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Joanie

ART TIP: 3 Faces and What is Style?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I paint a lot of faces as most of you know. I am enthralled by what comes thru in a face more than the physical characteristics of a face.  My work reflects that....I paint them because of essence, and not because the nose is so many centimeters from the top of the lips, etc.

That said, I CAN finally knock out a fairly good representational portrait, so my skills have increased which is a good thing. But is it what I want to do, love to do the most? Not particularly.

I don't know what it all means...but I am giving myself permission to just paint faces any old way I feel like in the moment. Why give myself unnecessary and restrictive rules? I tell my students all the time, No Rules!  So I must practice what I preach.

So what do you think about these faces?

Three painted in last couple of months. Quite different.

Three different portraits of woman's faces. Which is my style?  I say All of Them!




Colorful Portrait (was my goal)
acrylic and pastel pencils
10 x 8 inches on textured canvas panel


MORAL TO THE STORY:
Don't worry about style, just paint. Paint as much as you can, and paint whatever your heart desires. All the rest just falls into place - your style, your artistic calling, and the way forward. "Don't worry, be happy."

* I am really having a rough time taking GREAT pictures lately, so I may be looking for a new camera. Or just improve the photographer that I am (not). When you blog, images are really everything.  The above pics by my phone.


Blessings and Paint On!
~Joanie
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