Wednesday, March 31, 2010

REMember her! LOng Long time ago i did her sketch for Suzi Blu's Goddess and Poet class...i LOve on line classes! I get behind (really far behind) and the class is right there waiting for me to pick the project back up again. a project already planned out (thank you very much) no thinking up my own practice piece, or learning about new product...there all ready!
Well with this sketch she is now ready to add pencil and the beginning of the inks background.

Here color pencils have been started for the tone of her face and ink for the background abstract ...it can be hair or a headdress.


THEN...this was a hard step for me BUT...I worked through it and actually in person it makes a really huge difference in texture.


Adding paste to the piece...now suzi added lots more than i did...








The modeling paste (which i didn't have so I used some really thick gesso) has been redone to show a face again and more ink has been added.








She is finished my 'background' had to become a headdress...and appropriately she looks as if she is crying 9she is supposed to!)




thanks for looking...

keep going two more posts were added tonight to show glass pieces i have been working on the last few weeks...
cast glass boxes...with a tutorial about how they come about.

:)

13 comments:

~Barb~ said...

Wow, Mar...she is so gorgeous! Such depth and such a sadness to her. Awesome!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Dianne said...

your painting turned out beautifully. such a lovely face! well done!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I know why you've been so quiet lately. I was really worried about you. Looks like you have been busy in your studio, though. I'm thrilled to learn about the glass box process. I see you have a kiln, and I'm trying to learn as much as I can using one.

Again, I'm so glad you are well, and I love both the gorgeous painting and the glass box tutorial.

Nathalie G. said...

I LOVE her, she's fantastic.

Nathalie G. said...

I LOVE her, she's fantastic.

Diane said...

Hi Mar! I'm in Suzi's class with you. I love what you did with her and admire your courage!! :) I couldn't bring myself to putting paste on my face, but watching your steps has encouraged me to do it! I signed up for her Piety and Passion class, and just started practicing--these faces are a challenge. I'm glad that I found your blog--I found it through Bleubeard and Elizabeth's--I'll be following!!

Jackie said...

Hi , I just found your blog as well saw the link on "Just my little bit" it was the beautiful face that drew me:)
You did a fantastic job!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Mary! I think she is lovely! I like all the different subtle colors you used in the shading ... warm yellows, reds, and even blues. Very nice! :-)

Ophelia said...

You amaze me!!! Truly you do!

Ophelia said...

Love, love, love this!!

Mary said...

Mar, this turned out fantastic!!!
I clicked to get a better view - I love it!!!

Linda said...

Hi...I'm so sorry I'm late but I just wanted to say WOW!!! This is fantastic....well done you!
Hope you're proud - you should be.... :-)
Hugs
Linda x

mary schweitzer said...

This is one of my favorite things you have done! She is beautiful!