Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 5 of the '29 Faces' May Challenge: WIP Art Journal Guest Entry, 'Great Expectations'....

WIP: Guest Art Journal Entry, 'Great Expectations'.....



My Face for Day 5 of the '29 Faces' in May Challenge.  24 more Faces to go....

I admit I had such lofty plans for the day today.  Anticipating a Saturday afternoon with no particular constraints or commitments, I had intentions of getting ALL kinds of things done around here -- from journals to house cleaning, laundry and yard work.  Instead however, my participation in a near-20 mile community bike ride (in the heat) this morning, while I had a fabulous time and fully enjoyed the exercise and  camaraderie, ended up rendering me pretty much useless for the remainder of the day.  Oops!  Oh well....!   

Still, I did manage to finally get around tonight to fiddling a bit with the painting of a guest entry  in yet another of my students' art journals (as per my Student Art Journal Project as written about in my previous posts) -- with this one based upon the classic book, 'Great Expectations', by the ever beloved Charles Dickens. I didn't get terribly far with it -- as you can see I've really only generally  blocked things out, with quite a bit still left to do.  Not least of which is deciding exactly who it is I am actually painting here, since I keep going back an forth as to whether to make this a portrait of  'Estella', or 'Miss Havisham (with poor abused Pip to be on the right side -- you can barely make out my preliminary sketch of him there).   But it is indeed very late right now, with my eyes crossing on me from the fatigue....and so I'm going to post this as is, hit the sack, and get back to this one again hopefully very soon....

6 comments:

Caryn Strauss-Smith said...

Love, love love!

Patience said...

Thanks so much, Caryn...! :-)

April Brosemann said...

LOVING the side profile of this artwork!!

Patience said...

Thanks so much April! I don't know about you, but I find profiles to be tricksy sometimes -- so it's always great practice for me...! ;-)

Jeanne said...

I really like your work. I too am a breast cancer survivor (October 2008) and have been enjoying the 29 Faces of May challenge. Jeanne

Patience said...

Dear Jeanne -- thanks so much for the note and the kind words, it's much appreciated. I am very sorry to hear of our shared history however. Never a fun thing to have in common :-( -- but here's hoping all is well with you today, and I'm sending all the positive energy and thoughts for health and wellness your way that I can muster :-). Here's to our continued strength and Survivorship! Glad to hear too that you are enjoying the Challenge --it is a lot of fun and I look forward to checking out your blog and your faces. Thanks again, Jeanne! :-)