Monday, February 29, 2016

29 Faces
February 27 - 29

Last day! Which happens to be Leap Day.

Here are my last 3 faces for 29 Faces.


 A bit sketchy, but frankly it's all I've got for these last faces.
February 27:



February 28:



February 29:


I've enjoyed the 29 Faces of February, and I hope you have too!

It's the first time I've made it through the entire month,
so something additional to be happy about!

Have a great week!

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

29 Faces
February 23 - 26

Today I'm posting 4 more faces,
all are works in progress.
I was surprised to find that I had 
4 paintings unfinished . . . it's kind of like
"out of sight, out of mind"!
This will inspire me to work on them all.

February 23:


I saw a photo like this in a magazine and I really loved
the girl's fearful expression and the movement in the 
photo, like she was going to start to run at any moment,
or had paused in the act of running.

This is the whole painting, I think it's acrylic on watercolor paper:




February 24:



The whole painting, still a ways to go:



February 25:


One of my favorite subjects, Marie Antoinette, or a representation of her.


I'm noticing that many of my paintings
of women and children also include an animal . . .


February 26:


Lots to do on this one;
I would like to tone it down a bit
and make the elements look like they belong together.


Coming to the end of 29 Faces!
Since it's a leap year, I'll have a chance to post
my last 3 faces tomorrow.

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to see and comment on all the entries! 
 
I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

29 Faces
February 21 -22

Two more faces!
I think I only had 2 posts for the entire 2015 year.
I must be making up for lost time in 2016
and vowing to do better! Thank you Ayala and 29 Faces!


These journal pages were both inspired by Mindy Lacefield.
I love her classes . . . I was either taking
True Free Spirit or Paint Your Story when I did these pages.

February 21:



February 22:



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29 Faces 
February 20

and Paint Party Friday

One more face for February.
I'm pretty bad at math, but I can see
I have 9 more faces to do in 3 more days.
And that would be 3 a day or some combination thereof.
(Thankful it's Leap Year)
I WILL do it, because I've come this far.
It helps that I love to paint faces.
I decided to do this one on a book page.
This is very old paper from a book of
Shakespeare plays (Merry Wives of Windsor).
So fragile, I doubt if it will last long . . .
It's done in gouache; I'm surprised it held up to the water.
But it did!


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

29 Faces
February 19

I love 29 Faces, but I won't be sorry to see the end of February! 


She is longing for summer (or even Spring) . . .


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

29 Faces
February 16-18

I love fairies! Have you seen any lately?
These are some fairies I created in Jane Davenport's
class, Joynal, which is all about 
painting magical creatures of every kind.
February 18: 


February 17:


February 16:


My efforts now are to concentrate on getting all 
29 faces done before the end of February...

After all, it's already the 23rd.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

29 Faces and 
Paint Party Friday


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Still catching up with 29 faces . . .

February 9:

Dreaming
Part of a journal page from the Magical Journal Journeys swap



February 10:

Asleep
Another journal page, Journal52



February 11:

"For Me?"



February 12 - 15:

Seer


Woodland Sprite


Pirate Girl



Girl and Cat in the Garden



Okay! I'm only 5 days behind now!
Days 16 - 20 coming soon!


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Have a great weekend!
(Happy Birthday, Jesse!!)

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