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February 25, 2017

Last few days of 29faces and Paint Party Friday...

Happy Paint Party Friday!!!
(actually it is Saturday)
It's also the last few days of the
29 Faces of February 2017 Challenge.

Thank you to Kristin and Eva for being the 
Best Hostesses for Paint Party Friday every week!
Need more info? Click HERE!

And many thanks to Martha at Ayala Art for
the 29Faces Blog http://29faces.blogspot.com.
It's been great to discover my personal ways of creating faces.

Okay, onto art...not much as I seem to keep attempting
backgrounds with either lots and lots of layering,
even over a previous rose:

This 8"x10" wrapped canvas has had four different butterflies, and probably six layers of colored tissue paper, paint and now Ranger's Tim Holtz's Idea-ology paper. At this rate, this mixed media mess will have at least and inch or two added to it's size.

Another background with the same Ranger's Tim Holtz paper covering up layers of gesso which is covering up a couple of butterflies that have bled through every attempt of covering them up until now.

Now I am stuck and have no idea what to do with this.
Maybe more paint and paper???

I have been doing the 29 Faces of February 2017 and there is only a couple days left. I love this Challenge because, for me, it's finding my own style and that is what I focused on for the month. I have been posting daily on Insagram (rasz_art_designs) and on my art Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/raszartdesigns/

I have only one graphite pencil left and one blending stick.

The pencil is a Progresso Woodless Graphite 6B.

Here are two faces that I really love.
I think I have found my style for faces:

I still draw my colorful characters too.
I will always do that and included several of them in the Challenge.

I am having surgery this coming week and will be in the hospital on my birthday,
which is why I wanted to post today.
Yesterday was pre-op stuff for me, and I had too much on my mind to be able to post.

So I will see you in a few weeks, hopefully with some more drawings or paintings or even a story or two. I have FINALLY started to write! It feels great!

Hugz, Rasz


Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Rasz, your canvas wrapping and layering is looking good... lots of fun!
Your faces are so distinctive - for me, the eyes are what make them your style... I can readily know its your work. They're beautiful, with an inner strength shining through their gorgeous eyes.
Good wishes for your surgery and have a happy birthday ... have lots of goodies to eat as soon as you're able! Hugs and cheerio for now :D)

denthe said...

Lots of texture in those pieces! I wouldn't add more layers to the second one, it seems perfect to search for images in there and bring them out. So great that you found your own style for faces. Hope your surgery goes well, and that you'll have a great birthday, despite having to celebrate it in hospital ... ♥

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

First sending healing energy for your surgery. Second I love your faces!!! The hair really attracts me. As for the layers set it aside and come back to it. Happy Birthday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of great art, my faves are the mixed media backgrounds. Perhaps you can use some stencils to la down a pattern or figure over them Hugs, Valerie

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely pencil portrait sketch ~ she is divine ~ colorful collage work too ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Lisa Isabella Russo said...
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Lisa Isabella Russo said...

The canvas layering is incredible! I love your faces too, 29 faces is a wonderful challenge! I hope your surgery goes very well and I look forward to your return.

Magic Love Crow said...

Sending you lots of love and healing prayers for your surgery! Please take care of you!
Your canvases are amazing. I think I would leave them as is. But, you are the boss! LOL!
Your faces are amazing! There is such feeling in them!
Lots of love!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Faye said...

All your layering makes your painted papers so beautiful. Hope the surgery goes well and you will be feeling up to normal soon. Prayers. Faye

peggy gatto said...

Love, love layering!!!
you are very talented in drawing faces too! Scares me to even try!!!

Anonymous said...

I really love your backgrounds they are fantastic!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I always love when you layer and layer and layer... And I've already told you, I really like the new faces. There is something intriguing about their eyes and the tilt of their necks.

I hope all goes well on surgery day. And that your birthday marks the beginning of healing.

Beverley Baird said...

All the best with surgery. And may you have a happy, happy birthday.Love your faces and your backgrounds. Such lovely texture.

Holly said...

I hope you have a blessed birthday and speedy recovery.

Belinda said...

Hey girlfriend! I can't wait for you to quickly recover and get back to the fun stuff. Miss you already!