August 31, 2013

Good bye August

I can't believe we are saying good bye to August :o( We still have plenty of summer in this area of California, so the weather is not an issue, although I really could use a cool day about now! We are still in the 100s even if they "anticipate" and "predict" 96, (ఠ_ఠ) which isn't any better!
Anyway, if you are having seasonal weather changes, enjoy them. Take pictures, they are always great reference for paintings and journal pages later on ♥

I am working slowly on this 4x6. It is quite moody I should say. Darker colors, and gold that is always fun and difficult to photograph:


 Remember we start the 29 faces challenge tomorrow! (Pacific time..! I know some of you are already in Tomorrow!
Don't cheat and show only old work! lol half-done faces are fine, any size, material and level is fine too. The important thing is to dare to try at least one new thing, new materials or something that you are nervous or stress to try. You will not be alone! (•‿-)

Grab the button for your blog, if you haven't yet! I am making this post to start my Label link and start from here. See you soon!


28 comments:

  1. Your painting is a bit moody, I agree. I like the gold - I have never dared to really work with that color, and I don't think I am ready for it yet. Perhaps that would be a challenge for the 29 faces that I intend to do??

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  2. I like your moody girl ;o) Are you doing any Halloween aceo's this year? Take Care Martha ;o)

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  3. I am ready for the Challenge,lol a bit too keen I guess. Thanks for doing it again Martha. I like moody and it just needs to be done it is part of hour life. It is a shame the gold doesn't come through I know how gorgeous your work is so I can guess what it really looks like. Have a wonderful day! ManonX

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  4. I love moody! She looks fantastic already. I can only imagine how lush all that gold looks in real life. It's funny - I cannot abide gold in clothing/jewellery etc but I absolutely love it in art.

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  5. Love this, Martha! The combination of colours is beautiful.

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  6. Martha, thank you for hosting another 29 faces. Managed to complete in February, so hoping can do the same this month.

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  7. Ah! I've been gone so long that I've missed everything. I really like the dark and gold contrast! 29 faces huh? I might try to participate again...

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  8. Moody is better than too glad. This is real and interesting.

    I desided to come with, I hope I have done everything right.

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  9. Love the gold and her funky hair! Really been looking forward to this challenge. Its great to be back! to meet up with old friends meet some new one and hope to learn some new techniques along the way:)

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  10. i am melting in this SO CA heat. looks like a cooler day today. whew. i love the gold addition. i have been also experimenting with adding some gold touches. i've been looking forward to this september challenge. hope i can learn to post while im out of town. shouldn't be too difficult. i already learned to post from a label this morning. next how to get a button and then will search for a tutorial on how to blog from a iphone.

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  11. hello,

    this is a wonderful face, i love the colors you have chosen to work with, it makes it unique.

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  12. Lovely! I really love the dark tones, the shadowing and love the flow of the hair. THank you for hosting this Ayala. Wonderful timing for me. :D I look forward to seeing all your faces. :D

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  13. Thanks for hosting 29 faces again, Martha. I like your golden girl.

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  14. What a great choice of colours! And the hair is absolutely great!
    Cheers
    Gabriele 31

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  15. Your painting is so artistic ..:)

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  16. Very nice! I really like the dark colors

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  17. What a cool face. Moody indeed, I love it. Thanks for hosting! I'm excited to be a part of it this time. :)

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  18. Really hope your weather cools down, 100 is way too hot for my liking!
    Very nice painting... can't wait to see the finished painting!

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  19. Love this, the gold is so wonderfully rich & decadent :) Memphis knows I tried (& failed whoops) your 29 Faces once before but still had a ball doing it, so I've joined again, woohoo!!

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  20. so sad Summer is going, but at least your great challenge gives me something bright for the Autumn!! :)

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  21. I love this! Those colors are amazing. There is such depth to this piece! The dimension is so realistic, and then pairing it with those grey-blues and yellows... awesome! Love it!

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  22. Oh my gosh! This new event is so great Martha! I am unhappy but I am very busy with other projects and our renovation ... it would be so good for me exercising faces.. but maybe I can make some though!

    xxx
    Susi

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  23. Hello Ayala! had a question. The link that I posted wasn't right. I thought we were going to post everyday so I just linked my first face and not the proper link. How can I fix the link?

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    1. I will go check, I can fix it from the Linky myself :o) I'm glad you are participating!

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  24. Your pretty gold girl wonder what is happening in world. I like very much!

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  25. Gee. Thought I'd better pop in to say how nice it is to be riding along on the 29 Faces challenge. Thanks for making that happen for all of us!

    And I love that moody piece you're working on. Looking forward to seeing it progress!

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