|Patchwork of Scrapbook Squares|
The fun part was allowing some of the pattern to still peek through. Sometimes it's hard for me to cover up some of these collage elements, but I do so for the sake of the final picture. That is something that was reinforced by Kelly Rae Roberts in her Hello Soul class.
I chose this tiny vintage photobooth photograph below. She's one of my "found relatives" I added to my Common Threads Junk Journal which I shared back in October.
Here's a comparison of my portrait and the photograph. I admit I had to squint to see some of her features and sometimes used my artistic license. Because of my difficulty seeing the details, I couldn't seem to get her eyes to look downward as they do in the original photo. But at least she's looking off to the side.
|Photo and painting comparison|
I thought she looked a little like my Grandma Johnson. At some point I'll pull out Grandma's black and white photo and do a portrait of her for the challenge. Until next time, happy creating.