Monday, May 12, 2014

Fictional Portraits: Laura


This is Laura. She lives in a studio apartment in Maine and works in 
an orthodontist's office. She loves cream puffs and lighthouses, and, in the evenings, 
she plays drums in her boyfriend's rock band, Open Windows. 
She plans to make this her full time profession, when they make it big.
Meanwhile, she is looking for a used bicycle to ride to work,
since her car has two flat tires.

Often times people are not what they appear to be.
When I create a "person", I like to imagine what might be going
on in his or her life, and I love to reach for the unexpected.
Right now I'm experimenting with different presentations of
my "cast of characters" and trying to decide whether to 
continue with mixed media, add a background, make 
a border or go to simple pen, ink and watercolor drawings.
They are fun to make, so I'll continue to create them,
trying different techniques.
I'd love to know what you think.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

8 comments:

Simone said...

Laura has such beautiful blue eyes! I love the touch of adding the necklace. Your mixed media work is wonderful Judy. x

Libby Fife said...

Two flat tires!

She has a great personality and background. Incidentally, your portraits remind me of the idea of a "fake journal." You create a fictional cast of characters in a real or imagined place and create journal entries as if they were real.

Karen L R said...

Not sure which I like better, the portrait or the story that goes along with it. Completely charming!

From Your Mindseye said...

Judy,

I just love it all. Please keep going. I look forward to many more stories of your cast of characters and maybe a book. I would certainly buy it and I will bet that many people would. It's just brilliant. O love the mixed media the best.

Oh , and Happy Mother's Day. I loved your blog that day and didn't get a chance to comment.

Julie

Considering Wellness said...

You are not only an artist you are a great author and I am looking forward to the book you are going to write - Love your LADIES

Considering Wellness said...

You are not only an artist you are a great author and I am looking forward to the book you are going to write - Love your LADIES

Shell said...

Your Laura is a lovely lady. The back story you created for her is wonderful. Makes her come alive.

Anne Butera said...

I am loving your fictional portraits, Judy! Such fun details in their stories (and of course, your mixed media art is lovely!).

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day (your husband has great taste in flowers!).