Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Portrait Class Progress


I promised I would continue to update my progress in Suzi Blu's on-line class. Here are some of the projects I completed this weekend. I had drawn, colored, and painted the faces in my sketchbook. I finally got some plywood cut into 12 x 12 inch pieces and glued the faces to them. Then, I painted the backgrounds and added rub-ons, stamps, inks, glitter, tissue, etc.
Because my scanner won't scan a 12 x 12 image you can't see the whole piece. I'm not sure I'm done with these yet. I want to coat some of them with beeswax.
The second picture is a journal spread I worked in for my I Dream In Color round robin group.
The part of the class I had the most trouble with is actually spending time writing and adding my own words to my portraits. I am so comfortable expressing myself in visual images. I love adding words I have an emotional response to such as song lyrics or quotes. I am a little hesitant to put my own words on my artwork because it seems more personal. I am working on getting past that point of resistance and being bolder with my words.
I will post any new additions as I finish these up.






10 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh, these are so good, I'm going to sign up for her class. I love every one of them!

mary schweitzer said...

These are really great! They look different from a lot that I see when someone takes one of her classes. And I love the way you are incorporating collage elements into the paintings.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! these look wonderful...looks like you had a fun class!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

intriguing pieces - brava!

martha brown said...

Wow, Jen, these are great!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Oh Jen these are all so wonderful!

Elena said...

Beautiful work Jen!!! I'm taking her Goddess and Poet online class too! Just started yesterday. Your work is just wonderful!!!!

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Michele said...

Your artwork is so beautiful! I just love these journal pages, they look like so much fun!