We had another cool day here, with lots of clouds, but here and there the sun fought its way through for a minute or two, so that was good!
Today I am sharing a painting inspired by Picasso and Braque. The cubists based their work on geometric shapes, and I wanted to do a portrait like this one from Picasso.
(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
I started by painting my page with black gesso, as at the moment I am fascinated with bright colours on black.... (The journal has black pages, but the pastel chalks 'stick' better onto gesso). Then I painted rectangles in various colours with acrylics. When it was dry I used pastel chalks to draw the face and neck. I tried to get some of the geometric forms into the face, but was not happy with the result at all, although I like the colours.
Then I photographed the various parts, and saw that I liked some better than others.
Then I decided to play around with the parts and arranged them into a collage, and at last, I am more or less happy with the results. But it is fun trying to do things in new ways and to experiment.
I am linking to Art Journal Journey, inspired by, and to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always by Eva and Kristin.
Here a few photos from my walks today, I managed over 15 kilometer, so was happy with that!
The black clouds and sun looked very dramatic
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!