Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Transforming Background

This started out as a nice little background that had some yellows and greens that I had painted several weeks ago. I had painted a little head and a face and was proceeding to paint her hair when the wind suddenly blew her hair across her face and ruined her completely. The wind was actually me trying to blow her hair across her face in a natural manner which turned out like she had a mustache in the most unattractive manner. I just couldn't fix her so I got frustrated and painted black gesso all across her and covered the whole thing up. I was mad---but not to be defeated. So I just started putting down colors and as you see--not much black left-- although I intended for a little more to show through. So I think this little $2 canvas panel was saved for now. I will post the finished painting tomorrow---if it works.


random notes said...

This is what it's all about, isn't it?
Love it when a mistake turns into a brand new project.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

lovely background I just love the color! Green is my favorite!


Julie Bagamary said...

Great background. I guessing the intricate designs are from paint on a rubber stamp?

TracyB said...

This is beautiful, the colors and love those spirals!! Very nice!!

Tess said...

I love the color and the vines in this background. It's neat that it is covering up something else. A face-lift so to speak. :-)

lori vliegen said...

nothing a little gesso and black paint can't fix, right?! although, i would've loved to have seen her with a mustache, if only for a minute! hee hee

thanks for teaching us how to paint much fun! i can see why you're hooked on this! :)


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