I was surprised that so many of you saw the little face that was there as distraught and even evil. That was not how I had meant it at all. But looking closer at my painting I understood that that was probably what had been bothering me about it.
So pretty early on I decided she'd have to go. And boy, that felt so good! All of a sudden it was fun to work on the painting again, while before it had just been a struggle.
The trees were a lot of detailed work, so it took me quite a while to finish it. But now I feel good about it and I declare it done!
As always, I'll show you all the pics from start to finish. But I have to warn you: there's a lot of pictures.... So if you came here to look at my 7th face, you better scroll right to the end of the post ;-)
adding some contrast
playing with my beloved Golden high flow acrylics again. Aahh, the brightness of those colours ....*sigh*
starting my mark making
the going overboard again with the dripping and dribbling. Will I ever learn?
So I need to start making marks again. Oh well .....
Finally getting somewhere
Can't find any figures in there, so mark making once again ....
I'm starting to see a rabbit. Not sure I want to go with it .... I also see a face with a long neck.
I was so intent on getting out my images that popped up everywhere, that I forgot to take in-progress-pics .... All of a sudden, they're there ;-)
Too dark, don't like it. Dribbling again to lighten it up ....
Bit better ...
The small face .... She insisted on being there but I don't know whether I like it or not ....
I decide to get rid of the big bird
Nah, I'm stuck! This is where I asked your opinion last week.
Going, going, gone! YES! I feel so much better ....
Getting the bird out again and starting to work on the trees
And yes, I had to add some more faces .... I felt they belonged there ....
Brought some more sun and warmth into the painting and declared it done!
I call it "Circle of comfort", because it feels like she's surrounded by beings that want to comfort her. I feel as if the trees are all around her protecting her from harm, enclosing their little circle with warmth.
So happy it came together at last. I am now planning on making some "easy" paintings for the upcoming exhibition. I love making these intuitive paintings, but they can sometimes take very long to get where I want them to be. So I hope by next week I can show you another finished painting!
And this week I discovered the ease of posting 2 faces at once for the 29 faces challenge, and then having "a night off" the next day. Way easier that way, while I'm not really cheating since I still create a face every day.
So for the rest of the month I will do that :-)
I had wanted to post a review of all the faces I did this week, but since this is already such a picture-heavy post (and getting waaaayyy too long ...) I'll do that on Sunday, when I'll post faces 9 and 10.
Today I post faces 7 and 8. While I had my paints out I decided to paint some more rocks, since they're selling pretty rapidly in the gallery and I need to make some new stock.
This is day 7:
And both of them together, so you get an idea of the size:
Now I'll finish, I promise ;-)
Linking this as always to Paint Party Friday. If you're not familiar with PPF, go have a look here, and you'll discover lots of talented artists who share every Friday the artwork they did during the week. Lots of inspiration, lots of creativity, lots of eye-candy. And the best part: you can join in if you want!
The link for the 29 faces is here. 152 people have signed up for it, and I haven't even visited half of them. Oh time ... where do you run to!?
Thanks so much for visiting me! I hope you're having a wonderful day, and I wish you a weekend full of creativity and fun. I'll be back on Sunday! ♥ ♥ ♥