Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JANE

These very beginning pictures always look so...what do I want to say?  Awful.  Maybe that's too harsh...Bad?  But it is what it is...the beginning.  Certainly not the end.
Here she is transformed on my wall.  I use this wall a lot because it has natural light coming through the door and because it's narrow there is less distraction.




and here is the finished piece...
a little wild...yet gentle and natural.
I layered papers in the background.  When I do that I always paint so much over them that the original paper is nowhere to be seen...but the texture is what I like.
I still haven't named this piece...I am thinking "Jane" because she reminds me of Jane, the love of Tarzan.

12 comments:

Artist Terri Smith said...

Goodness what a transformation! She's Stunning! And Yes..she reminds me of Jane too. Your work is wonderful! Hugs, Terri

Caroline said...

another great piece....love the look in her eyes..

Rusted Wings said...

you are definitely rollin'...and what a lovely roll it its! she's another beauty!
for sale on etsy? just another nudge...;-)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Jane is beautiful. Her eyes are stunning!

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful painting - I really do love this one! And Jane seems to be such a fitting name!

Diane said...

Another piece of amazing art!!

Kerri said...

so interesting to see how much something changes so much while the artist works things over!

Rhonda Roban Brausey said...

Beautiful! Are you working in oils? I love the expression and her eyes speak volumes. Very well done.

Jen said...

Wow -- I am blown away by your talent. Jane is beautiful.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful. Her eyes are gorgeous. I think it is so neat to see what you begin with... the under painting makes such a big difference even if it looks not so great to start with! So glad you joined 'sneak peek friday'! :)

Diana said...

Such a beautiful painting. Love the eyes. She reminds me of a 1920's Jane. I don't know why. The hair is wonderful, too. As always, another beautiful piece.

Robin Norgren said...

she is FIERCE in a good way... love seeing the transformation!