Saturday, August 16, 2014

Day 9 and going with it ..

Well .. today i was rushing .. just being honest. I always want to love every painting like they are something from me that is a creation .. i know it will sound silly but i do get attached to each little one. I want to put my heart and soul into each one .. so today i'm off to have some fun and i could have waited till later .. but i like this morning ritual. Sometimes I just have to remind myself that this is a personal challenge for me .. to keep going, to practice what I do so love every single day.

Tomorrow will be more words. i'm loving this process so far..

This as all the others for sale day number is the price and it is 6" x7" on rusted fabric painted with acrylic paint.

Have a fabulous day!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Day 8 of Painting 100 faces in 100 days

Today i am working on lighter rusted fabric.. it's always a challenge to decide how much to finish and how much to leave just the subtly of lights and darks. I have to tell you I have noticed that one thing seems to always get in my head when I am finishing up a painting. these are not lengthy exercises so i just get to a point where I can hear this past professor in college which was not that long ago .. he was teaching me photography and when it came to printing in the darkroom there were always decisions to be made .. he was always willing to give advice as to what it needed .. less exposure more exposure. It was a challenge even to learn the meaning of flat and hot .. in photography. I would go step by step .. tediously adding more dark or more light .. he would remind me that it was better to take bigger steps .. haha .. or we'd be here all day. so i did and over time I knew that flat meant pretty much over all gray no contrast at all .. this is where the words whitest white and blackest black. It doesn't have to be all over .. just somewhere. It gave depth to the photo.. One day when I came to him for the millionth decision of what to do next .. he just looked at me and said your on your own. lol .. finally after looking at many critiques of photos and taking bigger leaps and making sure I had those lights and darks......i got there. And I often say that learning photography changed my whole world completely..i saw the world through the camera and i noticed the light......i suddenly saw the way the light hit the power  lines in the early morning when the dew was still resting there and it glistened. I saw the way that droplets of water reflected the sun on a spider web and looked magical, I saw the power in the suns light as it streamed through the trees like vertical beams and it touched my spoke my heart..and I ran and got the camera. So i'm grateful for other media and teachers that gave me that ability to see in a new way. His name was Blake. So .. i guess I went down memory lane. I think it's a good thing. Just glad to be doing this everyday. Thanks for stopping over. Oh and yes today's painting, $8. Message me or leave me a comment. Have a light filled day, and maybe notice where it hits. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

7th Day of 100 faces in 100 days

Well looking back on yesterday given the situation the day before that .. i guess i was really just completely saddened by everything........and it's just a horrible feeling to feel powerless. So the weight on my heart was heavy yesterday ...i felt as though i was feeling some of the collective sadness in the world...nearly overwhelming. I suppose its a lesson in taking better care during those times. Perhaps some meditation in the garden would have been good. A long chat with my neighbor was welcome relief. So i see that in today's portrait there seems to still be some lingering sadness. Who doesn't have some of that...?
I am still excited about pushing myself to do this..i know it can and already has had an effect that is positive and good so far and we are only on day seven.

So .. thanks for the friends that poked me yesterday when i was really feeling down and made me laugh or just get by.

I have lots of good ideas percolating in my brain. And I look forward to the mornings of painting.  And these as always are for sale .. days are the price so today's face is $7. Leave me a comment or email me and it's yours! Thanks for watching. oh and this is 7" x 11" on rusted fabric. :) oh and if you are on facebook .. I'd love it if you would like my page.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day 6 .. of 100 faces in 100 days.. what I think

