January 31, 2012

29 faces Linky Link

Thanks for participating in this blog challenge! Can you make twenty nine  faces in 29 days?

We start in February 1st, and it's all about a face; any medium, size and techniques are welcome. Your participating posts have to include the label/tag 29 faces (make sure you type it when you are writing in your blog!) and that's the link to paste here.
(*Once you posted your blog posting, click on that label, then copy the URL in your browser and paste it here)

Example: http://ilove2paint.blogspot.com/search/label/29faces so the link you post will take the readers to all your challenge's posts. This way we only have to post one link, and have our 29 postings showing.

Grab the button in the left column, share with anyone. The more the merrier!
Unrelated links will have to be deleted. 

Update: Thank you so very much to all that participated!






January 29, 2012

29 faces, event in FB

Hey there! Just a quick  post to include the link to facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AyalaArt

From there, you see the event. Everyone can join, but in case you can't click, for whatever reason, just contact me in that page so I see you and invite you.

For those new to blogging, here's the way to add a label:



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January 27, 2012

The video finally!

I had a series of unfortunate events occurring, including too many people camping in my studio plus the computer and the program were mad at each other ;o) But finally I uploaded 2 painting videos. I had to split it in 2, for the time allowed in youtube.




 

 Don't forget to get ready for the 29 faces challenge! It's 4 days away. Have your pencils, brushes, collage paper and all the goodies ready. Any size! ...and don't worry if you don't finish, no one is expecting the Monalisa! ;oD But it will bring you out of the blah zone.
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January 24, 2012

29 faces challenge

I love leap years! Since this year February has 29 days, I will be celebrating it doing something fun... do you want to join me?
29 faces in February! Why? Because we love to paint, sketch, illustrate and draw!
Any face... any medium, any size, any technique. 29 pieces total.

I have been thinking about how to run this, and I think the best way is to link in blogs, and also in Facebook, for those that like it there. I will be twitting as well.


I will add an easy way to grab the button to be part of it. Check the left column to find it. To take it to your blog just copy the text box there, and in your blog get a "html/java gadget" and paste the text there. That's it.

UPDATE: Post every face in your blog, every day in February, even if it is not finished, that's OK. Add a label to the post "29 faces" so all those posts will be gathered (when people click on that tag/label) Click in my "29 faces" tab in the upper menu, and follow instructions on how to add your link, so people click from here and see all your 29-faces-posts.

Now you have to be ready for February!  Use all those art supplies!
*Just made a FB event, let me know if you want to be added there!

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January 19, 2012

Still at it

I do work slow, but this time it's been taking me extra long, because I'm doing the video. And usually I have several paints going on, but I decided to only work on one (but I'm cheating, I have another in the making too sshhh!)

So here's is a detail of how things are going with the painting. She has hair now, and several more layers, but I'm not ready to show all of that just yet.


Workshop in the making :o)

To see more of the WIP click HERE 
As for a "word for the year" I'm having problems settling with only one word. I like more like one word per month, and better yet, one a week!
But for now, "DO" is fine with me ♥

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January 11, 2012

She needs more

Remember the last lady I painted in profile? She is gone. She turned into a dark blue night.


The new lady here needs more. First she needs hair, maybe some clothes? Definitely more layers of color and perhaps a party hat :o) In this second picture I corrected a few details like eyes and shoulders, but I am far from finished. I think I'm keeping the hat, I love the colors!



Every time I sit to paint, times zooms by.I need to think about her hair color. Not sure if she will have black, blond or red hair :o)


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January 9, 2012

Modonna painting

I finished this Madonna, with her closed eyes and a golden sun. The texture is very pronounced. This is one of the first stages:


Although I made it darken with washes, there's still some flashes of bright wild color here and there, the scanned image looks brighter than the painting itself:

 

And a  detail of the texture:


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January 6, 2012

Just a post

My first blog post in 2012! I have not done much art in this school brake. I started a couple of things, but everyone moved into my studio! That's the bad part of having a clean organized room... everyone likes it.
So I have the computers and all the art stuff... plus a husband and his projects (on my freshly organizes table), the kids and their music and the occasional visit from the cat. I pretty much left the room :oP I shouldn't complain much because I love having them around, but my mojo and muse are scaredy cats... they just go hide and my creativity goes to stand-by.
I will come back after they go back to school and do my own mess. I have a video to finish, some paintings to work on and new paint to splash left and right, maybe brush on gently or dab here and there. (✿◠‿◠)

This is a piece I'm working on. Not what I expected at all, so it will change everything. Making profiles is always tricky! If things go my way, you will soon see a video of this painting reworked.

 

And a detail:


Happy Three Kings day for those that celebrate it. I have some yummy "Rosca" waiting for me.

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