Just wanted to share my latest faces with you! I have not been in the mood to make much jewelry lately, but I am finding myself wanting to practice painting more and more! I am learning new techniques over at Willowing and Friends . I am taking a class called" Mythical Magical Makings" , I am sorry I can't get the link to work on my blog , but I will keep trying. You will have to Google it or something and find it on your own. Sorry... It is a wonderful class FULL of talented people!!! Last week (week one) the lesson was painting a goddess using techniques used in Klimt paintings. This is my "Goddess of Patience".
I know...Really long hair!!! I learned alot about backgrounds on this and it is my first attempt at hands. Hard! She is on a 16 x 20 canvas. Don't have a clue on what to do with her!
This week is lesson is about angels and the inspiration is Alphonse Mucha. I have started a few journal pages that look like this. Trying to get the wings and flowers in the the hair going on.
This I used a little photoshop on the background. I Should have left it alone. Oh well, you get the idea ?
I tried another hand. Give me a hand! LOL
Both of these journal pages are on children's board books .
Last but not least just a practice piece with no lesson involved. Just for fun and I am really pleased with her coloring!
I like this one the best so far! She is on watercolor paper and I think that made a big difference for me. I am sooo influenced by Sharon Thomlinson's paintings, I think it takes awhile to develop your own style. I will continue to work on it. :)
Well you are all up to date on my artwork now and I hope you are having a wonderful day! Hope to be back soon with some new stuff to show and tell. Hugs....
The sum of happiness is made up of a thousand details. A little kindness done one less fortunate gives the heart a beat of pleasure that no millinery or laces or jewels can possibly inspire.
To overcome prejudice is more satisfying than a ten-course dinner.
To subdue a difficulty and smother a selfish disire is to become strong and splendid.
If life is worth living at all, it is worth living in a state of progress and improvement.
If we moan and groan, filling the air with dissatisfaction and gloom, we can scarcely hope to partake of much contentment.
All you need is a good thump on the back by some cheerful soul who has faith in you, and promise to yourself that you will face your work and your worries cheerfully,-(Selected)