Starting with the Face in the World: I had a few ideas for this face. Should I give her hair? I really liked the idea, but was not sure if it was the right thing to do with this one...
So I tried with some tulle once in white as hat and ruff...
And a black veil, but I was not convinced, so I gave it a little more time and finally I decided
to give her a dress. As a tailor this was a fantastic option and I found some fabric matching her eyes and tulle to go with it. I stitched the edges and sewed the tulle onto the fabric with my sewing machine and added some beads and a tiny rose of tulle and fabric... now she is sent off to Audrey Breed and after her Milo Wylde Chin to make her complete! :-) A real delight to do this!
The next painting was quite untouched, meaning that apart from Beth who will receive her back in the end, nobody had worked on the painting. Beth Gould had used layers of paper collaged and there is Japanese writing included and I thought I would like to give her this Japanese touch and found a beautiful picture of a Japanese girl to paint from. I would have liked to continue working on her, as I think she is rather special, but she is also sent off to Audrey Breed in Tennessee!
I now want to show you a few portraits and drawings I have worked on.
There is this WIP, the little girl from Constantin Hansen, a Danish artist from the mid 1800.
And this painting/drawing in acrylic and pastels, both soft and oils
and an old man with wild hair, though it was even wilder in the photo!
Finally I have a drawing of a poppy-seed head:
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