Tuesday, September 24, 2013

White-faced woman -- mixed media portrait


I've been participating in Ayala Art's 29 Faces Challenge this month. At this point, I am quite sure I will not make it to 29 faces this month. This is face #11. I drew and painted, drew and painted, ending up with a rather crazy, or shall we say expressionist palette. I am still finding my way with acrylics, alternately loving then hating them, but hopefully getting better as I practice more. Today's painting session was very enjoyable. I opened up my container of little collage scraps and found some fun pieces to add for some additional interest and fun.

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26 comments:

  1. She's wonderful! I love her blue hair so very much. I love acrylics, but sometimes they're quite challenging. I would never make it to 29 in 29 days if I were painting all new paintings for it! You're doing great.

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  2. your colors, details which create texture are wonderful
    a lovely piece

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  3. love your faces and your way of working, great !
    thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love the colors and detail. I think she is just great.

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  5. Debbie, I like your fun piece especially the printed matter on her face. It gives it a lot of pizzazz.

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  6. These are great faces. Love the sketch.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  7. Great faces Debbie. Once you get used to acrylics, you'll love them. I like your faces. Very nice work.
    gloria

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  8. Gorgeous! These colours are so beautiful together and her face is wonderful. A lovely portrait. :)

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  9. Love your lady, and the wonderful colours you have used. Valerie

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  10. I love the layers and colour. Lovely work.

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  11. Great expression colours and layers. I love this!

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  12. interesting effect and I love your colour palette. Thank you for sharing, Debbie.

    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love your work ! this face has so many facets and the colors are fantastic. Happy PPF.

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  14. I think your face is wonderful. I am so glad that you enjoyed your painting today. Although I love it when a painting turns out just as I hoped, it is even more special when I have enjoyed the whole process.

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  15. I love her, she looks like a "real" person....and has a marvelous assymetry to her. xox

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  16. I really love how you drew it in blue! This really makes me want to get some colored ink to draw with! Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Adrienne - I drew with pencil and the blue is all painting. I surprised even myself with that!

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  17. I love how all the textures and wonder of her personality show in your piece. Very cool! I've entered challenges where I can't keep up for whatever reason, but the act of doing as much as I can teaches me quite a lot. It's about the doing and what you learn along the way, not the end result. Cheers!

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  18. wonderful portrait Debbie! I love the combination of paints and collage. It doesn't matter whether or not you finish the challenge-or even how long it might take you. It's all about arting and learning with each experience.Happy PPF!

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  19. Debbie this is an awesome one!! Great layers, texture and expression!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  20. She looks like she has a happy secret! Love the expression:)

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  21. I like it a lot, interesting and original! Love the palette, too! <3

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