Thursday, 13 March 2014

Finger Painting

If you saw my last post, in which I showed the beginnings of this piece,you will know that this little lady has been painted with my fingers rather than with a paint brush.



I used a brush just to put a couple of touches to the eye lids and eyebrows and a pencil just to outline the tip of the nose, the chin and neckline.

For this face I was influenced by the work of the talented artist Lynne Hoppe. I feel that I am guilty of being too 'precise'  in my art work and I am striving  to achieve a 'looser' feel. Painting with my fingers has basically forced me to paint in a loser style because you don't have the same control over where the paint goes.

But it didn't stop me from trying Lol!

I am linking this post to PPF although it is Thursday today because I won't have time tomorrow. I know that there is a theme this week of something party..ish for PPF's anniversary so I am sorry she doesn't comply with the theme but I hope you like her anyway.

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I want to take this opportunity to THANK everyone that has left 'Get Well Wishes' for the recovery of my sore thumb. It has improved a little. x

25 comments:

  1. Love the way she has turned out. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Sorry to hear you've got a sore thumb - is it an RSI? I am totally amazed at your skill with your non-dominant hand, and keeping going with the faces challenge. Awesome work!

    Shoshi

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  3. Oh dear... so it's "Texter's Thumb," is it? I hope it clears up quickly! I do think you are amazing, carrying on with the other hand, and what's more, creating such amazing works of art. I can't paint like that even with my good hand!!

    Glad you like my zentangles on the teabag impressions. Till I started working with them, I would never have thought teabags could have so much potential for art!

    Shoshi

    Shoshi

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  4. Proof that our fingers really are our original 'tools'. She's wonderful! ♥

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  5. Wonderful piece, finger painting is so soothing, too. Valerie

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  6. Nice. It is amazing what some fingers can create. You are a very talented person.

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  7. Wow, I am very impressed. This is lovely.

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  8. Fantastic finger painting - I love the loose look you've achieved!
    xo
    Kristin

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  9. She is lovely and I'm amazed on how you can do such fine details not only with fingers but with the non dominant ones.
    Keep giving your thumb some rest, should help it heal quicker.

    Annabelle : )

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  10. I think the face turned out really beautiful - serene and very peaceful. To loosen up I usually don't even do a pencil outline then the paint so of takes you where it wants to go and drips all over the place especially with watercolor. It can be very liberating! Happy PPF

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  11. This has turned out fantastically well, and yes it is looser and more lively, I love Lynnes work too :)

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  12. She is a super-beautiful being...gorgeous work..she is soulful and intriguing..and her complexion is so soft and dreamy!! Fantastic!
    Victoria

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  13. She's wonderful! She exudes so much emotion! Good job!

    Thanks Giggles

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  14. I love painting with my fingers but I've never tried a full face before. This looks great! Hope your thumb is less sore now ....

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  15. Wonderful work! Lynn is a great inspiration, she inspired me to loosen my work up by painting with my none dominant hand

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  16. I was inspired by Lynne's finger painting technique during the 29 Faces, bt did it completely with my fingers. As you say, it certainly does lead to a looser style, and you produced a terrific painting. I love her.
    Congratulations on completing the 29 Faces, and you deserve a gold star for doing it under injury difficulties.

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  17. Wow, great work!!!!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  18. She looks awesome! and yes I try to loosen up too :) I found it so very freeing to paint like this :D I really love the cheek-part and her lips! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  19. i'm learning about loosening up too...awesome results! happy PPF!

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  20. This is so beautiful - I love the softness about her, and her delicate complexion - and you are right about the style being a bit looser - it all works to wonderfully well. Thanks for popping by earlier, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  21. Happy Paint Party Friday! You are so creative...Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the weekend!! Tam

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  22. What fun ~ painting with your fingers! This is great ~ love it!

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  23. Well hello Fuzzie Fingers! I love this face you painted here and how wonderful that you did it with your fingers. The colors are really really nice! I wasn't surprised at all to read that your inspiration was drawn from Lynne Hoppe...I am a HUGE fan of her art also.

    I am glad your thumb is better!!

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