Saturday, June 22, 2013

Overworked, over tired and over here....


So - can you guess what kind of week I've had? :)

This is my entry in Jo's book for the 'You're Having a Laugh' art journal CJ - her theme is 'How Do You Feel Today?' .... I wonder if she is going to regret asking that question :D

I actually found it quite stress relieving painting my stressed out lady, the therapeutic powers of art strike again!

As a few peeps have said they like seeing the step by steps, here's how she came about:

Sketched onto a gelli print with a grey pitt pen, shirt, teeth and eyes coloured in with a white paint pen, skin painted with Fresco acrylic paint in Nougat
More painting - all Fresco paints - Squid Ink, Claret and Pansy on the jacket, French Roast and a touch of Hyde Park in the eyes
Very Berry and London Red on the lips and tongue, and the hair was a mix of French Roast, Chocolate Pudding and Cinnamon
After this point I finished off her hair, added the punched arrows all around the page as a frame, and wrote the page title 'Stressed!' using paint pens.

Here's hoping for a reduction in day job workload and stresses very soon and more time for arty pursuits!

8 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

You've managed to make this painting pleasing, expressive and overwhelming all at the same time. Yep, stressed indeed.

Jennifer Stumpf said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Of course, being stressed stinks, but your artwork is amazing!

Melinda Cornish said...

I laughed when it popped up...I definitely have felt this way before. great job.....

Virginia said...

Sarah - this is amazing, loving the step by steps too!

Lea Lea said...

I can certainly relate to this! I agree art has wonderful therapeutic qualities. You have really managed to capture how you feel. It's a great piece of work.x

Seth said...

We all have had days like her. Quite incredible how you have captured the feeling!

Carmen said...

Whoa! She is AMAZING. Stressed. But amazing. Love the step by steps - your face painting just gets better and better.

Dawn said...

ER WOW! Love this drawing Dxx