Sunday, March 1, 2009

DSDF challenge- wig out


Okay so it's I just so happen to post this the day Karin's DSFDF and internet connection are back. I shouldn't have looked at all the entries submitted but I did. So with a little trepidation I'm posting mine.

I think it looks more like an illustration than a fine art painting. It could be because of the size (8x10) and the fact I used acrylic for the first time for a challenge.  [yeah...that's the ticket, it's because of the size...NOT!]

I think I'll use different mediums depending on the subject matter from now on. Hugs!

29 comments:

Amanda Carder said...

Hi Sheila, Thanks for your comment! Great job on yours as well. I really like the way you put more detail bringing the one more to life almost as thought the others were alter egos.

James Parker said...

Wondering what you would do with this. You excelled. A bit creepy, but I like it. You haven't been eating green cheese again, have you?

suzanne cabrera said...

Love this! And you've raised an interesting question regarding illustration vs. fine art. I feel like the lines of what constitutes "fine" art are becoming blurred...and this make me very happy. My house is filled with little illustrations from friends and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.

artbyakiko said...

I love how you surround the one (maybe you?) with undefined images. It can be interpreted in several different ways. I just love it!

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Sheila,
I agree with Suzanne! The lines are definitely blurred which is awesome!
Great job! I use different mediums all the time... it keeps things interesting!

Paula Villanova said...

I really like this...and I wondered if that one in the middle might be you as well! No need for trepidation...this one is fun!

adebanji said...

Love that you have created a centre of interest here! Keep it up!

Michelle Burnett said...

Love seeing your interpretation! Ya did good! This DSFDF is quite a challenge...hope I can get done in time.

Cheryl Anderson said...

Good for you for trying a new medium! I love your little "Peace" and "Happiness" ACEOs!

Edward Burton said...

Really nice job, Sheila. I like how you made the one the center of interest - you even made her a bit prettier than she actually is.

sam said...

I looked at the photo Sheila, and you have done a wonderful job, I wouldn't have know where to start!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
I havnt had chance to look at different strokes yet, but I must say your use of expressive brush strokes has created much character in the portrait.
Nice one
Best Regards

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Nice painting Sheila, I also find acrylic very difficult to use except for my abstract work. It sets up so fast then you're stuck remixing color areas

Carol Horzempa said...

I really like your interpretation of this one, especially the one in the middle. There seems to be a story here. Are the other girls "green" with envy?

Madd Sketch said...

i dunno how u can get detail like that on a 8x10 canvas. I tried to get detail on 18x20 and i failed epically lol. great job Sheila!

Michelle Burnett said...

Sorry Sheila, but you've been tagged again!

Gwen Bell said...

Very nice job Shelia! I like the way the surrounding heads are green and out of focus and the single one is lifelike. Good color and control!

simoart said...

Hi Sheila
Super nice work. Every detail makes it look real and with a story.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Sheila! My computer is not showing the image of your DSFDF painting...I want to see it! Any idea what is going on?
Could you maybe resubmit as a follower? Your image disappeared on my computer but not my husband's

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I viewed your submission on another computer, very nice!
Thanks for the new follow, I would hate to loose any of my peeps!

Angela Elledge said...

Hey there Sheila - The gal at top left is my favorite and all for one little teeny tiny detail that just seems so huge to me, I love the way you simply indicated the curve of her jaw as it meets her neck. Well done!

Dean H. said...

Love how you chose to develop the focal mannequin above the others. Great job!

Vern Schwarz said...

Sheila, a dark haired beauty at the center of the mannequin universe...I knew it. Very imaginative interpretation...great take on this.

Cathyann said...

This was a hard one and you did well.
Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Oh cool Sheila!!! This is awesome. I really like how you made this subject all your own. I didn't have the courage to tackle this one so I am really admiring what you *and James* have done! : )
many hugs from Texas...

maria said...

Your center of interest and loose style works well. I like the green that separates from the focal point.

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila, thanks for being brave. I almost didn't post mine either. That was a good idea, to make one head the center of attention.

Spiritartartist said...

Good job Sheila - Nice and loose. I recognized you in James Parker's painting too! :-D

Erika Nelson said...

I like how you connected with one in particular does she look like someone you know maybe? Well check you out, you certainly got her likeness!