Thursday, 20 August 2009

Maria

Here's my completed piece on wood following SuziBlu's week 4 class. We used modelling paste to create an aged effect....I think I've discovered a new love! I can't wait to start another one....

Here's the progression.
And the finished piece. At least I think its finished.....it's really hard to know.What's interesting is as soon as you put a photo on your blog you can see all the faults. I can now see that her nose is a bit wonky and her lips aren't symmetrical........but I quite like that.
Some close ups.....

38 comments:

Rosie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Clever clever girl!

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

She turned out beautiful! I like the halo effect you have going and that her face isn't perfect. It gives her character.

I really like the aged effect with the modeling paste too! I'm only still on lesson two(?)I've completed the sketches and now starting color.

Sandy..... said...

She's beautiful! I love her blue hair!

Snap said...

My nose is wonky and my lips aren't symmetrical! I think she is beautiful! Well done!

Heather said...

Maria is so beautiful and you are so talented. The fact that her nose is 'wonky' and her lips not symmetrical makes her more human, and I hadn't noticed anyway. I think she's lovely just the way she is. Love the texture you have introduced and am looking forward to the next one!

*jean* said...

linda - she is gorgeous!!! i love the texture and colors! beautiful work!!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

YOU might see faults...we see beauty!

Mar said...

she is stunning!

Sandy said...

Grandious !!!!
This rock. Love them.

Kimmie said...

She's beautiful! .... my own nose is very wonky :) .... and my lips are quite unsymetrical .... as well as the rest of my entire body (lol)

the modeling paste technique is intriguing to me ....... gorgeous use of the gold flecks

Judy S. said...

She's lovely, Linda. Real people aren't symmetrical either, right? This is a beautiful piece.

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a beautiful piece!! I love the words on it too.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Maria is total Magic and looks quite perfect to me!!! You must be so pleased, she is drop dead gorgeous! and what you've written here and on your journal pages below is so beautiful as well!
oxo

Donna said...

I love it! I'm particularly smitten with the gorgeous blue hair and golden sparkles.
D~~~~

pammyjo said...

Truly a wonderful piece. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning I Love it !
All the texture and colours are AMAZING !
I always find flaws when I have put things on my blog too ,I cant see any in your amazing piece of work !
Hope you have had a good week
Love from sesga xxx

Jacky said...

Fantastic! Love the gold leaf too, great effect.

Love the hair colour.

Jacky xox

Tara said...

It's lovely! I really like the hair colour and the halo. I think it's good that her face isn't 'perfect' - more real.

LazyKay said...

Yes, it's odd how things look different on the blog but then people aren't symetrical (?Sp) so it's fine that she's not (not that I'd noticed tbh).

I love the texture here and look forward to seeing your next piece.

xxxxxxxxx

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

Oh wow, Maria turned out beautiful!!! I want to learn this technique now. I love how it makes it look more aged and gives it so much texture. I love her and I can't wait to see your next one.

Lynn said...

Awesome Linda, I can't believe you finished her already, she is just a beauty and I want to know what the bits of gold are please :)
I am the same, I noticed my girls nose is wonky as you call it too when I took the photos, but I think it is due to the molding paste and where I sanded it. Anyway real faces are not perfect.

Cat said...

Maria is beautiful!

Very touching....

Jackie said...

eally lovely. You should be pleased with the result..not criticising.
It has a certain 'seriousness' to it which goes well with the iconic subject.

Gini said...

Maria, Luana and your journal pages are so full of sensitive journaling touches and a passionate and joyful celebration of colours and textures. They are a triumph Linda! What a brilliant start to portraiture. Such soulful faces.
The way you can make all those different art mediums sing together is just fantastic.
I hope you continue with it.

love
Gini
xx

P.S. I think Burne Jones would let you stroke his beard he'd be so pleased with your start!
Now there is a lovely image to go to bed with :-0 or maybe ;-) depending on your affinity with facial hair!
xx

Chriss Rollins said...

you are amazing.
have missed you as I have not had much time for crafting and blogging just lately.
Hope that you are well and taking care.
Chriss x

P.S. Can you join us in the Sept challenge....we all have bad hair days and I have had quite a few of late so thought it would be great to see how we can come up with some ATC's on that theme.
'Bad Hair Day'
Please say you can make it for this challenge..no presure..lol.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi Linda! I blogged you and gave you a MeMe, hope you have time for it! caterina

ManonPopjes said...

Hi Linda, What a talented lady you are!!! I am very new to this blog world so not sure if this is the place to say this but well done Maria looks perfect to me!!! When I stumbled across your page and the beautiful Maria I couldn't help and get even more enthusiastic about getting back in touch with my creative side.I have just signed up for a Suzi Blu workshop. Thanks for sharing your work.

Anonymous said...

Well done!! I love her. And about her nose and lips:Maria was human, we all have our flaws. But you made hers perfectly!
I also love the mixture of tecniecs.
Super!!
love, LĂ©onie (the Netherlands)

The Joy of Nesting said...

WHat a wonderful piece Linda!! I'm always amazed at your gift of breathing your soul into your creations! :)

Oh as far as the asymmetrical features, they are perfect!! Take a long objective look at your face in a mirror we are all a bit asymmetrical :)

Pattie ;)

Kim said...

Wow, Ave Maria, LOL! Linda she is just beautiful. thanks for popping in to see me too. I'll be back.

maggi said...

So effective. Who needs perfection anyway?

Judy Scott said...

Now I see what you were talking about ~ this is brilliant her eyes are amazing ~ what a talent you have, I dont see any faults either! I love how its your new love too ~ hehehe :)

Ro Bruhn said...

Love your work, great colours and texture

venus said...

Thanks for the links to such great blogs. I like to see what's new also and I just love to find someone showing how something is done!

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Jo said...

Its looks so Pre-Raphaelite... a Rosetti maybe lol!! Beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing more.
Hugs Jo xx

Sarah said...

She is beautiful Linda! Thanks for your comment on Ning!

Anne said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I love the teal and gold color combo! :-)

Tess said...

She is beautiful with her flaws. And really, are they flaws? NO!
The crowning gold is awesome, what is it?