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Mariah with Rudolph Nose 2012.07.20

Acrylic paint on paper

9 X 12 inches

Freehand from a photo of one of Mariah's fabulous self-portrait paintings. (www.flickr.com/photos/mariahoneill/3912668153/)

 

Started left and right handed but as I got into the struggle, the right took over....

 

At least an hour, probably more... lost track of time, stayed up too late...

 

It's a bit of a mess but is/was an interesting learning process for me. I can't quite believe how much harder it is for me to do this with someone else's face. I'd think it would be easier, you know the photo stays still, is already flat, etc etc but I guess because I 'know' my own face so well it is easier to take liberties with it and still have it come together in the end.

 

Mariah's own fabulous paintings: www.flickr.com/photos/mariahoneill/

Photos and portraits of Mariah: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762346188...

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Taken on July 22, 2012