Friday, November 1, 2013

This week's work

I am really enjoying creating these monochromatic faces.  I am experimenting with facial angles and features.  My goal is to create interesting faces and I know that although I am a work in progress (as are my faces) they are beginning to show some personality (kind of serious) but personality nonetheless.  Maybe I'm just afraid of doing teeth LOL.  These ladies are all going into my Etsy shop (here). I am not looking to make tons of money - the shop helps me focus on creating new art.

 The bottom piece is a work in progress (I have to finish it soon). It's a baby gift for my friend's son and daughter-in-law.   I painted a giraffe family for their little boy last year but went a bit more whimsical for this giraffe.  Not as a pretty stage but hopefully it will get better!!!

I am linking to Paint Party Friday (here) hosted by Eva and Kristin faithfully every Friday.  Go and be inspired by the wonderful artwork posted there.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and art filled weekend.




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  1. All your faces have their own personality and are very well done. I like them all. Your giraffe is coming out beautifully and am sure they will love it. Thx for stopping by my blog, appreciate it and Happy PPF!

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  2. Your faces just get better and better every week. Happy PPF.

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    1. That is such an encouraging comment - thanks so much!

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  3. I do like these against the book pages. There is something very Noble in each of the faces,they almost remind me of the faces of the statues on easter Island.

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    1. I've seen those statues (not in person) - I think there is something there. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  4. Beautiful portraits and colors. Happy PPF!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your works in progress. Yes teeth can be tricky I usually do them a bit blurred otherwise they look like gravestones. Love your giraffe too.

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    1. Funny comment - I have done teeth but they definitely are tricky - gravestones - very appropriate for All Saint's day (and Halloween). Thanks for stopping by

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  6. Each face is wearing such a cool emotion...well done..love the mono colors...really pretty. I love that you changed your blog back to normal...it's so much easier to navigate!! Thank you! Have a great week!!

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    1. I don't know why I didn't do this earlier - Blogger has many more standard options now. That dynamic views thing is a bear!! Thanks for your encouraging comments as always.

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  7. lovely portraits in monochrome and a sweet baby gift!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine - Pam Carriker was definitely the inspiration for the monochromatic portraits.

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  8. Great idea to paint those monochromatic faces, they look lovely! And your giraffe is too cute :-)

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    1. Thank you Denise - hope all is well with you

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  9. These are lovely monochrome paintings and they're very pretty! I dislike painting teeth too. They're so hard to get right.

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  10. The faces are really cool and have a Peruvian feel to me? I love the collaged giraffe, too.

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    1. Thanks Gloria - you are an encouragement to me

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  11. Lovely portraits and your giraffe is so cute, Gina. Keep creating and thank you for sharing.

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  12. Interesting portraits, I like the giraffe!!

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    1. Thank you - your work is so gorgeous - I don't get around to all your PPF entries to comment (as I am trying to comment on everyone elses work too) but I try to look at all the beautiful entries later.

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  13. love the paintings this week as ever

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  14. You are definitely creating interesting and expressive faces! I love the giraffe, I am sure it is going to be even more darling when you're done with it.

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    1. Thanks so much - you are very encouraging.

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  15. You are certainly developing your own style here, great work! Thanks so much for your kind comment,
    hugs
    Kat

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    1. I was in a slump about a year ago and what I wished for was that I would develop my own style - it's all about continuing to create and patience. Thanks Kat

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  16. I like how you are using just one color for the faces...very creative! Your giraffe is cool too! They are one of my fav zoo animals.

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    1. The monochromatic faces (not the drawings) came out of a wonderful workshop I took recently with Pam Carriker (a fabulous artist and teacher). I found I loved creating depth with variations on one color. Giraffes (and elephants) are my favs too

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  17. I love faces with a background like yours. So much to see and think!
    Have a wonderful week and hugs
    Erika

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  18. I am loving your monochromatic faces as well - I can't wait to see your giraffe when it's finished! x

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  19. Teeth are not my fav either:-) Love these faces and backgrounds! Painting over words is always a winner in my book... it tells a story...:-)

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  20. Love that you use such limited colors on each...they looks so cool together! And the backgrounds are great with the dictionary showing through! AND I can see personality in each of them :) Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!! Of course you are in the lotterypot ♥ Good luck for the win :) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  21. Of course you have two chances...thank you for sharing on FB too :)

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