Arting for 365 Day 269: Pinhole Portrait

8.5 x 11" watercolor on paper with pinholes

8.5 x 11″ watercolor on paper with pinholes

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Some of you may know I  have recently become a bit obsessed with creating images from pinholes. I’ve worked smaller scale, larger scale, abstract and realistic, and each time I feel pretty pleased with the result. Yesterday was the first day that left me wondering.

I decided a few days ago that I wanted to create a portrait using pinholes, so I took a stab at it. My feelings on the finished piece are mixed. I can’t say I don’t like it, but it just doesn’t seem to be hitting the nail on the head. Part of me feels like I should have gone a bit more hog wild with the pinholes. Part of me thinks I should have avoided using color (see below) – or at least not used it to help establish form. Maybe the pinhole approach naturally lends itself better to abstraction. Who knows? I guess more experimentation is the only real way to figure it out.

Day 269 Pinhole Portrait Color DetailDay 269 Pinhole Portrait

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