Ok .. not hyper realistic.. it is an experiment and doing today's painting I had a lot going on in my head. So I decided to just do that .. not pretty I guess. SO here's what comes up .. i think everyone wants to see pretty pictures. I want everyone to love me .. so i want everyone to like what I paint. Sometimes i take myself way to seriously .. I want artist friends to like my work and some do but many don't say anything. I think what they think .. or let me say I tell a story to myself about why they do or do not do something I want. When I put it out there like this I realize how ridiculous that sounds. So I really just want to be honest with myself .. when I went onto facebook this morning I really didn't want to post this image. I really thought .. well they (who are they?) are not going to love this, because it's not a beautiful face .. not lovely .. not refinely finished. I judge myself pretty harshly .. i write letters and get no response and I imagine what they think .. i assure you it isn't good what i imagine their reasons are. I get angry.. and no one likes to be around angry negative people. So .. why does it come up that way? Change is hard.. not sure how I can only paint pretty pictures. I'm just putting out my honest feelings. I want things to be different for me. Not be so serious. I do love painting and I love faces and eyes. Doesn't every person even the ones that dont look like magazine images of beautiful men and women want to be loved for who they are. I can be angry about that but in the end i picture me stomping my feet and wanting to scream just love me .. and i can't see people running up to that. So .. do you tell people that? Or just don't ever really tell the truth and hope you'll get better at enjoying your life and what is around you. So .. thanks for stopping over and reading my rant today if you did. Tomorrow's another day .. it's only day six in this experiment ..hmmmm lots more days to go. haha..

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 5 of 100 Faces in 100 days

This morning a friend called while I was in the middle of painting day 5's painting and asked if i wanted to go somewhere.. i thought .. .......i have to finish this. I could do it later. No .. got to get this done. Then I hear the pressure in my head that today's painting must be better better better ..than yesterdays. So it's interesting to notice these things. IT's not about being better.. it's about doing another one and getting into the routine of daily painting. Most day's I end up doing alot of other art as well .. so for me it's about Inertia. The definition of which is a resistance to any physical object to change it's state of motion or lack of motion. I want my state to be moving, continuing to paint, create, make. I notice the resistance .......i am enjoying however the process. Mostly having to notice what's in my head which is always processing and thinking. Now .. i'm going to head to the beach and .....walk and enjoy the sand and sun. This is today's painting .. Girl 5. for sale for $5. on rusted fabric about 7 x 10 inches. Thanks for stopping by .. could always use the encouragement. Thanks. :)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Day 4 of my personal challenge to paint 100 faces in 100 days.

So little it seems to say ........i am finding that this challenge is at least giving me something to look forward too every day. I do love painting faces. I do find that i wonder how they stack up, finding i want to be grouped in with other artists or feel as important or as good as or something. I want to be positive and I guess that the painful truth is lately I am so negative ..  so rather than talk about that part. I am really happy with the results so far. I am enjoying the process and what it will teach me. I am excited about the results it will give me and my drawing/painting skills.

Thought i'd just put it out there .. i am thinking i'll just make extra and post more then one time a day .. maybe they don't all have to be painted. I did say 100 faces .. not 100 painted faces. hmmmmmmm

well it is good to just have a record of what I'm doing here. I paint a while and now i'm going to do some stitching . ... stitching feels like melodic therapy to me. I'll post those results if i get any. Thanks for stopping over to read my ramblings.

The face is about 71/2 by 11 and is acrylic paint on rusted fabric. Send me an email if you would like to purchase it. Every day the price will go up a dollar.. the day is the price. I'd love to read your comments. I post these on FB too on my page to try to keep myself accountable to my friends.  I'd love it if you would like my page. I seem to need the motivation of saying it out loud to the world to get myself going .. jumping in with faith. Hoping you will notice if something doesn't continue .. hoping you will spur me on. Hoping i won't need it and i'll just do it ........cause i love too. .....:)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 3 of 100 faces in 100 days

Well i've been pleasantly surprised at the response to the faces. Hope it keeps up .. it's fun to do ..

I know that this will only be a good experiment because it will give me more experience and it will keep me busy.

Today has gone by too fast and it's a late hour to be adding day 3. I hope to do it sooner every day.

This one is still available. $3

Please share with your friends.

THanks for looking!!!