This was for last weeks Tutorial Tryout over at Kristin’s.
This plywood has been used for a few paintings, never anything that I loved, or could finish, but when it came to do this tutorial I decided to do it on this plywood.
The tutorial was meant to be an abstract portrait by Raeart.
I just want to say go watch the video and ignore what I produced because you will see mine is NOTHING like the tutorial.
I struggled this week. I have attempted painting this face 4 times. The others were all scraped off and then the board was re-gessoed. I was beginning to think the plywood was cursed.
It is really easy to take this technique too far. In all my scraped off paintings I had a face that I was happy with and then I put on the next layer that shouldn’t have appeared. Also I have decided I don’t like my faces too abstract…or at least too out of control abstract, because I do quite like abstraction.
This face came out of what I learnt on the other faces, and was a lot more controlled, but drippy none the less (even if the drips were caused by spraying the canvas after each paint application) so I am saying it counts! :)
I am not sure it is finished but I am calling it done for right now and it is busy drying.