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08 February 2013

Paint Party Friday Week 48 and #4 to #7 for 29 Faces in February

I have continued working away at Martha's/Ayala Art's challennge 29 Faces in February. So far so good! I decided to switch from using last week's watercolour crayons to my paint pens (using the newspaper for facial inspiration...) I always find male faces especially challenging so I am trying to do a variety of sexes and ages. (Of course the older ones look younger and the younger older... unsure how to rectify that...)

#4

#5 - He definitely looks younger than the photo...

#6 - She is/was a child so somehow I have aged her...

#6

I have also started painting again in 2013 but am only making slow progress. These are my 4 abstracts/works-in-progress...

Abstract WIPs at the UGLY stage...

For Christmas I hung up the Nutcracker paintings I did last year. After undecorating all of the house but these, I decided I wanted to try to create some abstracts to hang in their place the rest of the year.


I hung the painting using these:


and thought it might be easier to substitute different paintings than pull the hangers off... Has anyone used either strategy?

Anyways - lots of work ahead on those abstracts!

Looking forward to (slowly) visiting you all over the weekend! Happy PPF everyone!

40 comments:

  1. I think your abstract paintings are off to a brillant start. Your faces are fun too. I had an instructor once that would warm up for her day of art by drawing faces from the newspaper. Its a great resource.

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  2. Great faces, when I draw my grand kids they always look many years older than they are! I figure they'll grow into the pictures eventually!

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  3. Love the expressions on your faces, wonderful, the abstracts look interesting and so full of possibilities

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  4. Your faces are fun and expressive! I like how you did them in one color, nice effect! <3

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  5. Awesome portraits Eva!! I think my favorite is the girls #6.
    I like those Command things a lot, after I fixed all my walls I didn't want to poke holes in them hahaha so this was the perfect solution,l even for large canvas!

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  6. You have a definite and strong line, really marking out the features of the faces you draw. So great! And about the age, especially children are difficult to draw and paint. I tried with my daughter the other day and she was not amused about, how she looked!

    Looking forward to your abstracts!

    Happy PPF!

    Ilona

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  7. Fantastic sketches! I LOVE the Nutcracker paintings...they are AWESOME!! I bet they'd be fabulous christmas cards. Happy PPF!

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  8. good to see you are taking part in 29 faces- so many are! i like the coloured pencil faces although i know what you mean about age-sometimes it's difficult to depict. i don't have the problem so much wirh animals!

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  9. Great faces! Love the hair on the last one. And I don't think your abstract WIP's are at the ugly stage.... I love the color combinations.

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  10. Love all the faces - my fave is the girl too, I like her hat!

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  11. Great face sketches, I agree with the other comment, the girl is my favorite too! HPPF!

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  12. Can't wait to see where you go with those abstract pieces, they are off to a lovely start! Happy PPF

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  13. OK first- WOW the nutcracker paintings are STUNNING in your display! And I love the idea of having other pieces to put in their place for the rest of the year. The abstracts are coming along beautifully too. I have a hard time working in abstract, but you're doing great- these colors are gorgeous!
    And also your faces are good too- men and children are so hard to do!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  14. wow you've been productive! wonderful work! Happy PPF!

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  15. hello,

    it is wonderful to see your paintings hung on the wall. maybe you will show us a photo when you get your new ones up?

    your faces are wonderful to see.
    i have found that any lines in the face make a child look older in my art.

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  16. Great faces and do love your display. The abstract pieces are looking good and glad you are getting back into the art race, so to speak.:)

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  17. WOW! You have been very busy. Love the way your abstracts are going. Love the colors, bright and strong!

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  18. Loads of great work going on here, you have been so busy.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

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  19. Great job with your faces. Love your abstract WIPS and am looking forward to the finished pieces.Happy PPF!

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  20. Eva, your faces are very impressive. I especially like the guy in the last one.

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  21. they look absolutely fantastic in the single colors! wow, I love them!

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  22. Girl you are getting stuff done. LOVE your commitment to draw everyday (I'm jealous) and really like your abstracts! Thx for doing the PPF Aution Blog Hop! ❤

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  23. interesting collection of faces! Nice job!

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  24. Hi Eva...totally fabulous..these faces are powerful and energetic..and beautifully expressive in color!! Love them all!
    Victoria

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  25. I love the ugly stage of the abstracts... so full of possibilities... and the line drawings are fab as well... I use those hangers all the time and they work a treat...xx

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  26. Love your portraits - portraits are very hard work, especially if you want to represent the subject somewhat realistically! Your "ugly stage" abstracts look like wonderful beginnings - can't wait to see how they turn out. We have used those hangers - as long as you match the weight to them they seem to work fine. Just a little tricky to get the painting level. HPPF

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  27. your faces are very good, and i'm looking forward to seeing the abstacts finished! I noticed that the apple i posted today, is not showing the orange that I saw and tried to draw! its the same color i often see in a sunset.

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  28. I agree with Lorriane! AND I LOVE seeing your faces - taken from the paper - great idea! (I may copy you - trying to come up with new faces to do is a challenge!) :))) xoxo

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  29. Your portraits are all marvelous. I love that you are experimenting with different genders and ages. Blessings!

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  30. Each one of your characters has personality! I just LOVE them...keep it up! Happy PPF :)

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  31. Great idea to draw faces from the newspaper! I love the girl with the hat best and the young (?!) man underneath!

    I've never seen the hangers you mentioned so I'm afraid I am no help!!!!

    Can't agree your WIP's are ugly! They are just full of possibilities.....

    Karen x

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  32. I love the command strips to hang work- it is all I use now at home. I can change my mind and not leave a 1000 holes in the walls (which I have done before...) Your faces are wonderful- love that each is so different. Amazing to me how the tilt of the head changes the feeling of the person. Can't wait to see where you go with your abstracts-my eyes just kept going to those great big wonderful yellows! Happy PPF!

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  33. I love all these different faces! They each have something different & special going for them.

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  34. Very cool!! I love all those faces - and that you did them in different colors. They all have really great expressions. And your abstracts in progress look great fun at this early stage - nice colors!! It'll be fun to see how they will progress... Happy PPF, Silke

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  35. Great start on those abstracts! Abstracts are hard for me for some reason. I am currently taking a course in intuitive painting and being stretched waaay beyond my normal limits! Your faces are wonderful!

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  36. I like your faces. They are very expressive. Thank you for a comment on my blog. I did not know about word verification on, so I am really, really sorry for being inconvenient. Thank you for pointing it out.

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  37. I love abstracts, they definitely have stages, but yours look like they're going to be fabulous! I haven't any kind of a knack for male faces at all, kudos to you for giving them a go, I like your faces.

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  38. I enjoyed your faces especially the males! They're kinda sexy to me. lols. I look forward to your paintings, eva. Enjoy the process! :)

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  39. Looks like you are having fun with this. I enjoyed it. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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