August 10, 2012

St. Clare

We started something new this week, my “husband” bought the dvd’s for the Insanity workout for the both of us. I’ll have you know there is a reason they call it the “Insanity” workout; it’s because you have to be insane to do this workout if:

1. you are over 25 and
2. you are not in shape to begin with.

I’ll bet you can guess that I have hardly been able to move. Notice who I blamed (said “husband”) because I can hardly move my arms to paint….no, it’s not my fault I’m so out of shape. :)

Well after a week I have finally moved out of the “so sore I can hardly move” stage and was able to complete the painting of St Clare. And you’ll notice that I took some liberties with the color. The original painting by Simone Martini (1284-1344) is below my rendition.


The lesson for this weeks Diary of faces class was hands, but I feel that the position of the mouth and nose and the head cloth was more difficult than the hands in this painting. 

Overall I’m happy with how it turned out.

Here is the original:

Simone Martini (1284-1344)- Painting of Saint-Francis-Saint-Clare

If you’d like to know more about St. Clare, visit this Link: St Clare 

I’m linking to Paint Party Friday, please the other participants. There always lots of wonderful art to see.


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