I have decided to join in with the 100faces challenge that was original started by Sharon Tomilson - her project that she finished was truly remarkable and her pieces ranged from big to small... (faces as small as coins). For me, this will be a warm up for next year January - a few of us from Italy will be doing 365 faces next year (ideally 1 a day). So I have until the end of the year to finish all 100. Sweet Renee started this challenge when she got back from Italy and has started a revolution of 100faces again... I'm sure Sharon will love it. I've decided to use teabags as my canvas of choice - they are perfectly 2"x2" and I will keep them loose for now and closer to the end I will decide how to assemble them - but I'm thinking it might make a pretty interesting piece - 100 teabags altogether. I've also decided not to get too precious or attached to my image but keep the exercise light, quick, fun and easy... let's see how I go.
#1 of 100
I am starting to feel the freedom that has come with most of my work work up to date - it has already given me many more stolen moments #InMyStudio and that makes me one happy girl! As a result - I'm having the best fun in there because I am not bogged down with guilt = more creative play!
Last night I had a small old canvas prepped and ready and managed to do this Jane Austen inspired piece. I had a reference - which I will have to tell you looks nothing like this - but it was the root of my inspiration! It was good to practice with a reference!
Not sure where we are going yet - but my underpainting is down over my textured background... and I seriously can't wait to get to her and see where she takes me.
Seriously I think we are finally finished... I know I've said that already. And if I've done her once I've done her 100times. I lost my way (again) this morning and I had to gesso her face out and start over... that being said - I'm loving her new look much more.
As for me - I have a few busy days ahead of me... so not much studio time install for the next few days... but my love tank is full for now!!