This weeks word challenge was “Carnival – Gold – Festive.” Well did I ever tell you about my experiences painting portraits – no? Well lets just say there is a reason why I don’t paint them. But for this weeks challenge I thought why not paint a delicate, fanciful mask that you’d see at a Venice Carnival.
That was a great idea, don’t you think? I could nail all three words in one painting – well that was as good as it got for todays painting. In other word, the thought is what counts and I gave painting a face another go, only this time it would be in the form of a mask.
Let me just say, oh my goodness, I still can’t stop laughing at my finished piece – I’m so lucky that I don’t have to do anything but show you my attempt (keeps me honest and most humble in my attempt to learn new subjects). The oil pastel painting is a 5×7 on Mi-Teines Pastel Paper. It’s okay if you laugh, because you are laughing along with me – now you understand the title of the piece. I hope you enjoy a good chuckle.
But as far as this goes I’m onto another subject that I’m more suited for. Although one of these days I’m going to force myself to paint a face a day for a time so at the very least I can paint a respectable piece even if just for the fun of it. All in the quest to learn . . .