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Plain to whimsical...

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

This is my first blog, so bear with me, please! I thought I would

give you an idea on how I make the "la Femmes" as I call

them. OK...mannequin heads on a pedestal


I like to cover the foam head. Styrofoam isn't pretty, so I try to cover it with paper or gesso or something! This is a new sculpture I am working on. Here is the start. This time I have

covered the head with white tissue paper. It is very wrinkled. I think it will add interest.

2. I have sketched and outline of her hair. I don't like the

idea of using a wig or something.... it looks cheap and cheesy. This IS

art even if the surface is a not is a type ofcanvas. In fact, much harder to get

the styrofoam to have an interesting texture and appearance.

3. Now to start the paintingprocess I think I am going for ablond (gold metallic) bob,

4. So this is as far as I got and I am liking the start.

5. A little more face paint. I was going to go with pale pink lips, but darn if I don't like the bright red!

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