Friday, March 8, 2013

COOL BRACELETS

Guess what?  I am the Guest Poster on Art Journal Every Day today - Go check it out!!
"COOL BRACELETS"


Another girl started with a graphite sketch.
I was going for a "Vogue" sophisticated 'do but ended up with a Dutch Boy haircut!  Do you remember that paint and logo?  Years ago my SIL had her hair cut in a cute blonde bob and all three of her brothers (including my husband) kept calling her Dutch Boy.  Boys are stupid!!
Here is how she was first finished off - added some ink that I thought was going to be turquoise and ended up being a sickly color of green - blech!  Plus the white background was just adding to her ghastly grey complexion and her neck was too wide for me so . . . 
I fixed it by cutting her out of the picture, trimming down that football player neck and collaging her onto some warm toned patterned paper.  I think she looks much happier here and the green ink is kinda cool in small doses.
Linking to Paint Party Friday,

29 comments:

Kimberly Jones said...

She looks great on her new background!

Lori Wostl said...

Found you via Art JOurnaling Every Day - love your process! Lori W at Art Camp for Women

Melanie said...

I like what you did with here. I will check out art journal every day.
Liefs, Melanie

Kim said...

Wonderful what you did with her, love it. HPPF!

Janet said...

I like how you "fixed" her...she looks great. Congrats on the Art Journaling Every Day.

La Abela said...

I think a modern girl, have you tried the image very firmly and securely. Saludos

Netty said...

Your modern girl looks great with that background.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on being the Guest Poster on Art Journal Every Day today!

Love this portrait, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Dianne said...

Your faces are fantastic, and I like the variety of expressions! congrats on the interview...

Tracey Fletcher King said...

congrats on the interview... about to head over and have a read and really love the painting... the background really brings it together, and I like her dutch boy haircut... think it looks quite stylish...xx

Aga Gasiniak said...

Grat painting. I love her hair and green paint on the top of her head. Fantastic effect. Have a great PPF!!

Terri Corona said...

Great save! I think the ink around her hair is really striking.

veronica said...

COngrats on your Balzer blog post!
I love this one's burgandy/plum lips! great color!

peggy gatto said...

I love this!!

Linda said...

Really wonderful art portraits and interview at AJED!! Happy PPF too!

Jessica Sporn said...

I was so happy to see you featured on AJED. I really enjoyed hearing about your journey and will take so much of your advice to heart. As always, beautiful portrait. There's something very French about her to me -- just beautiful with her frank gaze and burgandy lips!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Thats great news to be guest poster, I will have to have a look. Love your girl today, she looks lovely against that background

Giggles said...

She is wonderful...love how you feminized her!! She did look a bit manly and then you completely softened her up...Beautiful!! Love this fun style!

I had a little dutch girl hairstyle when I was little basically a flip at the bottom!!Thanks for the memory!!
Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Great idea to cut her out, she looks much better on the new background! Congrats on being the guest poster! I follow Julie's blog and had read it already. Very interesting post!

Lynn Cohen said...

Very cool lady! And yes I remember Dutch Boy! Great art painting, collage!

Kim Henkel said...

WOW... love the girl! and love the post at Art Journal Everyday!

Jennifer McLean said...

great painting, I really like the hair cut, wish my own hair would do that! The background really brings it all together perfecty

Gloria said...

can't wait to read your interview. as an artist who is new to the whole journaling thing, is this page considered a journaling page? I guess what I am asking about is the journaling part. Being an older person, journaling seem like a diary of sorts, and the type of things I would write would be things that are troubling to me. I don't think anyone wants to hear about those, so I have been stymied in journaling, even though I have collected together papers, stamps, stickers, paints and etc. Well anyway I love your very fashionable page shown here and enjoyed hearing about the process.

JoyCorcoran said...

Love those eyes and the angular face. She has a dreamy look. I'm glad she found her bracelets to be so soothing.

Jez said...

Your thoughtful lady is so effective, and the way you approached 'moving her on' until you found the result you liked is inspirational. She looks really effective on the background and links well with your text cut-out.
Will go and check our your guest post now.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is truly a striking portrait that reflects a lot of strength. Blessings!

DJ said...

i really love seeing your art

Neesie said...

I'm in awe of anyone who can draw portraits! The background looks great...very clever.
Congratulations on the Art Journaling Every Day...you must have been thrilled. Heading over now to check it out. ;D

Kimberly S said...

Saw your art on Artists in Blogland and had to stop by. What a beautiful job you did on her, especially love seeing the strands of hair. Perfect. :)