It's been a rough week, folks! I had two root canals on the same tooth this week, went camping and while camping the stinkin' tooth started to abscess, oh, the pain! All I had time or energy for was some charcoal sketches, so this is my print for week 17. I used to do what I called "Flower Head Girls" all the time when I sold on ebay a few years ago, and I decided to do some more. Here is my favorite of the sketches. I might offer the painting later if it turns out. 5x7 on fine quality paper. Click on the pic to buy it.
It's on a new surface for me, I read about it on someone's blog, but my mind is so foggy from pain pills I can't remember where, I will find it and link later, anyway, it's muslin! With two coats of cheap acrylic paint or gesso, it's toothy, but fine grained, so it takes the charcoal and paint, but you don't have all the holes that drive me crazy with canvas. And SO cheap! I need to figure out how many 9x12 sheets I got out of a yard, but it was a lot, and muslin only costs around $1 a yard. It's just the sort of mindless prep work I love when I feel like painting, but I don't know what to paint, so it's a win/win. LOVe it and thank you whoever you are that shared the muslin painting with us here in blog world. I should have thought of it forever ago, because that's what Jo James, (Cart Before The Horse) uses on her dolls and I used it on my doll I did for Jane's class, but it just never crossed my mind to tear sheets and paint them ! It might be pain meds that are making me sound like I just discovered penicillin.