Winnie McIntyre Was the Only Witness

Challenge Day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!

Winnie McIntyre Was the Only Witness
5″ x 7″ Acrylics on 250 GSM* cotton vellum
(cropped in paint.NET with thin border added)

I almost posted this without the red splatter. I suppose this is number two in my Dark Side series. (Hmm, not a bad idea.) Here was the first, which also includes tiny portrait(s) and blood splatter. I blame these impulses on the women of wonderstrange. (The only reason I almost didn’t do it is because I worried it would splatter in a non aesthetically pleasing manner. I wish there were more contrast in spot size, but it’s not too bad.)

It was an interesting experiment. I gessoed this heavy Stonehenge 100% cotton paper then taped the edges with masking tape so it wouldn’t warp. As you can see (below), the bottom piece of tape was very crooked. Dangit! If I were going to do it again, I would fade out the background wallpaper more. I don’t love the color combination of the wallpaper with the picture frame.

I don’t know how I feel about painting on paper. I think it has lots of potential but I’m still struggling with the proper consistency of paint with which to paint tiny fine lines. I could use a pen but I like the idea of paint only.

Thanks for stopping in! Progress pics (under yellowy lights. Ugh.)

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*GSM – grams per square metre (I had to look it up, so I thought I would share.)

6 thoughts on “Winnie McIntyre Was the Only Witness

  1. Sarah

    YES! I love it when you get gruesome! She is fantastic – I love the tiny details and how she almost looks bored – the blood splatters are perfection! What a weird thing to say!!

  2. AnnD

    This is my favorite thing this month. I think I have now commented on it everywhere you’ve posted it. I LOVE IT SO!

    And spattering paint is a little nerve-wracking, right?! You did a great job, though. I love that a tiny bit got on her face.

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