A Monday in Two Parts
Though I've never actually met the author, Z. Rosti, I can feel her love of animals shining through this delightful tale. And through her donation of all proceeds from the sale of this book to the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation.
MONDAY: PART TWO
"The Four Faceted Face" - mixed media on paper, each 15" by 11". Inquiries.
Now here is an intriguing project - interpret a figure (or face) in four different ways. I hadn't a clue where to begin. When in doubt, just paint, right? And so there emerged a face with a florescent underpainting to get me started. For the next three, I created a stencil (really, truly just to buy time while I figured out what to do next! Making stencils is like meditation.) and put down some gouache and watercolor just to create the basic shapes. Paint, pen and ink and collage followed.
This could become a workshop in the fall, as my brain noodles and muses and ponders hundreds of ways to interpret faces in mixed media.
But let's begin our week by channeling our inner Bailey....or Lino, in this case, who runs like the wind through the forest of the Alps.
6/11/2018 08:31:06 am
Congrats on the book Jen! It looks sweet. hmm. I'm intrigued by interpreting a face or subject 4 ways. I may take that up as a challenge later this summer. Once IAMLAKEWORTH is off the ground that is.
6/11/2018 08:41:22 am
Thanks, Carl! Illustration gigs don't come every day, so I am delighted when one appears. :) Maybe the four way interpretation has the potential to be a show of its own???
6/11/2018 11:33:09 am
congratulations Jen! on your new book! Love your facial series ~ and Lino! Beautiful Landscape ~ and a man and his Best friend ❤️ Love Lino! 🐶
6/11/2018 01:17:34 pm
Lynne! Thank you! I am delighted to play a part in this sweet book, and to support the cause of furry loves in the world. The Lino video is a true testament to the love between a human and a pooch!
6/11/2018 12:41:42 pm
Jen - thank you … thank you so much!
6/11/2018 01:16:27 pm
My sincere pleasure, Sarah! I so love this sweet book and the cause it is supporting. A bright light in the world!
6/13/2018 04:56:50 am
Oh what a lovely book, will certainly check it out. Love dogs and love your work, win win! And also such a good cause! Bought book! Will wait for grand-kids when they come home from their trip. WOW love those faces! Can't wait to try it out with my new workshop coming up!
6/13/2018 07:46:31 am
Carol!!!! On behalf of the author, Z. Rosti, and all the pooches and kitties at the rescue, THANK YOU!!!! The kiddos are going to love it!!!
6/23/2018 07:06:28 am
JEN!!! A Special Gift—INDEED!!! I went to Amazon where I was delighted to avail myself of the Look Inside feature. That illustration of 'The squeeze was too TIGHT!' = perfection. I'm eager to hold a copy of the book in my very own hands. My family had a b&w English cocker when I was a child : )
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