Okay, so I like weird things like this doll torso. Bill fits right up there too. This limbless porcelain doll has great potential for interesting paintings and drawings, and I am working on a show of drawings of it now. You can check my Lisa Page for some posters I created from a few of the drawings. I actually painted this a few years ago, on a piece of canvas taped to a board, and did not take it seriously at the time. But I grew to love my little doll figure, whom I have named Heinrich, and I wanted to frame this painting. However, I had painted to the edge of the canvas and did not have room around the image to stretch it.
I recently discovered the great trick of pasteing paintings (or blank canvas) to acid free foam core with Yes Paste. This is great for spontaneous painting when you don’t want to bother to stretch canvas, or don’t know the size that your finished piece will be. I glued this painting down just the other day, and it finally looks finished. I was even able to photograph it decently for the first time. Is decently a word? By the way, I have also discovered that when you are trying to take a quick photo of a painting that has reflective quality (this painting was varnished with GLOSS!!! &%@!#), a good way to do it is to put it right down on the floor in front of you and shoot straight down at it. Try it. It really works. Just make sure you can import the painting into photoshop to crop your toes out of the frame.
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