Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Lot on Her Mind - SOLD

14x11 oil and collage on stretched canvas
SOLD

After I painted in the figure (and even before), I was not sure how I was going to resolve the rest of the canvas. After I put down some pieces of paper, the painting was telling me it wanted to go abstract, yet I was still unsure how I was going to pull that off. I set it aside and thought I would finish it in pastels after the oil dried. I felt it needed a companion, so I started another one (which I'll post tomorrow) in the same fashion. After I put down the pieces of paper on this second one, I stood back and started to laugh. It looked like she had a lot on her mind. Mind you, these images are from antique mug shots. So, I decided to finish the first one in this "a lot on her mind" theme. I was too impatient to wait for the paint to dry, so I finished her in paint.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Katie - FANTASTIC! What a rich, sophisticated piece. Very well painted.

Layne Cook said...

Lovely haunting piece; you did a superb job on the face! I think your work gets better all the time.

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

I absolutely love this one Katie!! The composition, the colors the execution are all fabulous! Great Job!

Kathy Mallat said...

She's extraordinary, Katie. Beautiful skin tones, and I love those soft edges.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Katie, You have outdone yourself. I can not believe the beautiful skin tones. This is SOOO great. I wish you would e mail Karin Jurick and tell her about your antique mug shots. You know she is doing the modern day ones. She would love to see this. Can't wait to see the next one.
Wonderful!!

Brenda Ferguson said...

Katie, this is a beautiful piece! So much color and such richness and warmth to the painting.
Brenda

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is now #1 on my fave list.
Perfect work on this piece.
Love it!!!

JanettMarie said...

Thanks Katie! This is great!

Mitzi Easley said...

Amazing! So so beautiful Katie