It seems as if whatever I put my hands on goes wrong this weekend. On Saturday I worked on a miniature portrait for three and a half hours and then painted over it. I've been struggling with two miniatures for weeks. There have been hours of work on them, but they sit on a shelf in my studio. Nothing has looked right to me.
Then yesterday I read an article in the September 2009 Artist's Magazine. You have to look at it! Ann Bagby shows how she put her mixed media portraits together. So I got inspired......now I would cut my own stamps and prepare a background for the miniature portraits! New energy for new work!! So far I have only cut the stamps and drawn one portrait, though I am in the middle of printing my papers. Also, when I get tired of working tiny, I'm switching off to the first of my colored pencil portraits of the most adorable twins, above.
Below is the miniature portrait, showing up about twice the size it really is.