I decided I would try to show a little of my process to my paintings. I have to admit I am not good at stopping long enough to grad the camera. I tend to be a paint-in-one-session kind of artist. So here is my first try at my process!
I start out every canvas by adhering phone book pages to the canvas. I do this for a few reasons - I like the texture. I like the wrinkles and the words visable through the final paint. I get asked whether I should be using other peoples phone numbers, names and addresses in my artwork - I say: Sure! Why not? I get the pages from the Yellow Pages which are public knowledge anyways. You can find all the info on the pages I use on the internet - now there is privacy for you! :)
Stage 2. The first coat of paint. I actually had to stop and go to work at this point. I also found out (rather late) that I was completely out of white paint and in need of going to the store first. So far - I don't like the face. Too perfect and bright. I'll have to fix that!
"Star Gazer" - 8 x 10 Stretched canvas. Mixed media - glitter, confetti, acrylics, gems & papers. Sealed in Krylon finish.
Overall, I am quite happy with the look. As you can see I changed the nose and added more depth to the face & features. I also changed the background to a different colour by adding a blue wash over the grey I had (it is difficult to see in this pic.) I love the final appearance of the sky. This piece really looks great in the sun!