Friday, 14 March 2014

Travelling journal

Hello and Welcome

I have been out of the loop for a little while and missed my weekly dose of Paint Party Friday.  I have been going through a pretty creatively dry period but thank goodness for the Travelling Journal 'round robin' (love that phrase!) group to keep me going and here is my latest contribution.

collage, acrylic paint and ink stamps

This piece was inspired by fellow artist Beth Gould's journal with the theme
'Through the eyes of a child'

Thank you for taking the time to stop by
I hope you have a great weekend

Sunday, 16 February 2014

29 faces days 11 and 12

Hello and Welcome

 I am struggling to keep up with this challenge at the moment but I don't want to give up.
We are having a family crisis which is emotionally draining and my art is a welcome distraction from life's dramas.

Anyway, I have two faces for you today


13 cm x 23 cm

Sometimes we just have to 'keep smiling'

Thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow with another face

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

29 faces day 10

Hello and welcome

Here is my face for today

13 cm x 23 cm

If you didnt know, we are a family of Dr. Who fans! and this mask has been inspired by an episode called "The empty Child"  You can see a clip from you tube here, its pretty freaky!


That's it for today, I hope to catch up this week :)
See you tomorrow with another face

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

29 faces day 9

Hello and welcome

Here is my face for today

13 cm x 23 cm

I had an idea of a melting mask and hoped I could make the drips look a bit like tears but I dont think the effect has works that way. Never the less, it was worth a try, I might a another go at this to see if I can get the look I am after.
After painting my bird-like plague doctor mask yesterday I Googled 'animal masks' and found this artists work very interesting Charlotte Caron

Thats it for today
Thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow with another face

Monday, 10 February 2014

29 faces day 8

Hello and Welcome

I have been looking on the web at masks and came across images of  a 'Plague doctors mask' They have been used in recent days by steam punk enthusiasts in creating a 'Gothic' look. I was inspired to use this mask on  today's face

13cm x 23cm

Thank you for taking the time to visit.
See you tomorrow with another face

Saturday, 8 February 2014

29 faces day 7

Hello and Welcome

I missed posting yesterday but will try and catch up over the next few days

Here is my face for today

13 cm x 23 cm

Today I thought of playing with the idea of a flower in the center of her face.  What I would really like to achieve is the effect of a blend between the mask and face so you cant tell which is which. Is she blue with a flesh coloured mask or is she wearing a blue suit with a flower shaped hole in the face?
Anyway, I am having fun with this idea and will keep experimenting with the concept for a few days.

Thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow

Thursday, 6 February 2014

29 faces day 6

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to day 6 of the 29 faces challenge
Here is my face for today

15 cm x 23 cm

I have been thinking more about the use of masks and wanted to experiment some more with the pale blue and white with the flesh tones. I am happy with this face but don't think this one works as well as day 5's face as it reminds me of a bondage hood! I quite like the theme of masks though and think I will do a few more.

Thank you for stopping by
See you tomorrow with a fave for day 7