Saturday, March 17, 2012

FACE STUDY

I had a drawing I didn't like - didn't want to change it.  Venting frustration, I tore the drawing in pieces.  Looked at this piece and thought, what the heck, do it. 



So I painted this piece - a face study (from a torn painting).





HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!



9 comments:

Jane said...

What a pity you tore this, the face is really good.

RH Carpenter said...

Jane, it was just a drawing when I tore it into pieces - then I painted it. I kind of like the ragged edges and flaring sides. Don't know why but it was a good study, anyway. Sometimes destruction can create something else?!?

debwardart said...

You are way too hard on yourself with your paintings. But I can appreciate the frustration, too - sometimes you win, sometimes you lose!

Kevin Neal said...

Some of my better work is done on the back side of a painting I disliked...Out of the ashes. Very nice painting. Funny what inspires us. Maybe the reason this came out so good is because there was no pressure to make something perfect on this torn piece.

JANE MINTER said...

good study to hold on too esp like the greens + reds ..you could use this to create a painting /collage ... i tore up a couple of full sheets this week that ended in disaster ..don't often tear up paper as i use the reverse side if i can.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think it looks cool, Rhonda! I love the green around her head/shoulders and then blending out to blue.

RH Carpenter said...

Deb, I don't think I'm hard enough at times, letting my studies and work slide because I don't feel like painting, etc. - but you're right, sometimes you win and sometimes it's in the dog pile!! ha ha Tell Stray I said Howdy :)That dog makes me want a dog but don't tell him I said so.

Kevin, I have a voodoo thing about bad paintings and bad drawings - better, for me, to tear them up and get them in the trash can than try to work on the back of them (they still carry the bad vibe and I can't get past it). I do think you're right about the lack of pressure meaning - what the heck, it was headed for the trash anyway so go ahead and paint on it and see what happens.

Thanks, Jane and Sherry - I may keep the greens and blues in the next version (full sheet drawn and ready to go whenever my brushes whine at me that they are being ignored or I am creating excuses of why I can't do a full sheet right now).

hw (hallie) farber said...

I looked at this and really liked it. I thought she was wearing a really wide hat! A good face should not go to waste.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Hallie. I should have shown the ends of the paper so it was more obvious it was on a torn piece of paper! ha ha