Okay, I'm not a big shopper. Crowds in malls make me scream and run. Long lines at the checkout can sometimes be interesting if there are nice people around you can talk to, however, most of the time it's just a drag. So it comes as no surprise that I comfortably spent Black Friday at home with my family. The Geek was doing his college homework, Kaefer created with clay and I made Christmas ornaments.
I found the paper mache stars at Michaels - with a huge sticker on the back that would hardly come off, why the heck do they do crap like this? -, gessoed them, covered them in sheet music (Händel's flute sonatas), put a thin glaze on top of that and then painted the girl angels. I'm learning to paint faces (via Christy Tomlinson's "The She Art Workshop No. 2") and tried it out here after I had practiced on paper. Hm, not quite sure about it. I think the girls all got their very own characteristic faces, but they are far from perfect.
See those eyes? I had a hard time painting them, and you can clearly see that they aren't good. Same here with the braid-girl:
However, despite their imperfections I grew fond of these girl angels. This one is my favorite:
whereas Kaefer favors this one:
She said she likes the bun.
I was thinking of selling some of them in my Etsy shop, but I am very uncertain because of their obvious imperfections. What do you think?
Linking to Art Every Day Month.