Thursday, 28 January 2016

Almost finished (but not quite ....)

This week I managed to paint on 3 days, which is quite a luxury I must say. My large canvas is nearing completion, but there's still some details that I'm experimenting with. So for this week there's only some sneak peeks.... I promise to show the whole painting next week :-) It should be finished by then.





Didn't do anything else this week. Although no, that's not true. I did sketch a little bit in the evenings, as part of my plan to do some art every day. Before the start of February I should  have a routine in place, because you know what starts in February, right!? Yes, my favorite challenge :"the 29 faces". This started exactly 4 years ago, because it was also a leap year then, and the purpose was to make 29 faces in 29 days. Since then it has been every year in February and in September. You can find more information here.

I'm joining again this time around, but I made a deal with myself. I just need to do something every day, but I don't need to produce a finished face every day. The challenge isn't about that anyway, but until now I always forced myself to finish my faces (more or less...). Now, when I don't have time, I'll just draw a circle with 2 circles inside and a line and consider it a face ;-) No need to pressure myself, there's enough pressure around already. So, are you joining? Hoping to see some familiar faces there!

Linking this to Paint Party Friday and, since I have two faces from my painting in this post, also to Kim Dellow's "Show your Face". I don't know yet whether I'll post every day during the 29 faces challenge, but I will definitely post an overview every Thursday or Friday.

And as always, I'll finish this post with a funny:

lol

Thanks so much for your visit! Hope you're having a great day so far, and that the weekend will be sweet. See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥



33 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you will be participating in 29 Faces. I always enjoy that...making faces and seeing what other's are doing.

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  2. Look forward to seeing the finished canvas! I might be doing 29 Faces, your approach to it sounds good

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  3. I'll be doing the '29 Faces' but I don't think I'll post everyday either.

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  4. Love how your painting is coming along. Have fun with the 29 faces, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Fascinating paintings already now. Waiting for finishing...
    Happy PPF xx

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  6. Oh yes, 29 faces approaching, so fun!!

    Your colors in that painting enchant me.

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  7. I so can't wait to see the painting finished - it does have a different look to it almost like light shining through in parts. I love the funny with the dog and socks!

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  8. Oh I love this painting and can't wait to see the little character in the left corner in completion!! I always see so much soul in your work as though part of you is left on the canvas upon completion!! Yes to 29 faces love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Great ! I can't wait to see the finished painting!
    oxo Susi

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  10. This looks so good, can't wait to see it finished. No faces for me, I already have too much going on.

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  11. I can't wait to see the finished piece... and the funny is genius...

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  12. Wat ben je heerlijk creatief bezig, super!!! Alvast een fijn weekend!

    Groetjes, Saskia :)

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  13. There is so much surface depth in your paintings. Lovely little owl looks a bit sad and I love the blue tree. Your ladies have a fantastical look, they seem to come from another world. Like others I am looking forward to seeing the finish.

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  14. Beautiful work great textures!!

    http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.in/2016/01/createavity.html

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  15. Wonderful peeks at your painting Denise!
    It will be a treat to see it completed too.
    Missing socks are always a mystery ;-)
    Happy PPF oxo

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  16. Love seeing your work evolve. Looking forward to seeing all your faces next month.

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  17. I'm thinking that 29 faces challenge would be the perfect way to do a little something each day-and you're right-each one does not have to be thoroughly complete, nor a masterpiece. Gorgeous canvas art!!

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  18. Looking forward to seeing the outcome! Very lovely--and of course I am in love with the little owl. xo

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  19. Denise, this is one of the most beautiful of your paintings. I love the faces and the ethereal blues that make this such a special canvas. Great job on this marvelous WIP.

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  20. Watching your painting process is so much fun. I love seeing how your paintings change and develop. You have such a great technique.
    And thanks for the little chuckle at the end of your post. Happy PPF!

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  21. Hello Denthe! beautiful artwork as always! Lovely to be here again and to see all the magic you create! :) Happy PPF!

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  22. Nice work, think I will do 28 faces this year

    Much love...

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  23. Can't wait to see the final painting! I am going to join in 29 Faces. My art, my projects, my thoughts have been so scattered for so long, maybe if I do the same thing everyday I can get some insight on what I need to be doing. I feel so lost.Glad you got to paint 3 days this week and some sketching. Hugs, Rasz

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  24. Even your minimum amount of artwork is much more than what i do :) But in the end, it is important to just do something, not produce a finished product.Till this year i was quite intimidated by the idea of drawing faces for a month. But maybe this year i can try.Happy weekend Denthe :)

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  25. Mooi ik laat me verrasen elke keer op nieuw!!
    dit keer het schilderij nog even.....
    en de 29 gezichtjes laat ze maar komen ik kijk er naar uit.
    Denise veel schilder plezier.
    groetjes Christiene.

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  26. Oh, you have used my favourite colours in your paintings! Gorgeous!

    29 Faces of February...I completely forgot. Oh, boy...I will have to think about that one. It is a bit stressful to complete a finished piece every day. I remember staying up really late each night the last time I did the challenge. I don't work at the fastest speed and am usually not happy with my quick art.

    I am so glad that you are back to painting on your canvases. They are so remarkable!

    I was just looking at my intuitive canvases and thinking it may be time to do another one!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love the faces on this big canvas and the owl too. Soooo I am going to try to do 29 face. You have encouraged me. You commented on my blog how you would like to walk around my house of art. When people come over they tell me my house looks like an art gallery or art museum. I have two stories of my art, my moms and grandmas and other artists. Each section of my house is designated for a certain type of art. OK so I am a bit of an organized clean freak. LOL

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  28. I really can't wait to see this finished piece Denise!! I know it will be gorgeous!!

    ps...did your package arrive yet??I sent it Jan 19th. Let me know when it gets there!
    hugs,Jackie

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  29. ur painting is a wow!!!i also plan and try to paint something everyday..but some days it just doesnt happen :)...but three days in a week is also nice :)

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  30. This piece has lots of mystery. I really like it. Lovely work. xox

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  31. Oh these are really beautiful.

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  32. Gorgeous images, love them all... and the dog at the end, hilarious!

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  33. They're looking great, and I just love the colours! Looking forward to seeing them when they're finished. I'm trying to draw every day too, and I like your approach. Yes, it's not about always finishing something. The most important thing is to just do something. I always want to join the 29 faces but always seem to miss when it begins.

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