Remember the plaster book I started to make here? Well today I sat down with the pages and painted 11 faces in the book.
I love the way pencil and watercolor look on the plaster surface so that is what I painted the faces with.
I love the way different people paint faces. The fact that none of us paint them like anyone else.
I got 3 sets of vintage watercolor tins off eBay and used the colors in them to paint these.
The colors were really grubby and old but there were two gorgeous shades of red that I kept returning to.
I know I need to paint from models but I am lazy. These were all drawn freehand from various sources around in studio.
So many of them end up looking like people I know that it's unsettling.
As the day wears on and I become more tired I think the faces get better.
It's been a long time since I've done watercolors.
But I still like to try one now and then.
I waxed over the lace and plaster cover.
But the pages will stay chalky and plastery. I like them dry and porous. Such a beautiful surface on which to paint and draw.
I'm getting myself pumped up for the online plaster class. Stay tuned for more appetizers.