September 19, 2014

No. 18, 19 WIP

We went to a concert at the fair last night.... it was awesome! Kansas played, and I have to say they are superb. Period.
But that made me totally forget to post :oP

So here we go, 18 and 19 out of 29 faces.

An ACEO and a journal page. I have been working with rough texture, which is rare for me to do so. Usually I like softer surfaces but this is great fun!

I am leaving this for today as it is, but will finish it tonight.

I need to work on my little shop and Halloween seems to be as good time as any for it :oD

The journal page is showing some steps, most likely I will make it in to a super short slide show ...
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September 18, 2014

No. 17 is hiding!

One thing I love is making little girl art, and halloween is a fun time to paint them with  funny customs.
Here is this little ghost, with her pumpkin bag ... which has another face! :oD

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September 17, 2014

Keeping up! No. 15, 16...

I made some hallowen ACEO. One is the face for 29 faces but I think the skulls are faces too... what do you think? lol

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September 15, 2014

No. 13 and 14 of 29 faces. Photos

This past weekend we went antiquing to N California and although I didn't find something to buy, I took a few pictures. We were hoping for cooler weather up there, but no luck. It was still in the 100s. The sad part was looking at the water reservoirs, so low!

Well, back to the challenge, for today I have photos of faces digitally manipulated. Something very simple because the faces were already fun to see as they were:

   


One is a Dia de los Muertos  window display, and the other a beautiful carving in an antique armoire.

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September 14, 2014

No. 12 ... shiny!




This is another of my on going "finish-this-painting-this-year" work lol
Left it on the side for a while, came back and added a metallic layer, flesh tones, eye colors.... and I will be working on the hair soon.

It is acrylics on a 6x4 card.






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September 13, 2014

September 11, 2014

9.11

We will always remember where we were, what we were doing on this date so tragic.
The world was never the same, or the way we live after.


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September 10, 2014

No.10 ... hair options




I have posted several times by now about how I make a print of my painting and test  a couple of things when I am not sure what direction to take.... particularly with hair.


So for today, I want to share that part of the process for my face No. 10 in the 29 faces.


I painted on wood (video coming soon!) and made a few different styles to look at and decide.

I love wind blown hair, it is so much fun to paint/draw ... but long "quiet" hair is sweet too. Which will it be?   ;o)


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September 9, 2014

No. 9 ...more texture!



I started this painting some time ago and at some point I lost my direction.
At first I wanted just an abstract, then i started to make one of my bald people.... but then i wanted sweet and cute and it was impossible to change direction and I got stuck.

By leaving the piece alone for a while, I learned it was going to follow it's own path, so I just added paint washes of color to get to this point.
I might give it some stain to show more the cracklings but I am happy with the way it is turning out.






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September 8, 2014

No. 8 with crazy texture

As much as I love texture, this was particularly difficult to deal with :oD
It is very abstracted, and I am sure it is still in process, since I am not totally done playing with it.... The second one is digitally edited:

 
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September 7, 2014

No. 7 Pineapples!





Lady with pineapples.
This one face I started long time ago and left it on the pile of "for later when my muse returns" Muse returned, she got done. I think it turned out nice, if I may say so myself lol  :oD

The challenge here was to use neutral colors and a limited palette. Since I always use  a bazillion colors, most of them very bright.




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September 6, 2014

No. 6 and more effects

I think I'm liking the digital effects, even if I don't have a fancy app here, but what a different look you get!


Do you have a favorite app?
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September 5, 2014

No. 5 and fun effect

So I'm just splashing paint and after I scanned, decided to play with the image too:


Looks to me almost like a cartoon tree with a face ha!


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September 4, 2014

No. 4 of 29 faces

Another WIP... very happy with the background colors.


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September 3, 2014

No. 3 of 29 faces

WIP on my art visual journal... I am working on loosening my work and each page is a great opportunity!

 
I will work more on it later on...

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