Friday, 4 November 2011

Group therapy

Rebecca
I am so buzzed! I've just spent two hours in the company of other artists while we created together. I enjoyed a glass of wine while I painted Rebecca here. Not everyone thought it was appropriate to be consuming alcohol - it being 9am in the morning and that... But I was OK because it was 8pm for me :)

That's the beauty of the online live art demonstration - we're all in the comfort of our own time zones and homes... Big thanks to Amy. She showed us how to paint a cat on fabric and then seal with wax. It's amazing how cat-like this piece is eh? Well, I confess I did do the cat as well, only I don't do fabric and sewing, so attempted to use a flocked piece of scrapbook paper and it didn't quite go to plan. So, as I'm addicted to faces right now (see most of this week's posts), I just couldn't resist another one - especially as everyone has been so encouraging - thank you!

You may spot a subtle difference with this piece, it being on sheet music rather than yellowing prose. It's all part of a cunning plan to multi-task. See, this fulfills the criteria for The Butterly Effect music prompt and of course Paint Party Friday AND Art Every Day Month. Phew...

She has a very wonky-shaped face, but I'm cool with that. I'm literally slinging these portraits down - I'm more interested in the shading and taking a really loose approach... Maybe tomorrow I'll try and fix her up a bit.... Maybe not.... I wonder what I'll create next?

46 comments:

  1. Great picture again! Glad you enjoyed your art-with-wine course, sounds good! Happy PPF, and happy all-the-others, too! Valerie

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  2. Art, wine and company; sounds like a good way to spend time to me :)

    Nice picture, possibly your best one yet :)

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  3. sounds like my wine and canvas class I took...toooo much fun.
    Wow, I love that you can create every day!!!!!!!
    cheers, dana

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  4. I had fun yesterday, too. :) I don't drink wine but I should totally get some booze for next one. :) It might be even more fun. :))) It's an awesome piece you made. Mine came out cat. :) I wonder why? :))

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  5. Popped over from The Butterfly Effect. Great that you are creating in such a loose wonderful fashion. I think we learn a tremendous amount when we can just 'sling them down' as you say and move on. Wine and getting together on line to create? Sounds like perfection to me. Sangria is on here. You really did hit a lot of birds with one stone didn't you! Clever girl! Have a great day. :o) Donna

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  6. Art with wine.......can it get any better than this......?
    Loving your great painting. Happy PPF, x

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  7. Enjoying your girls (from the various post). Could see you put quite some thoughts in color used and the blending / shading. You're definitely on a roll. Fantastic!

    You're doing a great job! Keep going ... :)

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  8. I totally recommend drinking and painting!!! lol

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  9. Beautiful Lisa..love the expression in her face..and eyes..she is gorgeous! yay..sounds like a fun time!If there's wine..I'm there!
    Shine on friend!
    Victioria

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  10. I have no problem with combining wine and art..........hehe...........the outcome is gorgeous. I really love the shading.
    x

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  11. love your ladies!
    And I am going to 'borrow' your idea of sketching on music paper! What a great idea! I've never thought of that. WOnder why?

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  12. Your portrait is beautiful!

    Following via AEDM,

    Serena :)

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  13. Awesome portrait ~ Love your art style ~ glad you enjoyed the wine ~ ^_^ I like Malbec now and then ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  14. She looks wonderful, very eye catching!

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  15. how does it work this live Amy art link thingy? Do you have to be able to work on art while having Amy chat out of the computer screen? I thought I couldn't join in cos of the time difference but if you're in the UK maybe I could? Although my computer is in a different part of the house to where I paint so possibly I couldn't anyway :0(

    Anyway, I digress - your girls are just getting better and better - I love her - her shiny forhead and wonderful tousled hair , brilliant!

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  16. I had a blast yesterday, too...I didn't know if I was going to...but I did the sewing...really, I'm amazed, too...haha!

