Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 7 of the '29 faces' May Challenge -- WIP: A Portrait of Pip from 'Great Expectations'....

My guest art journal entry:  WIP inspired by the book, 'Great Expectations'


Day 7 of the '29 Faces' May Challenge.  22 more Faces to go....

Seriously, Day 7 -- we've been at this a week already...??

For today's Face, continuing on with my Student Art Journal Project, whereby I am painting guest entries into the art journals of my private students, as inspired by books we have read and discussed in class, I revisited the  journal entry I posted back on Day 5.  Using the classic novel by Charles Dickens, 'Great Expectations', as inspiration, I had first began a portrait of a female -- while flip-flopping as to whether I was actually painting the haughty and proud 'Estella', or the neurotically demented, man-scorning 'Miss Haversham'.  Well, truth be told, I still haven't definitively  settled  that score yet (though I think at this point I'm leaning toward Miss Haversham...?) .  However, I was and am 100 percent certain about portraying the poor, haplessly mistreated 'Pip' on the opposite side of the two page art journal spread, and so I was able to paint full steam ahead tonight as far as he was concerned.  Still plenty more I want to add to complete this journal entry, like some wording perhaps (as well as put the final touches on Estella/Miss Haversham, etc) -- so for now it continues to remain a Work in Progress.  But I shall be needing to get ALL of my students' journals finished and returned by next week, so I will really need to focus my time and attention here in the coming days....

What my journal entry looked like earlier this evening before adding 'Pip'....

7 comments:

MangaMem said...

Amazing! I was wondering why 'Great Expectations' rang a bell, it was in 'Lost In a Good Book'. Wonderful journal entry (and faces too)!

NatashaMay said...

Both portraits are fantastic! I love your style. :)

Patience said...

Thanks so much, MangaMem -- and indeed yes, 'Great Expectations' is a lovely old Dickens classic, with several good movies having been made of it - perhaps you've seen those as well!? (there was one with Gweneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke I believe -- really good :-)...). In any case, thanks so much for reading and commenting -- very much appreciate it and please stop by again soon!

Patience said...

Thanks so much, Natasha -- it's so encouraging to get positive feedback, so I really appreciate the kind words....! :-D

Walk in the Woods said...

Really nice … and I love seeing glimpses of the process!

Patience said...

Thank you, Rosemari! And heh, I guess that's the good thing about this Challenge. It's forcing me to post what I have daily, regardless of it's state of (in)completion -- which I probably wouldn't likely be doing otherwise...!

denthe said...

Your students must be very happy to have these beautiful paintings in their journals.