Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I made it to Africa

 Well well, I feel like I'm making a little head-way. But still running 4 behind, I think.  This one is different. Don't you think? It may not be to your liking but it sure excited me. I guess it was all the colors. Go here for a reference of this piece.  And just as I suspected, the actual reference I used was not complete.  I just found the more complete painting when getting the link for this blog post.  Google was holding back on me!  But I felt pretty sure there was more to the painting.

That's OK, I still love Google. Do you realize how much I am learning and getting to discover with just a little search? I'm amazed every time I type in a search.

One thing that excited me about this painting was a little experiment, no wait, it was three experiments that I was recording while working on it.  I can't tell you what I did because it is in my new class but it was one of those things that gets you all jittery inside and hopping mentally and physically with inspiration to apply the lesson learned to other projects. 
The only thing that calmed me down was hearing from one of my "cheerleaders" who told me how excited she was about the new class and anxious for it to start.  But when she said, "I need direction, a daily teacher, fresh air..." I jumped. "A daily teacher"! That is exactly what I want to be with this class. There on your screen daily with little bits of art, inspiration, tips, experiments, and all that.  ♥

14 comments:

  1. I love this piece - the colours and expression, the feeling - texture and motion of the piece. It feels like Africa -

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  2. I think this is my favorite one so far. I love greens in portraits and her face is so unusual. I can't wait for class! I'm glad you showed the whole book on this one because I'd been wondering if they were really postcard sized. What size book are you using? I haven't seen many that are longer than they are tall, like this one.

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  3. wow!!! These are awesome!!!!

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  4. I don't know what made me jump over here today to look at what you were creating but I'm so glad I did. I think this one is my favorite of anything you've done. It's so different than anything else, there is so much character, the colors are beautiful, and I feel like I'm stepping right into her/his world. Can't wait for your class to begin!

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  5. Thisa is DEFINITELY one of my most favorite pieces of yours... fabulous!!

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  6. Just brilliant! Absolutely fabulous. Love it. You are so gifted.

    Janet xx

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  7. This is a really special one. All the layers of color, it is really beautiful. Big Summer Hugs, Mary

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  8. just so gorgeous, such depth and richness. you are creating an amazing book.

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  9. well done for catching up. a great postcard.

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  10. sorry, 'Norah'. Google is the pits.
    your artwork is wonderful. I so very much appreciate it.
    I've been watching you bloom, ever since I found your blog, years ago.

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  11. Fabulous face. Your work is sooo good.
    Jen x

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  12. The colours really are striking in this piece. Wonder what's going on with all these forgeries? :D XXX

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  13. All of these cards are works of art and I so wish I could have continued. Hoping that I will be able to take a class from you soon. Hugs and as always, beautiful job!

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