Why making series? II

I hope you want to hear why I start this series.

portraits above the piano

It started with a lesson by Carla Sonheim in The year of the Spark. We learned a fabulous technique with gesso and watercolor.

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I used that technique for a portrait of a girl from the newspaper.

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And I made a self portrait.

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That was the beginning of the idea to make more portraits based on family pictures. (only as a reverence) I also had a lot of old frames at my attic and I want to use them for the portraits. I made two last year and then I lost focus. Now in the lessons by Carla Sonheim Y is for Yellow we learn to make a series. The perfect time for me to finish this series. I used all the old frames, painted them black. That is the practical story.

The romantic story is that I made a new family. You can look at a face(s) and imagine if it is your mother, your aunt or your granddad. What is it for person? And how do they all relate? I hope everybody who looks at these imaginary people find there own story.

Here are the last 4 portraits:

Albert en oude tante en overgroot opa en Vonne en Jelte

 

 

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16 Replies to “Why making series? II”

          1. Hopefully Carla use this technique this year again and if you send me a personal message I explain it to you.

  1. I love your work, Herma. Blind contours to start? I forget how to do this, and have to go back and look. Thank goodness I copy all the PDF instructions so I can jog my failing memory. Thanks for sharing.

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