Saturday, January 5, 2013

Face on Canvas

Well the holidays are over and another year has begun.  A few weeks ago, my good friend Sandy and I got together for an Art Journal day...just the two of us and lots of art supplies and one challenge...faces.  Now I don't recall trying to sketch faces since high school so my first attempts weren't great (although I will post the journal page I did later this week).  Over the next few weeks I have made several other attempts at just sketches but also had wanted to try a canvas and painting a face on it.  This is the result.

I adhered white tissue paper to the canvas making sure to capture lots of wrinkles.  I then scraped on layers of paint using a credit card.  I sketched in the face, then scraped on more colour and even did a little "finger painting" to help with some of the shading.  The quote written aling the shoulder says "Let your tears come. Let them water your soul."

Overall, I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at doing this on a canvas.