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Sandi
03-12-2001, 11:16 AM
but I like it anyway. Any suggestions?

kids tempera paints, 1" hake brush on W/c paper. Imagination self-portrait.

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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
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"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales



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Cherie
03-13-2001, 03:03 PM
Hi, Sandi! It's good to see you posting again. Looks like you had fun doing this! I think that you need some more darks to help define the hair from the face and perhaps a few highlights. I love the scary-ness (if that is a word..lol), reminds me of something you might see in a dream.

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4vincent
03-14-2001, 03:59 AM
Gee, Sandi, I wouldn't know what "depressed" is... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif
Since it's tempera, I was wondering how it would work out like as an underpainting for a pastel portrait. All the features are blocked in; all there is to do is to go from there. If there's no tooth to work with, perhaps some mat medium would suffice. Ken

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Sandi
03-14-2001, 01:25 PM
Thanks Cherie! It's great to be back posting again. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
thanks for your comments! I was trying to keep more lost and found edges, but felt I overdid that too.

Thanks Ken! Great idea! I'll give that a try.


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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

salmon
03-15-2001, 08:26 AM
Hi Sandi, not sure whether you were depressed when you did this, or trying to capture depression? Anyway, I also tend to use cheap paints for having a good splash about. I find I can be more spontaneous when I know I am not about to waste expensive materials. I did "nana" using gouache and was quite pleased with the result. I had a look at your website, I don't know, but I think you and I are on the same wavelength. It's good.

Sandi
03-16-2001, 04:46 PM
I had just come out of my 'sticky wickets' when I did this one.
Love your site!! We do seem to be enjoying a similiar fun journey with our art and attitude. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I still love your patio painting the most.
Thanks for the comments!


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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

m_a_r_t_i_n
03-20-2001, 05:20 PM
Looks to me like you were having a bad hair day http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif lol... maybe this is why you are depressed in this picture?
Maybe if you tidy up some of that frizz in the hair she will look less depressed, what do you think? lol

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