Two Painting Sketches

Last month or so, I did a few quick paint sketches of faces. The first one is finished. The second one is just the first layer. I may turn it on its side as if the figure is laying down but then the name would have to change. We shall see.

The Numbers Man
Acrylic on Gessoed Bristol Paper
18 in. x 24 in.

In this next one, you can see the texture more clearly made by the gesso. Some of the texture will be more obscured once I add more paint.

Behind the Door
Acrylic on Gessoed Bristol Paper
18 in. x 24 in.

This photo appears slightly blurry to me. The photographers fault, I am sure. Guess who that is. Plus, I see other things going on in this one, rather than just a face, so it may change completely once I'm finished. It depends on what mood I'm in when I continue with it. Come to think of it, I see a smaller head and shoulders sitting on the shoulder of the large figure and there is another one on top of that. Half of the face of the figure may be combined with part of the door. Plus I see a face screaming behind the hand. I see even more but I'm not saying. Ok now…I'm giving myself the creeps.

It is interesting seeing my work on the screen. It's as if I am the observer and can critique it while staying detached.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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56 Responses to Two Painting Sketches

  1. L2D2 says:

    Interesting painting. I know nothing about art, but I looked for myself and found the bust of a woman in a strapless gown on the shoulder. Looked like an impressionistic aztec warrior on door, wearing crested helmet. (Maybe Egyptian). And another face elsewhere. If you do anything further to it, those things will likely disappear. I think it is finished as is.

  2. Henar says:

    Great! Love them both, especially the contrast between cold and warm colours.:up:

  3. PainterWoman says:

    Linda, I saw a lot of things in that painting once I had it up on the pc screen. I think I'm going to bring out all those strange things. I do see sort of an aztec headress on the door. We shall see what happens.Henar, Thank you. The first one I'm very happy with but the second one is going to change a great deal once I get back into it.

  4. L2D2 says:

    I think the top one looks much like Johnny Depp–that sexy devil–if you cover up the nose. Glad you saw the crested helmet or whatever it is. If you follow that down, you see a sideways view with the left shoulder showing. Thank you for visiting my page. Funny dogs. Did you look at the silly woman driving video? 😀

  5. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you Angeliki. The same to you.:)

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