Friday, April 20, 2012

Pierre, the Green Man -WIP part 2 + fun mixed media

"Pierre the Green Man" is progressing. It is slightly more than 50% done.

Since this is a commission, I really want to get the best resemblance to the original carving. Here is one of the photos that I am working from...
Do you think that I am close enough to the original on the left hand side of the painting?

 Working on commissions make me tense, so to relieve tension I have been doing some fun mixed media: here is one that is almost finished of an Inukshuk.
It's 8" X 10" on a 1.5" cradled board; it has an acrylic background with texture and design of tissue paper, molding paste, metallic foils, metallic paint.  I think it's cute:-)

12 comments:

  1. The resemblance is definitely here, what a stunning work you are doing here !

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    1. Jane, thank you so much for the encouragement. I am very pleased that you like this painting so far.

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  2. Love the work you are doing on your WIP. Very impressive. I also enjoy the Inukshuk, very 3-D.

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    1. Ann, I truly appreciate your comments.Thank you!

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  3. This is coming along beautifully! I like your tension-release piece, too - lots of great texture and shape!

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    1. Hi, Rhonda. This WIP is taking me a lot of time; it's often difficult to see from my pictures what the details are in the stone. I really do need those "tension-release" pieces: I'm glad that you like them.

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  4. Hi Christiane. This is coming along very nicely. I just love the color choices you've made, especially for the shadow areas.

    Yes, commissions are a tad stressful. It once took me 18 months to complete one, because i had so much trouble getting to it. You are doing so much better. :)
    The Inukshuk is lovely too. What a great idea! You are so diverse! Oh, and give birches a try Christiane. I think you would do a smashing job on them. Happy painting!

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    1. Hi Ross, my famous friend:-) Yes, it is typical of artists I think to procrastinate on commissions...after all, we feel that we are not painting to please just ourselves:-) I really hope to finish this painting in a week or so.
      I am glad that you like the Inukshuk; in the past two months I have sold several small paintings similar to that one. People really seem to like them and since they don't take me as long as a watercolor, they are quite affordable.
      I certainly will have to try birches when my 3 commissions are completed.
      Your encouragement always gives me a nice boost.
      Take care.

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  5. Hi Christiane,
    This piece is coming along beautifully! I love the colors you've chosen, in fact, I like your near finished piece better than the original!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I am trying to create a play of warm and cool colors...I will be posting an update by the end of the week. I am getting much closer to the finish line now.

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  6. Coming along beautifully - congrats on the commissions, but they are the hardest to do. Also like the small multi-media pieces you are doing - they really do look like fun!

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    1. Thank you,Deb. Commissions make me so nervous! But, sometimes, they are almost impossible to refuse:-) I really enjoy the mixed media!

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