed Media I woud take clear gesso, or a mix of acrylic medium with white gesso to overpaint.
You inspired me, maybe if I see a lovely image I will try this techique again!

Great idea and I love all the wonderful colours you used! This blues are heavenly and I like the colours you have used much more as the colours on the initial magazine photo.
Happy weekend my friend and host!
oxo Susi

laurie said...

I think you did a great job,, I find faces soooooo hard to do, thanks for sharing her!!!

Mrs.B said...

I think you've done well Chris, so take no notice of hubby, I'm no good at painting faces, so this sounds like a good technique.
Avril xx

Little Artbee said...

Great page, you did a good job. Painting a portrait is not so easy.
Dear Greetings and a happy weekend.
Sabine

Meggymay said...

Well done Chris, you did a fantastic make over, this sounds a great idea. I would make my hubby have a go and see how he did, so take no notice , this is a great page.
Yvonne xx

Jennifer McLean said...

We call them toques here in canada and they sure do keep your head warm, cool lay out, lol, hug your head. It made me smile. Visiting from PPF. Oh, I'm having a HUGE Christmas Giveaway on my site, the giveaway closes midnight Sunday night pacific time. Here's the link... http://justaddwatersilly.com/2017/11/21/christmas-giveaway/

geistige_Schritte said...

what a wonderful after painted picture of the photo!!!!
Have a nice sunday
Elke

minnemie said...

Oh what a fun technique! I LOVE the background. I am not familiar with Dylusions sprays - I will look it up! Gorgeous effect.

Giggles said...

You know what I love her expression and I agree with what Susi said keep going not matter what others say!! I've done this a few times and always find the faces to be more real with great expressions!! Very inspirational!!

Peace Giggles