Day 27 of 31 Days of Art:
Izannah Walker Inspired Doll in Progress


When people in real life ask me what I do for artwork I've stopped saying "I make art dolls" and say, "I make art inspired by antiques."   They don't get dolls, but they do get antiques.  ;-)  Studying Izannah Walker Dolls has been a focus of mine for the last 5 years or more.   It's not all I do for artwork but it's what I'm most known for at this point in time.  I'm in my "Izannah period".  ;-)


This is the first time I have gotten the feeling of the downcast eyes that are such a hallmark of Izannah Walker's work.   This doll has been sanded too much and I might lose what I have here in the next stage of painting.  If I do, so be it.   But  I wanted to capture it with the camera in case I lose it  This doll started off looking like one of my sisters as a girl and then morphed into one of my friends from young adulthood.  Amazing how much we carry around other people's likenesses in our heads.  

2 comments:

  1. I wondered how long we would have to wait for one of your Izzie's to show up in 31 days of art. She may be your best yet! I think it was Deanna Hogan who said she sprays her dolls with a coat of matte finish before applying the antiquing glaze. I now do that (Krylon Matte Finish spray) and have been so pleased.

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  2. Dixie, she's wonderful. You're right about carrying people around in our heads...I'm forever discovering one of "my people" in a doll's face. "Oh, hello. Where did you come from?"

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