The top photo is my final piece for the Week 36 lesson led by guest artist/instructor Annie Hamman of South Africa. Annie taught a lesson earlier in the year which was awesome, but I struggled with it, just as I did with this lesson. But both work products are pretty amazing!
This piece took three tries. In the process photo (on the bottom), you can follow along with my comments. Photo #1 shows my first try which was problematic from the shadow and light color application technique that was part of the lesson. I like color, but I couldn't get it to settle down from the intensity you see. So, I gesso'd over the face to begin again.
Photo #2 shows my second try. The face was too round and again, the shadow and light color application was just not working the way I wanted. So, I prepared to start afresh the same way.
Photos #3 and #4 show the beginning stages of my third try which resulted in the final piece (top photo). There were a number of sacrifices made in the collage elements (that I really liked), but the final piece is worth it. I liked the capped sleeve imagery so much that I added some watercolor paper beneath them to incorporate them into the piece. Again, I keep learning and am seeing so much growth in my artistic ability this year (my second) in Life Book 2016, and for that I'm very grateful!
This post also linked to http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com.