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22 February 2013

Paint Party Friday - 2/4 Finished Paintings and Faces #17-21

This weekend ended up being productive, at least as far as painting was concerned. I picked up the paintings I started a while ago and first added some more colour to the abstracts. Not really happy with how they were looking I decided to start doodling. And this is how they ended up:

Colourful Bubbles #1

Colourful Bubbles #2

On the mantle - to see if they work in the room where they will replace the Xmas nutcracker paintings. 

(Sides are also painted..)





Uncertain what to do with the other two - I decided to scan one, print copies on paper and play with several ideas:

initial abstract

Test #1 - more of the same?

Test #2 - similar but different?

I think I will go with the test #2 version on the other two paintings - it complements the bubbles but doesn't make it too excessive with them all hanging together. Unless I come up with some other idea, of course... or maybe you have a great suggestion???

I also continued Martha of Ayala Art's 29 Faces in February challenge and am now up to Face #20.

Ileana of XO had a little challenge to do Elizabeth Taylor. This is my third version - zen doodly. The other Lizs are on my last post.

#18

#19

#20


#21 - Trying a calligraphy marker and a profile... neither worked very well   :(


Hope everyone has a great week! I'm excited to see your efforts, and will do my best to drop by and say hi.


35 comments:

  1. you've been productive this week. Love your bubble work!

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  2. My goodness, you've been busy! I love the bubbles, and the similar but different version. The Elizabeth Taylor zen-doodly is my favorite of your faces. Happy PPF!

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  3. The abstracts and the faces are fantastic. I love that you took 2 different issues and produced wonderful art work. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  4. Fun bubbles of color!! Love the wrap around painted sides! Good portraits too! HPPF!

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  5. Love the bubbles and edits!! A very productive week...good for you!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. I love to see all the different techniques you have been using, its so creative and inspiring. You have produced some wonderful work :) HPPF

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  7. Love the bubbles - I have such a hard time with abstracts.
    And your first face with the matrix hair is really cool.
    Happy PPF
    Rinda

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  8. That first one is fabulous, and looks so good in that room too. Happy PPF.

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  9. Those bubble-paintings are absolutely gorgeous! Such a great idea! And a great collection of faces as well!

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  10. I love your bubbles! They have such a wonderful energy to them!! Happy PPF!

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  11. loving your bubbles and the idea of changing the shapes in the next ones. Great faces too! Happy PPF!

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  12. Gorgeous works..wow..i love the profile..he is captivating and has a strong presence! and I am in LOVE with your bubbles...they are magical...cosmic..meditative too..totally colorful bliss..has a wow-factor appeal to me...and looks so very beautiful on your mantel!!
    Fabulous!!
    Victoria

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  13. I really like your abstract bubble paintings - these might be my favourite of yours so far actually! They'll look really good hung together in that room replacing the nutcracker paintings.

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  14. Bubbles are fun and interesting, love how the dark outline accents the bright colors! Great variety of faces, zen doodle Elizabeth is a very creative piece! <3

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  15. Oooh, great abstracts. Lots of color. Your work looks awesome on the mantle. :) Happy PPF!

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  16. I absolutely love the bubble paintings - they look great propped up in your house - terrific color and the black really makes it pop. HPPF

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  17. you've really been creative this week !! LOVE your abstract paintings! Nice face sketchings too.Happy PPF!

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  18. Terrific abstracts and great faces. Happy PPF, Annette xx

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  19. I think your colourful bubbles are brilliant! And every face brings you a step forward, that is the good about the faces challenge! And you have your own style with the faces, maybe you just have to take that as a fact? It's cool!

    Happy PPF and 29 faces!

    ILona

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  20. Bubblicious! I think they'll look great over the mantelpiece -- the colors are vibrant and the round shapes give a feeling of lightness. Great work on the faces. Thanks!

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  21. that is a post full of awesome... love that you continued the designs around the side of the canvas... makes them look like they are going on forever... very cool...xx

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  22. Wow, Eva, you have done some great faces here. Also, the abstracts are just gorgeous with those bright colors.

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  23. Great job on these faces, Eva. You are gifted in portraits. I love Liz and your #20. Beautiful work!

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  24. I really love your abstracts. Yes, the oblongs were a nice change. How do you find so many faces? Are they from your imagination or using references? I know you mentioned Elizabeth Taylor in one.

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  25. Your bubbles are truly bubbling with life :) Beautiful !!

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  26. Bubble paintings are gorgeous! Love the sketches too...
    HPPF!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love those bubbles! Such fun and so beautiful!

    I'm also really impressed by how well you've been doing with your faces! Wonderful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  28. Oh you were so busy :) I love your new bubble paintings...they are so fresh an alive! btw your nutcracker collection is adorable too!! Because of the powerful bubbeling maybe I would hang a monocolor next to it?! Don´t know...wish you a wonderful week Conny

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  29. What brilliant blocks of colour and faces too!
    xx

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  30. Great faces! You've been having fun this week! Patsy

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  31. I am still working my way around all the blogs of the challenge :oD
    Eva, thanks for participating, I enjoyed all your faces! Hugs

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  32. Lots of lovely faces, Eva. You have captured Liz's eyes not only in this post but also in the post before this. Great faces. Re: PPF. I just added my email so people can find me better. Now about half of the people merely answer my comments by email and never go see my posts. Doesn't seem fair.

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  33. When I'm stuck with what to draw or paint my favourite thing to do is to just doodle away and just let something develop on the drawing paper. Some of my favourite drawings have 'happened' this way but I must try taking an existing one and just playing around with it, I like this idea :)

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