Thursday, May 31, 2012

Art Journaling...

A Tribute 
The Feast Day of my Patron Saint.

Art Journal Page

Yesterday, May 30th
I was gifted by a dear friend of mine!
She sent me this beautiful card, which she made...

Along with this inside.

We share the same Parton Saint.

At this point, I felt so loved and inspired...
I just had to run with it.
I wanted to have a record of this glorious day.
Honor a friendship.
Pay a tribute to our saint.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

29 Faces In May...

All 29 paintings.

This was one of the most amazing challenges, I have ever participated in.
This was a whole month of 
Self reflection
Faced with overcoming.
Art therapy
Giving permission to let go.
Move forward.
Continue to grow.

I want to thank 
who stopped by for a visit, during the whole month of May, to view my FACES.

A special 
for those of you who took the time to leave a comment
such words of encouragement.

29 Faces Series
This was a journey, a process... to take the next step.
I have been wishing, wanting, then waiting to paint again.
Honestly, there was nothing holding ME back, but ME!
All I needed was a push...

Face #26
4" x 4" mini canvas

 Face #27
 4" x 4" mini canvas

Face # 28
4" x 4" mini canvas

 Face #29

5" x 7" canvas

Now... for more exciting news
All original paintings will be for sale!

I will be taking some time off.
Studio will be closed temperately.
There is exciting things going on in my art studio,  
which I will be more than happy to share with all of you!
(posting will return to normal 6/11/12)
I will continue sharing this artful journey with you ... in the weeks to follow.

For starters...
I need to finish placing a clear acrylic coat on all the paintings.
Upload photos.
I will be creating an online marketplace,
 where you will be able browse and purchase 
originals or prints of this series. 
Yes, I will create a collage of all 29 Faces In May.
Create a art journal page.
A local gallery wishes to review the paintings for a possible upcoming show.

As sad as I am to see this challenge come to a close...
I am grateful for the courage this has given me.
That I can place a 'VALUE" on my paintings.
Most of all...except who I am

Happy Tuesday!

Work In Progress...

29 Faces In May

"If you ask me what I came into this life to do,
I will tell you: I came to live out loud."

Just a very quick update...

I am working on completing 
by the end of the day.

I am very confident!!
The studio is a mess...
there are 28 canvas paintings completed and the room is full.
I have no where to walk!!
Amazing right?

I am in pure bliss right now!!

Do come back... 
I will post later the finished pieces to this series.
29 Faces In May

Saturday, May 26, 2012

29 Faces In May...

"Work joyfully and peacefully,
knowing that right thoughts and right efforts
inevitably bring about right results."

Face #25

Title: A Little Sunshine
 Created and painted on a 4" x 4" mini canvas. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend... 
filled with

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Eye of The Soul...

"The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face,
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,
Oh! the eye was in itself a Soul!"

 29 Faces In May

Face #24

Created and painted on a 5" x 7" canvas. 

What does the eye of your soul reveal...?

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

29 Faces In May

"Art does not reproduce what we see;
rather, it makes us see."

visual expression is the only way to make yourself heard.

Face #23

Loud and clear!
Painting created on a 5" x 7" canvas.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Take it Gracefully...

"Learn to limit yourself; 
to content yourself with some definite work;
dare to be what you are 
learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not;
to believe in your own individuality."

Take it all with grace...

and turn the other cheek!

29 Faces In May

Face #22

This painting was created on a 4" x 4' mini canvas.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Face Your Imagination...

"Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine
and at last you create what you will."

29 Faces In May

I simply fell in love with these "blue" hues... and ran with it.
Let my imagination get the best of me, what fun!

Here she is, in the glory of "BLUE".

Face #21

This painting was created on a 4"x 4" mini canvas.


Monday, May 21, 2012

In Perspective With Van Gogh

"Great things are not done by impulse, 
but a series of small things brought together."

29 Faces In May
With is exactly how I am feeling and thinking about the 29 Faces as a whole.
The process of creating each of these paintings
has been a wonderful experience!

Each one... carries its own unique statement.
Brought on my the maker; painter.
Time well spent...
an assortment of thoughts, 
a collection of emotions, all accumulated and applied to the canvas.

I am discovering myself.
to better understand myself, through this process...
what a wonderful thing to gain, self awareness. 

Face #19

This painting was created on a 5" x 7" canvas.
She has a title too.

Titled: speechless 
Yes... she has nothing to say.
There are times in our life, when it is better to say nothing at all!

Face #20

Created on a 5" x 7 ' canvas.
Now this painting... started with just a thought I had in mind. 
I honestly had no idea how she would turn out.
Yet, when I spend time looking at this painting...
I know just how she feels. 
"I am not perfect, but I am put together in all the right places."

What is on my desk right now... Face # 21.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Inspired By Pablo Picasso

" Every now and then
one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door
serves as a stepping stone to other things."

29 Faces In May
Face # 18

This painting was created on paper, using a marbled technique.
Applied watercolor for the shading.
Added vintage paper for her features.

Mixing such mediums, was a challenge... I will admit.
Well worth the outcome!

Tell me... 
Do you like what you see?  

Face #18
This painting was created on a 
5" x 7" canvas. 

I enjoyed the process, 
I will continue a few more paintings in this direction.
It just "FEELS" right. 

 Happy Saturday! 
Enjoy yourself... and make something that "feels" right. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

29 Faces In May...

Be brave enough to live creatively.
The creative is the place where no one else has been before.
You have to leave the city of your comfort 
go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you will discover will be wonderful.
What you will discover will be yourself.

Face #16

Painted on a 5" x 7" canvas.
The face was sketched on a vintage book page then applied to the painting.

Face #17

Painted on a 5" x 7" canvas. 
This face was created using paper from a map dated in 1980.

 I realized afterwards... once I uploaded the photo, 
 she was missing a little sparkle to her eyes. I will fix that.
Do you ever notice...
when you take a step back from your work, you see things in a different light.
A new perspective!

Working on sketch #18.
Going to try something a little different, this time around.
Looking forward to the outcome...
post pictures tomorrow.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facing Accomplishment

"Be busy does not always mean real work.
The object of all work is 
production or accomplishment
to either of these ends there must be forethought, 
system, planning, intelligence, 
honest purpose, as well as perspiration.
Seeming to do is not doing."

This quote is something I am applying to my work these days...

29 Faces In May

Yes... I am back on track!
Completed Face # 16.
I will upload a photo during my next posting, I promise.
I really wish to stay focused, complete one painting per day.
Getting caught up.. was work, honestly!!!
I realized...
I do not wish for my paintings to suffer.
that they become a mass of production; work without feeling, 
then lose what creating them was all about. 
try my best to not get caught behind!! 

This is what I am working on today.

I thought I would sketch this face out on a map.
Interesting background, don't you think? 

Also, a sneak peek at Face # 16, there she is... in the background.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

29 Faces In May...

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

Face #15

This painting was created on a
5" x 7" canvas.

Once again, 
I wasn't sure where this "blue" face would lead me.
The black hair just felt right and 
the "magenta" painted flowers on vintage paper fit in perfectly.

I took a deep breath... 
then realized this was all she needed, to just be.