please pardon the music as my video editing skills are just being born. as I create a background.
I also did try to paint myself...that painting is still in process. It is a little harder to paint me. which is the whole point of this class. to embrace and try to love our selves.
When I paint I never stop playing. I just pick colors, put them on a paper plate. Randomly pick up tools and brushes and layer. Acrylic paint dries fairly quickly so I may not stop too long in between sessions or I may let it sit a while. I let the paint paint the painting.
to define the face I try to look at the photo and put shadows and light where they are with random color . I never have a plan. I never quite know how it will turn out.
There are no rules to painting. I try to let go and let my inner self tell me what to do. I randomly pick up color and in this video I was getting the urge to spray water and let the paint flow down the canvas. It was a gamble as I was already pleased with the painting. But I had this feeling I should keep going. So the painting changed and she gained more character in the end. Just like the words she seemed to emerge through the water droplets.
This is my finished piece. I decided to add script to the painting. I used water-based acrylic paint pens and gel ink pens to write my words
"She sat quietly, taking her time to find herself, and realize who she was
already. Embracing deep Inside. Bravery was terrifying. For her road may
not be accepted by society. Still she alone was destined for her journey.
She emerged and captured her soul. And surrendered to what her heart was saying. Discovering her own Fearless, Pure, Unique Beauty.
Believe in Dreams.
Believe in Yourself."