Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Last 1 1/2 pieces in Hennie's Mole: Living Statues

I have finished with Hennie's mole and since I already put tons of stuff in her pocket while waiting for it to arrive, I will be sending it on to Mike.

I have been fascinated with the living statues at the Renaissance Faire. I've taken lots of pictures of them (and slipped one into Hennie's Mole.) I decided to try to paint two of them, but ended up drawing one with Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pens (pigment markers) and then painting over the white parts with white gouache. I could take some lessons from Anders on making good folds!!! I did the other in ball point pen because it is for Mike to finish and he often likes to work in ball point pen. I left the column out on that one because I wanted to give him maximum creative control on subject, materials, space etc. When I was all done, I decided that the living statues are a better subject for photography than art, because the pure whiteness of them doesn't seem as striking in the art pieces as it does in the photos--too late--they're already done. Click images to view larger.


steve said...

Wow, beautifully done Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Steve! I'm glad I'm not entirely forgotten. Thanks! :-D