|This is my painting from the workshop. It´s my youngest daughter Selina Maria.|
This workshop was the same as this one, and I enjoyed it just as last time.
First I´ll show you some of my teacher Kirsten Mandø´s own paintings:
She is just soo talented! I´d wish I could paint like that one day.
Kirsten still wants us to practice drawing and painting a face. Use a thick sketchpad, cut portraits out from newspapers, and practice, practice, practice, and then you practice some more!
Okay then, I´ll start using my sketchpad more often:
Here are my own work in progress pictures from the day:
|The background is the easiest. Just paint! No rules! Use anything to make a nice pattern!|
|I used masking tape, and painted on top of that too. Just remember to remove it straight after. I also let the paint run. That´s so much fun!|
|I used some chalks to block in the face. Then just add some facial paint.|
As you can see, it´s not quite finished yet. I still need to work on the hair, the highlights, some minor details as her mouth and some shadows, but I think she is pretty much there. The funny thing about this painting is, that it´s not that abstract at all, but I guess that that is just the way I do it. At a pont, one must stop trying to fight one´s won style, and just go along with what come through. At the very least the background is abstract!
Here are photos from the other participants paintings (i´ts always interesting to see, right?)