SATURDAY, 15 FEBRUARY - FACE NO 15
|'ERMINTRUDE' - by Jez - Acrylic paint|
Finger painting on A3 watercolour paper
ARE YOU HAVING ANY FUN?
I had such fun painting this, and it only took me just over half an hour. OK so it looks like it, but deciding to paint her and actually starting to paint took me much longer than half an hour.
Ermintrude was painted entirely with my fingers - my first ever attempt at this approach. And she was definitely out of my comfort zone. This was mainly because I HATE getting my fingers messy. I decided to try it wearing tight latex gloves, which worked beautifully, so that solved the messy problem.
What an enjoyable and free-and-easy way to unwind. I'd describe it as drawing with the paint rather than painting, and I loved creating those creamy thick textures. The most difficult part was the eyes, trying to work on a smaller, finer scale. I had started then painting with my index finger, then continued with the middle finger, and the ring finger. Finally I used the tip of my little finger for those eyes and if I'd had a fifth, smaller finger I would have used that instead.
I do encourage you to have a go if you've never tried this, I was quite surprised that I could even produce something that looked like a person. And I did have fun.
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