As some of you may know by now I have a bit of a perfectionist streak in me. And it can affect my ability to create sometimes. I have often wanted to let go and be messy and like the results. Well, recently I signed up for a class with Katie Kendrick called "Layered Impressions" and am really enjoying it. Its great, Katie is great, and she is sharing really cool techniques. If you have the chance to take a class with her you will not be disappointed!
One of the first exercises I completed were the 2 pieces I am sharing today. Katie had us sketch a face with our non-dominant hand and then paint away. I have to say I was anxious at the get go because I knew it would be imperfect. And the first one I did is the girl above which I did not like but have since grown to love.
By the time I got to creating this girl below I really loosened up and enjoyed the process. I can see the difference showing up in her face. I hesitated at using such bold colors but just decided to go with it.
Excited to see what Katie has in up her sleeve for us next!
I am sharing these girls over at Paint Party Friday. Be sure to head over there and see what great work is being shared this week! Click HERE!