Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Face 26
The prompt at The Artist's Play Room this week is blorange! Jen has picked Blorange as the word is for the colours Tracey Fletcher King loves – blue and orange. 

I have been wanting to do a red haired girl for a while and this is the perfect opportunity. I am getting near the end of the 29 faces in February challenge and ideas are starting to thin out. This watercolour was painted from a photo of myself when I was a “young slip of a thing”, Yeah okay, I didn't have red hair, but sometimes I put an auburn dye through. But you know artists are allowed artistic licence. Oh yeah I got green eyes, oh well the face is mine!
So here is my blorange entry, strangely enough those colours have been on my radar. Last week I was walking past a gallery and I did a double take as there in the window was this amazing abstract of blue and orange. It was small a print I think, but it really got to me. I looked at the price $1000, yelp!

So my mind has been playing around with the concept and when 29 faces are over don't be surprised if you see some blorange work coming your way!

Linking to The Artist's Play Room at Just add Water Silly


  1. she looks a little bit like me in younger years LOL!

    happy Tuesday!

    xxx Susi

  2. What a pretty young girl, with hopes and dreams in her eyes. I hope they came true. I think they did, you look such a happy person. Great painting, and a lovely subtle way of using the blorange.

  3. that's beautifully done. you capture faces well. I haven't even tried to do faces yet, more power to you!

  4. Visiting from the APR - I take my hat off to all artists, but I particularly admire those that can 'do' faces. She is a very pretty girl, with secrets me thinks. I'm sure she wants to grin widely but is holding it back, fear of giving the game away. :0) Mo

  5. She is so pretty in blue. I love her eyes!

  6. I really like the way you used your colors, especially around the eyes and hair. Lovely!

  7. Love the way you have used Blorange... she looks a little like my niece who is a blorange... gorgeous blue eyes and the most glorious orange hair, cut just this way...xx

  8. I love this, Sharon!! I actually considered DOing something with my son, a redhead, who I have several photos of with him wearing blue, AND his favourite colours are blue and orange [had them in his wedding cupcakes and groom's cake] BEcause he is a huge Syracuse Orangemen fan [no coincidence I graduated from Syracuse University]

    you've got a handle on these faces. way to go!!

  9. You are so good at doing faces and the colours are fabulous. The eyes really draw you in, I love it.

  10. As always I'm in awe of your incredible talent for drawing faces!
    What a great idea for the 'blorange' challenge although it doesn't look like you've had much of a challenge here ;D
    Have a great week and see you again soon!