Friday, 12 September 2014

This week......

Been busy as….. Painting a storm for 29 faces, AJJ – living beings and Mix it Monthly - trees!

Face 7

This is Sara; she is a beauty, loves to dress up, wears flowers and ribbons, and goes out on the town frequently.  However, despite being so-called ‘popular’ she is very lonely, if you look hard enough you can see into her soul through her eyes and see the sadness.  I think she has been hurt a lot.  I used gouache and acrylics; it took me all week to get her how I wanted.

Face 8

This is me a child!  I grew up on a dairy farm and after school had to go down to the milk shed to help with the milking.  To get there, I had to pass the hen run.  In the hen run was a bad tempered rooster, he used to sit up in the tree and fly over the fence making a racket and trying to peck us kids.  I was petrified of him!  I used to climb the fence and cross the paddock to the boundary and take a rather steep path to the shed.  To this day I am very nervous of birds, I desperately want to have hen for eggs but the thought of having to touch them sends shivers up my spine!!!  While I am at it, I will also admit that I was afraid of the cows too!  Perhaps next week I will do a picture telling a hilarious episode of me and a cow!  Shame on a good ole Taranaki farm gal! (Taranaki is the province where I grew up and is primarily a dairy farming area)

This picture I did for 29 Faces and AJJ – Living Beings.  If you want to see the faces I posted during the week go here.

Some more stuff for AJJ - Living Beings and Mix it Monthly - Trees


They are about my cat Bro.


This first one is his relationship with dogs.  He has a love hate relationship.  He keeps his distance as he has had one or two run in with them.  But I have caught him terrorizing or perhaps tantalizing the neighbour’s dog.  They have a one of those yappy terriers, and it is often in the front window when they go out.  Bro likes to sit in the middle of the lawn staring at it while it goes berserk, yapping jumping at the window.  I swear he is laughing!


Bro pretends to hate birds.  Proof of this was witnessed by the one legged blackbird that frequents my back garden looking for worms.  It disappeared for a while and I thought it hadn't survived the winter.  However looking out the window I saw the bird on the foot path to the washing line.  Around the corner came Bro.  He sat down as the bird continued to hop about.  They were only a foot apart!  He stayed there till it flew off.  He got a great big hug from me.

I used acrylics in both pictures.  For the trees they are wearing their spring outfits as it is spring here.  (It has arrived at long last!)  I haven't used the colour scheme provided by Connie but will for next Tree picture that I am working on.


Bro taking his early morning stroll in the garden!  Below Bro guarding the property on the carport roof!  Oops it needs painting!!!


Well if you got this far thanks for visiting and have a wonderful creative week.

Linking to

 Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kirstin,

Art Journal Journey hosted by Valerie and Susi

and Mix it Monthly hosted by Connie.
also
Feline Cat Friday hosted by Kitty Par-tay

30 comments:

  1. So so lovely all here today Sharon!
    Adorable Bro !
    Happy PPF! Thank you for this feast for the eyes and thank you for sharing it with us at
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

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  2. Oh my goodness what a wonderful jammed packed post of yummy beauty! I love them all but Bro peeking over is so adorable and I love love love Bro and the Bird...gorgeous and fun!! The girls are beautiful too!! Can't wait to hear the cow story and more!! Love where your art is going..it makes me sooo happy!! Bro and the Bird should also be a line of cards!! You are so inspiring!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. Wonderful post Sharon, full of goodies from start to finish! Thanks for joining us at AJJ again. Valerie

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  4. Wow, you have been busy!! Our kitty 'guards' our house from the safety of the living-room window sill... she's the smallest kitty in the neighbourhood!
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely comment :)
    Happy PPF!!

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  5. Loving all of your wonderful unique artwork Sharon. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. So lovely post from you! Especially Bro and Bird. The first painting of a sad story. You have expressed all in her eyes very clearly.

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  7. i especially love the Piece with bro and the bird... i wish my cat was like your´s sparing the birds, but that is always a sad Story...

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  8. Great art Sharon! I love that cat and bird piece so much, a real favourite!

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  9. What a cute little farm girl!
    Have a good PPF!

    my blog is here - > BLOGitse

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  10. I so love your faces, and the stories that go with them! Sara indeed looks very sad, and I love the painting of Bro and the blackbird. So sweet of him to not go after that bird.

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  11. These are wonderful paintings Sharon. I really like your style and Bro is lovely-i love that he didn't harm the one legged Crow!

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  12. Awww your paintings are so heartmelting Sharon!! I really love your faces, but then it comes to bro´s paintings I immediatelly felt in love!! The one with the dotted trees and the dog is hillarious and the story about the one leged bird and your painting beneath..priceless!! Thank you so much for making me smile :D Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  13. I love the perspectives you use, they make the wonderful faces even more interesting!

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  14. Love your work Sharon. You have a unique style. Happy day to you.

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  15. Oh my so much wonderful art to see! I especially love the first two-and the angle of the rooster is very cool!

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  16. wonderful art this week Sharon, I'm drawn to the lovely Sara.

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  17. Love your art this week, Sharon. I have a friend who was attacked by a rooster when she was a child and is still scared to death of chickens/roosters.

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  18. What a fun post! I grew up in the city but love all kinds of animals, even had a pet rooster hahaha I love the faces! Dreamy colors ♥

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  19. Love the faces!!! The story of the cat and the bird is so sweet.. I want to have chickens again but Hubby is a city boy who says absolutely not... I had them as a child ..we never had roosters so I was always safe :)

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  20. Oh I love this post! Wonderful paintings and entertaining stories! Thank you for sharing!
    Cheers
    Gabriele

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  21. I love your portraits, as well as your trees page. I also enjoyed reading about your farm days, because I used to spend the Summers at my grandmother's ranch, where I was sometimes chased by her geese - LOL! Have a blessed week, my dear friend!

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  22. What wonderful artwork! Your story about the bad-tempered rooster brought back some memories of my own. When I was about five years old, my parents had a goat, which delighted to come up behind me and knock me over. I'm still a bit leery of goats. (grin)

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  23. Ah, so whimsical. Your work is just wonderful. I also love the way you write.

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  24. Oh Sharon, you are a prolific painter. I'm so impressed and inspired by your art.
    Some of the challenges out there make me hyperventilate just thinking about them.
    Your paintings are gorgeous and as for Bro (I want one) he's just so cute ^..^
    I admit that sky got my attention too ;D
    Happy PPF

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  25. i've just been browsing through your blog looking at the faces you've been making. omigosh...i really like them...they are adorable!! i'll be back to check on your progress :)

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  26. Beautiful artwork as always! Suck a whimsical fresh quality to it. I love seeing what you do each week :)

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  27. Hello Sharon and Bro I too have a bird loving cat who would never catch anything other than a cold. I love your faces and reading about your childhood times on the farm. Well done for keeping going on the faces I found it very difficult in February so decided to give it a miss till next year when I may have more time x

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  28. Love your cat stories, and paintings. I had a cat who looked like Bro, except her name was Emma. :)

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  29. Your artwork is wonderful and tells such great stories too!
    Hello from Mix it Monthly and AJJ
    oxo

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  30. Wonderful artwork Sharon - bro is such a darling too

    Its my first time with Mix it Monthly so am learning from you all

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