Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reach for perfection

All my efforts to turn this page into another face have been thwarted. I set out to do the background, but the result was dreadful.I gessoed over it and added more layers of paint. As I was about to start my face, I started "seeing" eyes. And the dark area at the top left corner screamed "hair! hair!". It made me think about the wigs they worn at the court of Louis XIV and about the pink wig I used as part of my clown costume few years back. I thought there was going to be one figure, but in the end there are three. They seem scared, trying to balance the balls in the air as well as one another. The text at the left reads "In case of loss or damage"; the text at the right reads "Art advertisement".