Thursday, 9 February 2012

When in doubt...

Lucy

...it's time to rip a page out. I find that when I just get the urge to paint, but am too tired to think too hard or not in the mood for anything that's going to take hours, then I absolutely love to paint my girls. They give me such pleasure.

I rarely measure or do much preparation, but even they admit that they don't mind the odd wonky eye or crooked nose. These are dive in pieces, full of energy and experimentation. Some turn out better than others but that's half the fun... the anticipation... Will this one work? Have I ruined it by adding the shocking pink to her hair?
Sarah

I adore how they whisper their names to me and start to pout and sulk if I can't quite hear them or disagree with such ridiculous suggestions (some of them are such divas!).

These two were most particular about being invited to Paint Party Friday and I thought they would love it there to be honest. So, here they are! Lucy is eyeing the Rioja though, so watch her... And Sarah, well Sarah's got her eye out for George Clooney. I tried to explain that it wasn't that kind of party, but what can you do? Anyway, you never know - he might turn up!

31 comments:

  1. They're beautiful, Lisa. I enjoy your girls each and every time. My face this time is Lucy. :) Hugs

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  2. Good luck on George Clooney! Yes it's fascinating drawing girls, they have their own personalities and turn out so differently from what I intend! Love your drawings! I also like drawing on book pages! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  3. Two more beautiful girls Lisa... I am finding too... that as I finish each girl... she whispers her name to me... love the book paper backgrounds...

    Jenny x

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  4. I love how these girls blend your love of words and art together into unique, beautiful pieces!

    These are just as lovely as your others...and have wonderful(albeit bossy at times...haha!) personalities!!

    I especially like your use of all warm and all cool color pallettes on each....

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  5. I always find your girls very interesting, I enjoy watching them and see how you played with color. So much to learn.

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  6. Fantastic women!!! Love their eyes - so expressive!

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  7. Delightful post & NO a girl can never have too much pink, as fot George Clooney, tell her he's to old for her (& give others a chance LOL)

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  8. It's a pleasure viewing them Lisa xxoo

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  9. Love your faces and what a great idea to use a book? page ~ fun ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  10. The pages you use as background add so much interest. One could wonder whether Lucy and Sarah might have just finished writing a fan letter to George Clooney.

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  11. so fun to read your blog and look at all those beautiful girls..hope they have much fun at the party ;-)

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  12. So great Sarah and Lucy could come to the party! They are a beautiful addition to it!

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  13. So beautiful Lisa..both are gorgeous souls full of deep stories..i love them! and happy they whisper to you too!
    Wowness always!
    Victoria

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  14. lovely to see your ladies dressed in their wonderful colors~

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  15. So beautiful. You have such a talent at getting the depth to faces, Lisa. Very lovely paintings.

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  16. Luv the gals and the background is perfect. I think I like Sarah a bit more, I think it's here eyes and her smile that cast a warmth about her.

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  17. LUCY is my favorite. I love how artists are using pages from a book in their mixed media works.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    HAPPY HORSE STUDIO

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  18. These are both lovely and engaging even though they are both very different . I like them both for different reasons. Lucy is so striking in her bod colors while Sarah is more subdued. Great work.

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the PPF welcome! Love both of your girls--very expressive eyes, and I'm pretty sure Lucy's are saying "wouldn't Sarah be jealous if she knew who I went out with last night" ;)

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  20. I LOVE these girls of your, and they just get better and better....those eyes are incredible!!!
    Hugs,
    Steph

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  21. I am late to the party but oh how I love these girls!!! I have recently started wanting to paint faces without putting so much pressure on myself for perfection! Your stories are always so much fun! I look forward to hearing what your girls are up too when I stop by!

    :)

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  22. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the freedom and beauty of just diving in. And shocking pink hair is always appropriate if you ask me!

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  23. Love your girls Lisa. Lucy and Sarah are beautiful. Their eyes grab you. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend to you and PPF.

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  24. Lovely work! I'm addicted to old book paper. I love it being translucent , seeing it come through the face, etc.

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  25. Lucy looks like the fun girl who doesn't mind looking like a complete fool in the service of having a good time.

    Sarah? Oh, that girl, she's the one who falls in love at the drop of a hat, and wants to bend your ear all night telling you every detail of her latest grand passion.

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  26. As always, i love these girls! There's just something about drawing females faces that inspires more and more and more!

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  27. Ooohhh I love these girls. They each have their own way about them.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  28. My paint characters always sulk until I paint them. I love those pink streaks, just perfect!

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  29. They're so pretty, both of them, and so full of character. Love that you used book paper to paint them on.

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