Monday, April 20, 2009

Reworked Face Drawing


Back on March 8, I posted a picture of a beautiful face that I had drawn. I later needed to redraw the face for something and this is the result. I think that she is even more beautiful now.
The faces do look similar but could actually be two different people...sisters maybe.
And believe you me, it is NOT a self portrait! I've got these big, bold white streaks running through my hair. A lot of people ask me who "did" my hair and the answer is always the same...
the good Lord and Dr. West.
The story is that I became very ill one time many years ago. I was on a lot of medication and under a tremendous amount of stress. I lost probably about 33% of the hair on my head. The doctors told me that IF it grew back it would probably be white. I personally didn't care what color it was, I just wanted it to grow back...
It did and it was (grew back & turned white).
Anyway, a little straying from the main story there...anyone that knows that me knows that I tend to do that. I can start with one story and by the time I'm through, I've gone so far from where I started that I don't even remember what I was talking about. Does anyone else do that?

OK, today I am painting. Not an easy thing to do. For me anyway. I am taking Paulette Insall online class (wonderful!) and am back at the studio table.
Canvas in hand...
paintbrushes laid out...
paint colors mixed...
water mister full...
music playing...
and where am I? Yep, avoiding the job at hand. I can paint other things...just not people! It's difficult!
Hard.
To.
Do.
But, ya know what? I will do it.
I will paint beautiful people.
I will no longer run from the fear of painting faces, hands, bodies...
I will embrace it the same way I do when I create fiber art - fully, without fright or excuses.
I will learn how to do this and I will do it well.
I drew the woman. Now I will paint her into existence...

6 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Both drawings are so beautiful! I can't wait to them painted!!!

lori vliegen said...

hi carol! wow, wow, wow!! these drawings are breathtaking...just imagine how beautiful they'll look painted! you can do it!! :)

jgr said...

The portraits are stunning! Yes, i do that, too-
stray (far) off of the main story lol!

-Jane

Martha Lever said...

I think I missed your post from the other day and just wanted to say...thanks for the giggle---you always make me smile.

Gifts of Creation said...

Hi Carol! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your drawings of faces are great!! You will be surprised how easy you can translate this into paint. I know it's intimidating at first. I just posted a colored pencil sketch of a girl too!!

PCarriker said...

Glad you liked the article! Love your face drawing, can't wait to see if you paint it. Let me know:-)