Tuesday, 9 February 2016

29 Faces - Day 9

Welcome to day 9 of 29 Faces

I do enjoy making up my own faces, and more and more I find that the faces I paint are usually expressing something from my own life.  What do you find yourself drawing or painting the most?  If you have just started out on your journey what kind of faces do you find yourself most drawn to?

Day 9 - 29 Faces
It would be great to hear how you approach your faces. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, do leave a comment

Monday, 8 February 2016

29 Faces - Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of 29 Faces. Happy Monday! 

I am continuing in my mini journal with the series of faces as part of the 29 Faces for February, and really enjoying combining both journalling and painting in the same book.  I normally just have a journal for writing and have been keeping them mostly separate, although in some of my art journals you will always find some a bit of writing.

The writing in this journal is mostly hidden, you will see the occasional word peeping through. I wasn't concerned with being able to go back and read in the journal as it was about remembering the emotions that I felt as I wrote in it, and the images express some of that emotion.  I will be sharing the mini book in a couple of weeks so you can see how I put it together, and the full pages of art.

Day 8 - 29 Faces
Join me tomorrow for day 9 of 29 Faces.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

29 Faces - Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of 29 Faces.  I hope today finds you in a reflective mood.  Being Sunday we spend our mornings at church and fellow-shipping with the other members at the service and really thinking about our lives, how we interact our impact on others and how we are using the gifts and the talents that we have.

We think about family near and far and those who may not have woken up today.  Each moment we have to make the most of the time, and take peace with us every where we go.  Today's picture reminds me of my peace within and the opportunities that we all have to share a little of that peace through our lives.

Day 7 of 29 Faces
This painting is part of a mini journal that I will be sharing on how I made it.  Come and join in the fun, why not create some faces yourself

Saturday, 6 February 2016

29 Faces - Day 6

Welcome to day 6 of 29 Faces.  I have been allowing myself to play with my not-so-used-often supplies.  There will obviously always be your favorite things to work with, and for me at the moment is charcoal pencil and a 9B graphite pencil.  I normally use them to sketch the image once I have laid down the background colors and also use it a lot within the shading - they are great.  Along side gesso, which can give you some lovely textures.

Day 6 of 29 faces

This painting has been done as my front cover on a journal I made recently for The One BadAss Art Journal which you can still sign up for if you want to join us!

You don't have to complete a full painting for this challenge, you can just do sketches if that is what you have time for.  I have also used it to help me complete images that have gone unfinished, use it to work for you and remember to have fun!

Friday, 5 February 2016

29 Faces - Day 5

Welcome to day 5 of 29 Faces, it is great to be back and I really do like drawing and painting faces.  It is funny that for a long time I found it difficult to create my own face and did a lot of portraits from sittings and photographs.  Anything that you want to try, it just takes practice - you set your intention and go for it.

This piece was a way for me to get over the feeling that you couldn't just paint over anything. I have been doing a lot of recycled work and working in journals on my Inspiration, Art and Creativity blog, and this painting incorporates texture and mixed media on an adhesive backed paper.

Start practicing your faces, if you don't have all the tools begin where you are. 

Day 5 of 29 Faces

Jump in an join us in the fun as we complete a face a day for 29 days, start where you are, and take it from there, enjoy the process.


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