Saturday, March 31, 2012

Female Figure on Collaged Paper

15x22 Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper that has 4 large phone book yellow pages collaged on then peeled off as you can see in the top image.  When dry I drew charcoal line drawing of a woman named Kaye who lives in Rum Cay, Bahamas (photo courtesy Li Newton).  This is one of 16 images featured in this weekend drawing event on WetCanvas!  Gouache used as the painting medium and total time was 15 minutes to draw and 1.5 hours to paint.    I had to paint Kaye since we have the same name Look closely and you can see a black and white dog in one of the phone pages that is on her left cheek or eye area.  I will be teaching this method next Saturday, 7 April, in a class at my studio in Big Spring, TX.  The title of this painting is "Rum Cay Kaye".

1 comment:

Debbie Cannatella said...

This is so interesting, Kay. Love all your experimentation! Her earring - the cross and anchor - is the logo for a divorced/widowed retreat team I used to serve on throught the Catholic Church. It was so strange to see that symbol in this painting!