September 26, 2012

Renaissance funk

 I have no idea how to call this portrait. It started as a mildly renaissance style lady (sans all the details!) and then decided to go without a sketch. The results is pretty funky, don't you think? The first layer is black gesso, which is not my usual.
After looking at it for a while, I like the end result. She is not pretty, but has something that catches the eye, maybe the intensity of color.


.... 4 more days!

21 comments:

  1. A modern day Mona Lisa...she looks beautiful :D XXX

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  2. I have trouble making pretty faces - so I am partial to faces with character! I think she is wonderful!

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  3. I like the change in your style Martha. its fun to experiment :)

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  4. I love the way this looks.
    Rinda

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  5. I love her little smirk! I think she is cute!

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  6. I like her expression very much, the way her lip goes up on one side.... and her lovely bright eyes and her straight nose. wonderful.

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  7. she looks like she has a wonderful secret. i like the effect created by using the black gesso as your base. thanks for sharing!

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  8. I like that she looks like she has attitde... she kind of looks like she is having a bit of a laugh at the world... love that...xx

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  9. She looks like a funky sister of Mona Lisa. Happy PPF!

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  10. agree funky sister of ML and she has a secret!
    cheers, dana

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  11. Very creatively done ~ something medieval about her ~ queenly looking ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. I like that blue, and her curly hair. I'm so behind with my faces because I had to go back to work this week, but it's sure been fun to push myself. Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  13. Love the hair! My eyes keep going back to it. Very nice!

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  14. Her hair is stunning, and there is something about her expression. Gorgeous work!!

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  15. I beg to differ...I think she has that true beauty that exudes from within...I'm trying to figure out how you got such intense expression in her face!! As though she knows a secret that brings her joy!! If I were you I'd step away from her for a few days....then come back and look at her...so powerful...this piece is special.. not sure why....it just is!! Excellent... love it!!

    I have black gesso that I have never experimented with!! You have inspired me!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. I love that little mysterious smile on her lips and that reflects in her eyes too :0

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  17. I love her hair! She is so classical and yet her hair reminds me of dreadlocks! Sorry I haven't kept up with the face challenge but I loved being pushed to do the ones I did. Happy PPF!

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  18. I really like her! She sort of seems to be sharing a joke with us.

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