    I don't think you should touch her...I think she looks the way she is supposed to look! It is so evident that your girls are just flowing...I love that there is such a noticeable and easy connection between your hand and art supply of choice!
    Give us more...heehee! We love em!

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  17. Ohhh no fixing necessary- I personally love her just the way she is! And I'm thrilled that you continue to do these portraits with the old papers as a base to work on- LOVE this series!

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  18. Loving the offbeat and creatively cool look of this portrait! Cheers!

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  19. this looks great!
    i'm so SO glad that you were there! i had superfun!
    xxa

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  20. I don't know about the others, but I LOVE your wonky faces!! :) hee Seriously.

    And I had a few hours of group therapy last night. Not art wise, but for Loss - it was hard but glad I could let go of some more grief.

    NICE art again. Happy Friday!! Hugs :)

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  21. Sounds like such a wonderful time you had! Love your newest creation, she's just beautiful and so romantically native in appearance!
    ♥Sharon

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  22. Loving these new faces you are doing. And as for being wonky-shaped...well, aren't most of us little wonky somewhere?

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  23. She's gorgeous! I love the bronze complexion. It fairly glows. As for wonky faces, no one has a symetrical face. I'm sure you've done the exercise of holding a mirror up to see each side separately. How different the two sides are!

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  24. I hope you don't go back and play with this because it looks great... I love the music background and I say go for the drink and paint approach... never hurts xx

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  25. I LOVE AEDM because it brings me into contact with fabulous creative souls like you! I'm loving these pieces - the eyes on this one draw me in ..she's gorgeous and I love the sheet music as backdrop! Oh and wine and art? A big YAY!! in my world

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  26. I really like the expressiveness of this portrait. The eyes and hair are wonderful and I like the sheet music. It seems appropriate somehow.

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  27. :) I'm guilty of doing the same thing when I'm painting.

    I missed Amy today. I'll have to catch the next show.

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  28. Very well done!!1 Love her face :)

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  29. AAAAhhh... I hear about this artwork before I got here & now I know why... it's fantastic, uggh I so wanted to join the last 'live' get together, I think Australia is on the other side of the world sometimes LOL! Happy PPF!
    Pointy Pix go to Amy's blog she has all the details there ;)

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  30. she comes to life against your background, just lovely!

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  31. OMG! This is so beautiful. Such character here. I admire people who can do faces. I tend to avoid them out of fear of screwing them up. I love this piece and the background.

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  32. she is so fabulous. great shading. amazing hair. no fixing - make more!

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  33. She is wonderful!
    Thank you.. ♥ Darlene

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  34. Wine and a painting what could be better at 9am? :) Very lovely, i'm digging the hair.

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  35. I think I like the she is.. because she is your personal touch of freedom.. not thinking too much about you created her but turned out all fine. Lovely activity too..:) Btw, i participated in the butterfly effect too:)

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  36. Really beautiful work, the shading is amazing!
    Wonky faces are allright, they get a lot more character that way! ;3

    // -T.W-

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  37. She's great! I love wonky faces too. She looks like a very real person and you can just see into that wild head of hers to tell what she's thinking. (She's just about had enough of everything and can't take it anymore. So much soul in her face)

    The live art demo is very intriguing.

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  38. Loving these gorgeous faces you do...

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  39. She's absolutely lovely and I love that you did her on a music sheet. ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #10 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  40. She's beautiful....I'm trying to do better with my shading and get a bit looser in my painting so this really appeals to me.

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  41. Fantastic face. Wow, the hair.

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  42. I agree with the above... great hair but alos really love her moody eyes!

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  43. I love her "wonky" face and wild hair. So cool. I am loving the background sheet music too. I have been watching Amy's videos...so hopefully I can make it to one live. Sounds like fun - art, artists, and wine. Perfect!

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  44. No, don't "fix" her! She is wonderful just as she is. Aren't we all a little wonky, anyway?

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