Monday, 2 September 2013

#InMyStudio - Yay #Nicolae is done!

  I drew up my #Week 2 Homework of #Nicolae Grigorescu - A head of a woman, a whole week before I found the courage to actually paint her!  I don't know why it intimidated me so!  But I left her open on my desk and I kept making b-lines around her.  But as usual as soon as I sat down to paint her - it just flowed and I loved every moment of my Nicolae - aren't I glad I didn't leave her unfinished?  I've decided to share the step by step progress here - I just love seeing how it unfolded... hope you enjoy it too!

For this journal project I have started by gesso'ing my page and then charcoal drawing up... 

I then use my gesso and start mixing and painting with the Charcoal
and it establishes my draw up.

Then I start adding colors... pretty scary, right!  And trying not to completely freak out!

Starting to feel relief that my face has emerged and it is a resemblance of Nicolae's piece!
Man, I loved doing her eyes and mouth!  And love the blue accents.  It was most enjoyable!  Sharon Tomilson mentions that we might like to do some of his other pieces - and I do!
I'm progressing to #Week 3 but have left a gap for another Nicolae, for sure!

My finished spread - I am falling in love with my alteredbook / #DiaryofFaces artjournal...
In the next few days, I will decide how to decorate my sleeves!
Plus I still need to do my 20MinuteChallenge postcard of this piece!


  1. I am so happy you painted her... she is absolutely stunning...

    Jenny ♥

  2. oh man, this is amazing work - her eyes just draw me in. brilliant flowrs!