Friday, 7 October 2011

What can you do with one very old paint brush?

Iam in the process of creating a journal 

 

The face is painted on the front cover of a 78album covered with cards and envelopes
Both sides of the sleeves inside will be covered with
300grm watercolour paper


The background is covered in watered down gesso
which was rubbed over with acrylic umber.



The face is painted with Matte medium, gesso, golden fluid acrylics
  heavy golden acrylics  and one very, very old used
paint

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29 comments:

amy said...

The face knocks me out. i dig the forehead piece.
i saw somewhere (art and soul??) that there is a workshop for shit you can make with your old paintbrushes.
but it's an in person workshop and i'm not going :)

so.
maybe make a crazy haired person out of it :)

xx
a

Janet Ghio said...

I think the highlights in the eyes are so interesting. I haven't seen them done like this before. She really looks wonderful!

WrightStuff said...

Wow it's stunning!

Mandy said...

amazing...i am totally loving this face,,,thankyou for such wonderful inspiration...xxx

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Oh, how we love faces! Your cover is wonderful with those mesmerizing eyes.

Dorien said...

Heel mooi Manon, wat een prachtige ogen!

Theresa said...

Beautiful and expressive! Wondering what the album cover was....looking forward to more!

NatashaMay said...

Face is just stunning! Love the eyes htat deffinetly give the piece some character. :) And i wanted to thank you for your giveaway prints. They came in this week and I was totally mesmerized by them. :)

wednesday said...

This face has such a penetrating gaze. I really like portraits like this with so many layers and textures.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is such a neat painting!!!! the way you have achieved depth is amazing to say the least!!!!

Come share something sweet today! Sweet Saturdays over at my blog...

Cathy Bueti said...

Oh Manon, I am loving this face!! I struggle so much with painting faces. This is amazing!! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your art work ~ Very deep and expressive face! namaste, Carol (A CreativeHarbor) linked with artists in blog land ^_^

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! Loving this...inspired for sure!POP ART MINIS

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Beautiful- when you are done, you should attach the brush to it and let it be part of your art :)
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Giggles said...

Wonderful and thanks for sharing the process. Such pensive eyes! Beautiful!

Hugs Giggles

Kristin said...

You.Are.Awesome! I'm so happy to "Find" you again - I just admired a piece of yours that was won in a giveaway (I think it was Lisa) and I am SO in love with the color, movement and sense of freedom your pieces have - it's what I am currently trying to do more of. This piece is just stunning - all your detail and shading is so impressive.
I'm gonna put you on my sidebar so I don't miss out on any more of your beautiful art, xoxo

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This is so amazing. I love your skills and am going to shoot your link over to my friend who I know is going to just love your style. Really loving visiting your blog and seeing what you have been up to. Trace xx

Becca said...

Stunning work!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful eyes and nose! Love the way you do shading! I have lots of trouble with it! Patsy from
HeARTworks

linda said...

Wow, this is stunning. So beautifully executed as well.

bohemiannie! art said...

inCREDible painting! love those eyes

Jennibellie said...

This painting is FABULOUS!!! Wow, you have such talent, thanks for sharing, Jenny x

Joyce van der Lely said...

beautiful Manon !!! looks like you are having an amazing art-time at the moment !!!! home you're doing great my friend ♥

Glycérine said...

Thanks for your kind comment Manon.. I m happy to discover your world because you re a fabulous artist !!
xxx

Fallingladies said...

This is wonderful! love your style completely!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Wow, I LOVE her face! The colors you used in her face are fabulous & the eyes are piercing. What a wonderful textured piece. So inspiring!

Debbie said...

Very nicely done. The eyes are really beautiful. I hope you will show us more of this journal!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is fantastic - I am so glad you shared it with PPF!

The colors and textures are amazing :)

I am having so much fun looking around your blog!

xo
Kristin

EVA said...

Welcome to Paint Party Friday! It's great to have you join us!

This is a fabulous piece - is it a page of the journal or the cover? I love the dancing figure on her forehead - Wow!

Manon, can I ask you a favour please - can you link directly to the page for PPF rather than to your blog home page? For late arrivals (like the very late me) it is confusing as to what you want to share. Thanks! (Your Tuesday piece is wonderful too - great colours!)