Wednesday, June 22, 2011

tina #1 ~ china ink, pencil, gouache and watercolors, 4" x 6"

going back to early june now, i got on a real jag painting 'the tinas'. i'd just gotten tina berning's book '100 girls on cheap paper', and i was swept away by the power and simplicity of her faces. she uses a lot of china ink, so i got mine out and painted a whole bunch of 'tinas'... i'd look at one of her faces and try to paint the eyes (or nose or mouth) the way that she painted it. i feel like i learned a lot, and i highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about painting/drawing faces.

XO

16 comments:

  1. Hi Lynne,
    I like your first "Tina" a lot. She seems to be full of self-confindence. Thank you for the book-advice - sounds very interesting.

    :-)
    Nicole

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  2. Lynne, when you first recommended the book, I scooped it up and you are right, it is AWESOME. I love your Tina. And what a great way to practice for the newer journal painters out here(me raising my hand). Thanks once again for a brilliant suggestion! YOU ROCK!

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  3. Love your Tina! You blow me away with materials I have no idea about. What the !@756!! is CHINA INK? Thanks for the reminder of the 100 girls on cheap paper. LOVED pouring through those!

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  4. Wow, she is a sophisticate. love, sus

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  5. Love her dark eyes, red lips and that sun kissed cheek...she reminds me of Aubrey Hepburn...will have to check out the book and inks. Thx for another great post Lynne!

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  6. am loving Tina. she is so elegant. I think she works somewhere swanky like Saks. And gives people like me who might venture into her department a withering look.

    At night Tina likes a good strong martini. After a few she reverts to her very NYC accent and chews gum quite voraciously.

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  7. You r a pleasure.

    Ol' Milton praising away right beneath you. Love that.

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  8. Oh, I LIKE this one! I just may have to check out the book and see if it helps me.

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  9. Glamour girl. Totally unexpected and divine ♥♥♥

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  10. Lynne, I love this, there is something elegant about her that draws me in.

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  11. This is so beautiful. I would love to paint loose like this, but don't seem to be able to ... I need to practice practice practice - I checked out the book, and will add it to my wish list! And yes what is China ink?
    Kim

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  12. She's so mysterious and totally lovely!

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  13. HI Lynne..this face really captivated me...I love her soulful energy..you have such a way of capturing the unique soul in your work...always a delight to visit your realm!
    Beautiful
    Victoria

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  14. I love your Tina-that book does look great, I have resisted so far but probably not for much longer!

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  15. Hi Lynne

    Saw this book a short while ago, Almost brought it, wish I had, dithering as usual.... I've been painting and printing on all sorts of paper, at first it felt like I was defacing the books, now I think I'm rescuing them.... It looks like your having fun too. Must put some pictures up on my blog to show you soon...

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