Monday, March 2, 2009
DSFDF Challenge Painting: Wiggin' Out
"Wiggin' Out" . . .. . . .. oil . .. .. . .. 10" x 10"
I guess it's called a 'Challenge' for a reason! The original photo from Karin Jurick includes over a dozen heads. Maybe it was the long necked mannequin with the blonde wig and sunglasses, that made me think of Nico from the Velvet Underground, and from there my mind went to Andy Warhol. I wanted a head that would fit in a square, so I went for the profiled mannequin on the middle left.
I thought by simplifying the image (going for a 'posterized' look) I'd save myself some grief and time; no such luck. I forgot how tricky it can be to paint four mostly indentical things in a group. The slightest slip of the brush can really change things.
Sigh. I like the idea well enough, but the execution, eh. If it had been silk screened ala Factory style, that would have been better (at least I didn't brick myself inside a wall like one of Warhol's assistants did). One of these day, it would be nice to nail one of these challenges.