Saturday, February 25, 2012

29 Faces and IA Weekly Challenge

Texture and 29 Faces
Day 25
This is my favorite imp, that rascal Puck.

I created this for the Inspiration Avenue challenge, Texture,
but since I've spent some time on his face,
I'm posting it for 29 Faces also :-)

Puck is strolling through the forest with a friend and looking for mischief.
 He may have found it in the floating fairy lights.
Care to play catch, Mr. Fox?

It's colored pencil and acrylic paint with bits of collage paper,
magazine pages, tissue paper, ribbon, and corrugated cardboard.
Did I forget anything? Oh, book pages. And who knows what else,
since I was pasting the kitchen sink on there to create some texture.

I've been visiting blogs and reading how texture has been difficult
to show in a scanned or photographed image.
Everyone is so right ~ it's tricky . . . my photos were showing
bumps and highlights where I didn't want them and
skipping right over the texture that I wanted to show up. Bleh.

I started this canvas a long time ago and thought it would be a good
candidate for the texture challenge. It doesn't resemble what I 
started with at all. You can see the original post here, along with
the insightful "critique" from my office assistant :)
No wonder it took me so long to complete it.
 Notice: where I was once going to put a cat,
there is now a fox. Sorry, Oliver.

Visit Inspiration Avenue on Sunday afternoon to see
the entries displayed in our gallery!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend...
Mother Nature has decided we needed a bit more snow.
What can I do but say 
“Thank you, but I hope we won't be needing any more after this.”

Saturday, February 18, 2012

 29 Faces
Day 18
Watercolor and colored pencil

Friday, February 17, 2012

Paint Party Friday and 29 Faces
Day 17

I've worked on this painting a bit more.
I added some collage elements, more paint 
(brayered on...learned that from 
Tam at Willowing, teehee. Brayering's kind of fun but scary too).
I put in some lines in Payne's Gray... (love that color)
and some Japanese anemones.
So that's about it. I don't know if it's finished. 
Seems it is still missing something...
If it strikes me what's missing, I'll add something else :-)

It looked like this before:

I've missed some days in the 29, but will add this as Day 17.
If I get extra faces completed before the 29th (haha), I'll
put them in for the missing days!

I'm also posting this for Paint Party Friday.
Please visit over there to see everyone's PPF entries!
Happy PPF . . . Happy Weekend!


Friday, February 10, 2012

29 Faces

 I've been working on a sketch that may or may not become a painting.

The faces of the two brothers will be Days 9 and 10 for 29 Faces though.
I am behind by two days since my last post was Day 6.
So...since I do have some time for art today, they may even become 7 and 8,
and I'll have 2 new faces for 9 and 10.
Following all this? Never doesn't matter!

Day 10
These are just graphite in my sketchbook.

Day 9
I saw an enchanting photo on Google of 2 brothers
witnessing a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. 
I thought it would make a lovely painting.

I was reminded by Ayala in my last post not to forget to list the materials...
I will go back and do that for my previous faces.

Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend!

Oh, here is the photo of the 2 boys.
I'm so sorry I don't remember who to credit it to :(

Monday, February 6, 2012

 29 Faces

Day Six
This is a page in my journal done in acrylic paint
with torn scrapbook paper for the queen's dress.

Day Five
Colored pencil on watercolor paper.
It's an ACEO.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

29 Faces

I've gotten a late start, but faces are my favorite thing to paint,
so I really wanted to participate in 29 Faces!
For this first post I am putting in days 1, 2, 3, and 4...
but will try to do one at a time (or at most two) from now on.

Day Four
Acrylic on wood.

Day Three
Acrylic on a chunky canvas.

Day Two
Acrylic, colored pencil, graphite and collaged bits on bristol board.

Day One
Colored pencil and acrylic paint, plus decorative paper.
A moleskine journal cover.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!
Darn that Phil, though...
How does he always see his shadow??
Must be all those TV lights!

Sketchbook Project is GONE as of Tuesday! YAY!