Friday, 19 October 2012

Fall, fearless and fly and WIP

FFF Challenge

 

The second challenge for FFF at Artists in Blogland is 'Taking a chance'. There are three prompts ; When did you take a chance or a leap of faith. Use a colour you like the least, (for me that is red) and the Quote you see in the picture above.

Red spells danger,
which creates fear.
Fear that I might fail!
Sometimes taking that step
into the unknown
involves a leap of faith.

In my art, fear comes upon me every time I start a painting, staring at that white blank canvas or paper creates a block. I have to consciously make a mark or two before I feel okay lets go! Who cares if it is a wild stab in the dark, its a creation!

Everyday we make a leap of faith, a belief that all will be good, a belief that we will succeed in our endeavours, a belief there is a purpose. If we don't have that belief we are stuck in the same place, spinning around in circles. So even if you know something might be a wild goose chase, go for it! Sometimes, its fun to fall of the spinning wheel. Did you know that wild geese fly in formation and take turns at leading, they are helping each other on the journey. So if we fall, there is likely another wild goose to help you on your journey!


WIP


This week I managed to spend two afternoons working on my large oil, 'Angels in the garden'. I have softened the greens and worked on building up the faces.

By the way thanks for all the kind comments last week, one good bit of news the police turned up with my lawnmower which I was very pleased about as it was only 5 weeks old.  And I am starting to love my new computer! 

24 comments:

  1. I love the soft quality to your work. Even the red has such a gentle feeling, and I love the textures.

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  2. That Wip is looking very exciting... can't wait to see where that goes... and love the quote...a wild goose chase is one of my favourite things in the world... you always find the most exciting things...
    and glad you got your mower back...xx

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  3. Great angle and expression on the "red" face! Wip is looking v e r y interesting... HPPF!

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  4. Wonderful face! And I just adore your angels in the garden. :)

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  5. Your layers in the first one are lovely, as is the portrait. Love the quote.

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  6. Beautiful face! And those backgrounds of yours: I'm in love with them ...

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  7. Face is exquisite and love the faces in progress ~ delightful work ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  8. Can't wait to see completion of your lovely creation. I do agree, the wild goose chase can lead to unimaginable journeys which in turn lead to nothing but wonderful things in our lives. Lovely. Happy PPF

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  9. I'm so glad you put paint to paper/canvas as the results are always stellar! I can see what fun you are having too. It is so supportive to hear your words here today that will help me and I know others as well take those steps past self doubt and worry to leap into the fray of having fun creating!
    Also happy to know your lawn mower is safely home where it belongs!

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  10. Both terrific works and look forward to seeing the second one completed as it looks so interesting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  11. The FFF challenge art is fantastic!! red is my fave color and the beautiful woman with the green eyes is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your finished WIP. Happy PPF and FF&F!!

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  12. Especially love that first work...with all its lovely layers and textures and softness, too.
    Lovely!
    What a challenge to paint with one's least favorite color!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. I did not know that fact about wild geese -- it is so apt for this challenge. And you're right -- every day we take that leap. I love both of your pieces here. Thanks for joining Fall Fearless & FLy!

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  14. Oh, I love the red and the wild goose chase idea. Sometimes spinning your wheels actually leads to forward movement. And I like the faces, too. Very cool.

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  15. your art and thoughts are all lovely!

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  16. Your words are so beautiful, wise, and true. I think red is a challenging color to work with, too, but you did a wonderful job with it in your journal!

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  17. Glad you got your mower back!! Sometimes we are tested. Helps us to really appreciate everything to the fullest!! This is a very thought provoking post! It made me realize I do have art fears and pretty much am the same about a canvas!! Mostly I have fears to take things further when I already like it, in case I ruin what already exists!! Great quote and love your wip...can't wait to see it next week!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. Lovely works! Your WIP also looks very intriguing! Thanks for sharing with FF&F!

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  19. OMG! I love your work! You have a new follower, that's for sure!! :)

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  20. WOW! The first picture is SO GORGEOUS!!!! I can feel a glow seeping thru it...Beautiful! Great read and your WIP looks fab already :)
    HPPF Sharon!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  21. BTW, I had to mention your header picture...ITS LOVELY!

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  22. Lovely art. Brave gal that you are for working on those prompts, I wouldn't even try; unless I like something I can't make it work.

    Couldn't help but read Deepa's comment, she's right, your header is just gorgeous, very, very lovely work,

    Annabelle m^._.^m ~^..^~

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  23. Your use of red is just beautiful. The eyes really pop and seem utterly fearless.

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  24. I love this page, the red is really striking

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