Well, I have been following Sharon Tomlinson at Norah’s and I have been intrigued by the process she is using to paint over magazine pictures to get a completely different picture. I have a huge stack of cardboard from work. These are 81/2×11 because they are the cardboard at the bottom of the packs of forms we use at work. Usually we just throw them out, but I started saving them and in a month had more than I will ever use.
Anyway, I pasted pictures on the cardboard and then painted over it. I have to say it is not as easy as she makes it look. I will need to practice and practice some more to ever be satisfied with this artform, but it was pretty fun and I had no expectations, so I could just have fun! At least I finally got back to the paint table. I think tomorrow I will try another. But in the meantime, here’s what I did:
Can you tell that I started with a close-up of a man’s face? I can, but I just wonder if anyone else can. She is certainly no beauty, but I am pleased with her. I really enjoyed the collage of her hair.
Let me know what you think about her, won’t you?