A Face for Lisa

Lisa Graham is a painter whose style really inspires me to want to paint faces.  Her people are so expressive, stylishly dressed in fabulous clothes of Lisa’s own mind and have whimsical and complicated personalities.  Her work is honest and true to her vision and I really admire that about her.  I suspect she is also a really great person and would love it if I didn’t live so far away – Massachusetts to Kansas is a long way to go for a cup of coffee.  Recently she painted some pink hair on one of her bold women.  I hadn’t been in the studio for days, so today I was determined to spend some time painting and the thought of doing a painting in my own style as an homage to Lisa’s inspiration seemed to spring from my fingers.  So here she is, orange hair and all, a face for Lisa.


17 Responses to “A Face for Lisa”

  1. lyle baxter September 9, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    love her hair! looks like you had some fun.I love that you are trying new things! keep it up.

  2. jill eudaly September 9, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    you inspired me to go into my studio today.

  3. Karen September 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    great face! it’s so exciting when you find someone who inspires you to do something totally different and new and challenging. thank goodness we don’t have to drive hundreds of miles to find those connections and sparks.

  4. Lisa Graham September 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Oh my goodness Corrine! I am very very touched!! It would be lovely to meet for coffee wouldn’t it? I suspect we would have some good laughs…make some colorful art…and talk about our superheros. 🙂

    I LOVE your orange-haired beauty here…she is a load of fun and color…like you.

    Thank you for this my friend. You’ve just made my whole week. 🙂 xoxo

  5. Janet Ghio September 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Love her polka dot dress–see you got a comment from Lisa Graham above–must go check out her artwork.

    • admin September 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      Oh do, you will love her work!!! And her stories!!! xox

  6. deb September 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Love your face Corrine!!Its nice to step out of the box now and then and
    you did a fabulous job! Hugs! deb

  7. sharon September 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    You have made my week with your bold and head on approach to art, that is expressive beyond words sometimes to me! You woman is a beauty, and your art inspires me again and again!

  8. Kimbucha September 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    You’re always mixing up the process and challenging yourself. She’s got some wicked vitreous floaters,she
    has! Love ya honey for putting it out there all bold and brave-like

  9. Dorthe September 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Love her, and her hair- -so beautifully combed,lol
    Lisa is a great inspirerer, with her colourful gals,- and you are too, dear Corrine.
    SMILES, Dorthe

  10. Emma September 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    She’s great, looks like the kinda gal I’d like to meet!

  11. angela September 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    She’s beautiful. I’m positive Lisa would have a blast having a coffee with you! The drive would be worth it for sure!
    I love the new look of your blog!

    • Anni September 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      Corrinne your face is amazing, faces are not easy to draw, I think, love her orange hair, very modern, orange is my favorite color, great background, have a nice week.

  12. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    When you come to see Lisa, feel free to stop by my place, too. I live in the same Kansas town and I would be glad to make coffee for you. You definitely paid homage to Lisa’s art. This is super!

  13. Terrie -Creative Explorer September 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Faces are a challenge and yours definitely has strength and personality. I love how you drew inspiration from a blogging buddy but made it your own!

  14. annie! September 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Oh I’ll bet Lisa just loves this face. I know I do.

  15. Dianne Nunn September 13, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Gorgeous, feisty looking woman. Well done with this Corrine. xxx

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