Friday, 1 March 2013

Backgrounds



Can you believe it, the first day after 29 Faces and I am doing a face!  Guess I must like doing them. 

 I have heaps of pages where I just have backgrounds, I make them with leftover paint from my painting sessions.  I was flipping through them wondering what to choose for my entry into the Art Journal Everyday blog hop.  When I came across the one above, there seemed to be textured wings. My though, “Ah, ha angel”, so I ran with it.  Although, I think she might be a mischievous angel, as she looks a bit sneaky!

Also I am posting for Art Journal Every Day the page below. 


 I had completed it during the week and have been thinking about a quote for it, in the end I decided that it didn’t need a quote.  One of the outcomes of 29 Faces is that I have found a way forward in my art that will tie all my seemingly diverse interests together.  I will post about it next PPF.  Suffice to say, this page gave me the answer.   I love painting people, I love painting the land, we are part of the land, so why not paint both as one.  Hope that makes sense. The page below should give you more clearly an idea of what I mean.


I decided with the following background which was on A3 card to get away from faces for a bit and pay with colour and do an imaginary still life.  After having done the APR challenge of blorange, Tracy Fletcher King's fave colours, I thought what are mine.  Pink and yellow combined, whenever I see those colours combined, my heart sings.  I even have planted a yellow daisy and a deep pink geranium next to each other by the kitchen door, they flower constantly, so my heart sings all year. So here is my yelpink still life, step by step.
the background

adding shapes
moving along


Finished for the time being, I need to think whether it needs some darker bits to give it more depth.  I tell you, I am really beginning to love acrylics, I never would have been able to complete this in an afternoon in oils.

Have a lovely PPF everyone and a great week creating beautiful art.



27 comments:

  1. fantastic Sharn!
    xxx Susi


    now the new theme started over on
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  2. Loving all of your artwork.
    Happy PPF, Annette http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh Sharon, your backgrounds are so amazing! How on earth do you do that, all those little lines!? And the faces are beautiful, again! Can't get enough of it, eh? ☺

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  4. Wow! I love your paintings, and the way you displayed them going from the icy tones to the warms was brilliant. Blessings!

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  5. lovely work, I like the idea of doing backgrounds with leftover paint.

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  6. Lovely backgrounds and divine face ~ wonderful! Happy PPF ^_^

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  7. LOVE you angel piece! HPPF!

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  8. Love this portrait, Sharon, and the integration of the text with the figure!! Superb!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. All those wonderful paintings...love them all! The last one looks really interesting with all its yellow and pinkish variations! xox Conny

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  10. Sharon, all your paintings are beautiful. I am fond of the first face with the great quote.

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  11. great art here Sharon!I am especially loving your faces-there's asuch a soft and ethereal quality to them. Happy PPF and AJED!

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  12. lovely journal pages and I really like your yelpink painting!! they really are a great colour combination - your painting makes me think of warm sunny days with the sun blazing through a kitchen window! lovely!

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  13. Oh... love that color. it really gives so much to the painting to start with that as your first layer. Well done.

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  14. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the sweet Artists in Blogland post card (swap). Gorgeous card and blog here :) jane w.

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  15. Beautiful faces and really love your still life with fantastic colors!

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  16. Albeit beautiful your angel looks a bit vengeful!! She has been hurt!! Love your art and faces!! Can't wait to hear about your art epiphany next week!! Glad you are finding your art path!!

    Big hugs Giggles

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  17. Great work and thanks for sharing the process. I love the quote!

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  18. Wonderful art Sharon, I love your blorange face, & how it blends into the background!
    Alison x

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  19. Beautiful face of an angel! I love your progression pictures, Thanks for sharing

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  20. :-) I needed to read that today! Thank you so much Sharon for the Chesterton quote...a beautiful reminder to fly lightly!

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  21. Hi Sharon! As I wrote in my post today I love your art. I think it may be the graphic in it, the lines and writing combined with the colouring. Great to see the process of a piece today! Thank you for sharing!

    Wish you a wonderful week end

    Ilona

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  22. oh beautiful - you shouldn't stop doing faces - you're amazing at them!Lovely still life too. The color palettes are so rich and delicate all at the same time.

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  23. I love the background on your imaginary still life! Great colors! I really wanted to participate in the BLORANGE challenge, it just never came to fruition! I have terrible discipline! haha

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  24. your faces and backgrounds are AMAZING!

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  25. Beautiful backgrounds... love 'em!

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  26. tis true, your angel seems like she is on a mission!!! lol You are very talented with the faces! just beautiful. How neat you can use your backrounds this way. Happy PPF!

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  27. I am loving how you are posting your words on the painting. . .and the progression is wonderful. Seeing it all come together is so very clever. I haven't started working with backgrounds yet. Blessings, Janet PPF

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