Thursday, 17 September 2015

Faces, faces and more faces ....

Today I took some time to paint on my big canvas. And I painted faces. But I decided not to show them yet. Why? Because I'm not sure where I'm going with the canvas anymore. I had some really clear ideas in my head of what I wanted, but when I started to put them to the canvas, it never came out the way I had intended to. So I tried something out, didn't like it, went over it again, tried out something else, didn't like it, went over it again, and I kept repeating this cycle the whole time I was working on my canvas. Frustrating, I can tell you. So now I've decided to give it a rest, and just keep looking at it from time to time to see which way I want to go next. Don't worry, I'll show the in-progress pics when the painting is finished :-)

So for today and tomorrow, I made a quick ink drawing with two faces. I'm trying to make more of these small ink drawings so that I can use them in patterns.

These are faces 16 and 17 for the 29 faces challenge. Still keeping up, although it's hard some days.

And these are the other faces I did this week:

Face number 12: sketch

Face number 13: page in my journal, where I showed a way to make hair for my Soulfood-workshop, but never painted a face. So now I finished it by putting a face on there as well :-)


Face number 14: lyricsgirl. Long time ago I made these, and I decided to make her in my brown paper journal.

And lastly face number 15: acrylics and collage in my artjournal


That's it for this week! Linking as always to Paint Party Friday, to 29 faces and to Show your Face.

To finish, I'd like to share with you this beautiful picture of a parade in the Netherlands celebrating Vincent van Gogh. The region is known as a global supplier of Dahlia flowers, and each year they have a parade where they show sculptural floats made with thousands of Dahlia flowers. This year they celebrated the life and the work of Van Gogh, who was born in this town 162 years ago. It is breathtaking, have a look a this link to see more!

Made from flowers. Isn't that amazing!?

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving those lovely comments. I hope you are enjoying your day, and I wish you a warm and restful weekend! Here's my funny for this week:


See you in 2 days with my next face! ♥ ♥ ♥





36 comments:

  1. I just love how all of your faces are so different...but i can still see YOUR style!!

    that parade float is amazing! omigosh!

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  2. Yes I have those days in the art room as well. LOL I love all the faces you create. The flower float is simply amazing. What a tribute to Van Gogh. Also that dog is the spitting image of my Mya girl who passes away a few years ago.
    Happy PPF and weekend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. LOVE your faces! And WOW! Those parade floats are incredible! I'd love to know how many people and flowers it took to make them.

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  4. Beautiful faces. Love the flower float and thanks for the link, Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Fabulous float...and gorgeous faces!! If I remember correctly I think your lyrical girls would make an amazing card line...you should sell them at festivals or markets! I think this one would be amazing in a frame. I'm sure they would make fabulous gifts. Your style is so beautifully unique Denise!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. What a great selection of faces - I love how you have so many different styles but they are all 'you'. I can relate to the canvas story - It's frustrating when you just can't make your paint brush translate what's inside your head but sometimes you end up with something even better and I've no doubt that once you come back to it with fresh eyes you'll make it work. that flower sculpture is incredible!

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  7. Faces, faces, faces...same here :D Your selection of faces is stunning, as always and that photo with that flower sculpture is beyond words!!

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  8. The last one collage is fabulous and all other faces wonderful, too.
    Great working.

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  9. Denthe, I am a huge fan of your work. I am really looking forward to seeing the canvas because sometimes art can just be so frustrating as well as therapeutic! Sometimes I've found, though, those pieces we really grappled with turn out to be something we love and the outcome makes all that frustration seem worthwhile - although I'm not such an accomplished artist as you. I am so impressed with these dual sketches you are doing in black and white: I love the idea of using these in patterns. Thank you for sharing your lovely art with us. xx

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  10. Great Faces Denise!!! WOW that float is amazing and to think it's all done in flowers. I love Dahlia's and always have a few at least.

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  11. It is such a delight to see what a versatile artist you are Denise.
    Your artwork really draws me in and speaks to me.
    #16 and 17 is so symbolic and wonderful.
    Being a nature lover and especially flowers...I am off to check out your link.
    Thank you for sharing.
    oxo

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  12. Great!! I like your faces and the differents materials you use. I have the same problem? that you have: things on my mind are not the drawings I make but I hope that some day I can do ir! A pleasure to share with you this lovely challenge

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  13. your variety of faces in different mediums is just fantastic!! I love each one of them. That is some float-must have been amazing to see in person. Love the funny at the end too:)

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  14. Sometimes its best to let canvasses like that rest, coming back fresh with new insights always works. I love the face in the art journal, her hair is amazing.
    Kate

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  15. These faces are great. I especially like the one with green hair. And the little cartoon make me laugh.

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  16. Your faces show such variety in character, personality and emotions. Love all the hair in the wind too. Each face is a study of its own. You have great faces, thanks for letting us in on all of them.

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  17. I really like your pen drawings.

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  18. Beautiful assortment of faces - very cool!

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  19. Hi Denise, I got a big kick out of your dog and his pillow "funny". I love your "twins" faces, the first example of faces. Then I kept looking at the "hair". I really couldn't figure out the process there, so fun! I also always enjoy your journal pages with the beautiful script pieces. I will check out the floats next! have a good week.

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  20. Denise, it's always fun to see what you have been doing artwise. I love the beautiful faces you have made this week. The blue lady with green hair is most creative and I think it might be my favorite today.

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  21. I love your work and love all your faces. Your "funny" cracked me up.

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  22. Wonderful faces all this Denise and thank you for the great link!
    oxo
    Susi

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  23. Fabulous faces and your art it so versatile. Wonderful, hugs Debx

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  24. Beautiful work. I particularly love that blue face girl!

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  25. Love the way you draw faces, Denise. I love nr 13 and 15, they speak volumes to me today in a comforting way. A lovely photo from your celebration of van Gogh, thank you for the link :)

    Enjoy the weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  26. I appreciate the quote on the last face. Stones are hailing down today. Beautifully rendered. The dramatic strong colors are perfect.

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  27. Ha Denise
    ik heb grote bewondering voor je werk, zo mooi de twee aan elkaar verbonden als een tweeling, de haren lijken met elkaar verweven.zo mooi.
    maar ook de anderen zo als de vrouw in het blauw.
    Ik wens je een mooi weekend.
    Lieve groet..........
    Christiene...........

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  28. Love all your faces, but I especially like the two face drawing. Such beautiful details in the hair, just gorgeous. Wow, that flower sculpture looks just amazing!

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  29. The faces are beautiful and so different yet all recognisably you... And that poor dog... The face on it was adorable lol

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  30. Love seeing all your faces. I especially like the ink drawing with the two faces and the collage. The flower float is incredible!

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  31. Love the two faced drawing,Denise!
    Did you see the float in person? Amazing! ! How lucky for you to live in a city so full of rich culture! xo

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  32. You always manage to surprise me with your amazing art work, and I love how the style is instantly recognizable as yours. And I've never seen a float like that, here in queensland, Australia we have "the toowoomba flower festival, just this last weekend and the floats are no where near as elaborate or beautiful as that one. tfs

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  33. I do like your faces and love your comments. Pups is truly funny. The Parade is magnificent. So beautiful. We have the Rose Parade on New Years Day in Calif. for the College Football championship. Each float is entirely made of flowers. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  34. Amazing faces! Love your work.
    Wow on that flower sculpture, that is pretty amazing.
    Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  35. What fabulous faces. I love your lineart.

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