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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Miniature Portrait #11

He has a happy crinkle eyed face, but somehow his eyes belie a bit of masked sadness just below the surface. Our faces become the roadmaps of the paths we've traveled in life. Some experiences etch more deeply into the terrain there--coloring and carving into new formations, like the wind and rain are wont to carve the soil beneath our feet.
The treatment in the upper left is a bit abstracted with touches of green and that happy turquoise. I'm finding the representation of "teeth" to be a challenge. A wise artist friend once told me to paint the light and shadow (cool/warm, dark/light), not necessarily the details of the object. Afterall, "it's just paint!"

3 comments:

Jim B said...
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Jim Bumgarner said...

Well, shucks, I see my tracks are left in the sand...lol. What I meant to say about this entry today Laura, is this: I really like this one!

ds watkins said...

Oh you are so good Laura, I really like the direction you are taking the portraits with the unusual coloring and loose open line. Just fabulous!