Saturday, 9 February 2013

Finished!

Sisters - Face 8
Finished! Face no 8. I counted one of the sisters as my first face in the 29 faces in February challenge at Ayala's. So I am counting the second face as my 8th. When I posted originally I wasn't sure about the colour scheme, I have changed it a bit, taken away some of the green and added more blue/purple. Also at the time I wasn't sure if I wanted them to look so sad and anxious. I mediated on that and decided to go with it, as it is an anxious time for my sister and I as our Mum has severe Alzheimer's and it is hard to deal with. So, I think this is finished for the time being. When I find that I am starting to overwork the faces I know it is time to stop!

I am on a roll I also finished the hills painting I started about 2 weeks ago.
Hills - Tararuas

I am very pleased with it. I find that I am looking at the hills every day now and getting inspiration. I am not going to start another landscape oil yet as this month I am concentrating on Faces for the challenge. But, I am taking my sketchbook out with me and my trusty Windsor and Newton watercolour travel box with me when I go on my daily walk to the local nature reserve. Here are two sketches I did this week.
Eastern Foothills
Eroded Cliffs
 I like the abstract quality, as it allows me to play around with colour combinations.

Happy PPF everybody.

Linking to Paint Party Friday and 29 Faces in February

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love the painting of the sisters. Those colors are inspiring. I'm sorry to hear about your Mum - it is such a wicked disease. Painting and finding joy in your artwork is a good release for you - keep it up

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  2. I love the colors you used for the first image, very strong and full of energy.
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom, keep painting so you can find peace and strength.

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  3. Greatsisters painting, very expressive and humane. Your abstract/landscape sketches are awesome, love that loose style! <3

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  4. The portraits are great, with their expressionist style, and your watercolours' colours really to my taste! And I like the abstract!

    Happy PPF!

    Ilona

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  5. Those sketches are wonderful Sharon. I wouldn't call them sketches ... And the portrait of the 2 sisters is just beautiful Yes, they look sad, but they also look very close together, like they are sharing their grief. Great work!

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  6. Your sisters painting turned out great! And your watercolor landscapes are beautiful - especially like your hills painting.

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  7. LOVE your sisters painting, the colors you used are wonderful! HPPF!

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  8. Wonderful pieces. The faces are great and really look pensive - totally on for the challenges you are experiencing (such a terrible disease). The landscapes are lovely - how great to have those views on your morning walk.

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  9. Beautiful sketches and I love your faces - what a beautiful portrait of you and your sister.

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  10. Hi Sharon
    I like the way you work and your oil colours are wonderful
    Xx

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  11. wow loving all of your terrific artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  12. LOVE the abstract feel of your watercolor sketches-fantastic!! The layers in your sisters painting is wonderful too. Happy PPF!

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  13. I love your sister portrait- and the fact that you allowed them to be sad just makes it more powerful. Sad is part of life, and art is a GREAT form of therapy. So sorry about your Mother, I can't imagine how difficult that is....
    Also, your landscapes are incredible- I LOVE the abstract qualities to them, and your use of color is WOW!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  14. i LOVE the sisters piece! stunning!

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  15. the Hills and the eroded cliffs are absolute stand outs... bloody gorgeous...xx

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  16. I love the colors you used for those faces! And, I really admire the looseness of your strokes :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  17. I love the colors you use in all of your work. Each piece is so different and so lovely.

    My mom had Alzheimers years ago. It is a very difficult disease. Make sure to take good care of yourself. It's important.

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  18. The sister painting is wonderful - so much emotion conveyed. The colors are fabulous. Your landscape is lovely as well. Those water color sketches are terrific - I really love those eroding cliffs. HPPF

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  19. Sharon that's terrific work! All of it, the top one sings!

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  20. Love the work you created here. The colors are so beautiful. Great job!

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  21. Wow the sisters are so evocative!! One slightly angry, the other perplexed... EXCELLENT! I love love love this color combination too!! So sorry about your mom... Sorry about your grief this week too!!

    I love the other two painting too...the color is delicious... wow all so powerful!

    Hugs Giggles

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  22. i love all your paintings. speechless at all the beauty that you have created. Good job!!!

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