Monday, February 2, 2015

29 Faces - Feb 2015

I have been lured back to posting (how I've missed you my blog, that bright illuminous space you offer me to fill... I promise not to leave you for months again, tardiness is NOT my word for 2015)... Oh yeah, sorry I was distracted by an old friend, anyways I have been 'lured' (hook, line & sinker) by the Arrival of the awesome face off that is known Blogwide as the 29 Faces Feb 2015 Challenge managed with love (& massive energy input) by Martha at Ayala Art who is a creative tornado and has so much enthusiasm she has inspired my babe MangaMem who, in turn who has thrown down the gauntlet to me to 'face-up' EVERYDAY right here, with a new face (I think it's because I am much calmer when I draw and as Memmy is on uni break makes sense she doesn't want a raving loony mother 24/7... at least until her Uni semester starts ;)

So, Look forward to seeing you all, being inspired and thrilled and meeting a whole bunch of Challengers, take care & LET'S GO!!!

Day 1 - Charcoal & white gesso in one of my found visual diaries I had yet to make a mark in... felt good ;)

Catch ya soon dudes.

Crap, it's been a while & so wanted to post daily :/

OK, firstly, thank you for your patience! I am travelling around blogland to visit & be inspired by all the 29 Faces dudettes, but I'm afraid I've fallen short (but will finally get to the 29) faces, and really (really) appreciate all the comments, sorry (I really could go into the reasons why this month (actually the last 2 as well) became overload central, but I know you all have a million things on your plate too, so I will just add Days 2-16 & say how much again I appreciate that Martha (and you all) put up with me! Special thanks goes to my conscience and for all the prodding, my babe Memphis (love you sweetness).


Day 2 Pen (biro) 


Day 3 Spray paint, charcoal & acrylic

Day 4 - Sharpie & watercolour 

 Day 5 Coloured pencil & pastel

 Day 6 Acrylic

Day 7 Crayon & paint

Day 8-Mixed Media (on tissue)


 Day 9 Acrylic


 Day 10 Pastel on recycled board

Day 11 Spray paint BG & fingerpainting

Day 12, painting with white gouache & stick from garden on black BG 

Day 13 Ink


Day 14 Mixed Media 

Day 15 (realised so far from from goal of 29 Faces) charcoal & acrylic 


Take care & will keep on posting until complete, catch ya soon x











29 comments:

Ayala Art said...

I love it!!! ♥!!!

Fran said...

Very well done

Little Gothic Horrors said...

Good to see you back in Blogland, Shelle! Goes without saying that your artwork is fabulous... but I'll say it anyway... your artwork is fabulous!!

Cindy D. said...

Beautiful face, wow! Very compelling gave and terrific features.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lovely! Off to a good start!

Uuna said...

Great painting! This is really painting! I like this very much. I like her eyes whitch are looking inside.
Thank You for visiting my blog :-)

Nic McLean said...

I dint take part in 29 faces as human faces aren't my thing but i had to pop over when you appeared in my bloglovin feed as it's been such a long time since I've seen you! Welcome back and I'm glad you'll be around for at least 29 days! !

Gina said...

YOUR ALIVE!!! YAY!!!...Party?*passes Shelle bottle of red wine and a straw*
I absolutely adore the amount of emotion you can create with what seems so few lines :D XXX

Debi said...

Nice to meet you, your Art inspires the less talented to TRY! I'm a fan! xDebi

Tammie Lee said...

how great that your daughter knows that creating art is a good thing for you (and her ;-) )

such a great depth of feeling in this. love looking at her.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh Shelle....I'm so excited that you are doing this. I love looking at your art. Yay for me and others who will get to enjoy Shelle masterpieces.

GlorV1 said...

I love that charcoal and white gesso look. Very nice!

Rommy said...

I really like the charcoal and gesso combo here. It adds a lot of depth. Also I love how much detail you manage to suggest with the bold usage of both. Very compelling.

Jo Murray said...

LOVELY portrait!

denthe said...

Oh, I'm so happy you're participating again! Please keep posting every day, I so love your gorgeous faces ♥

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Amazing work. She is a stunner!

AnnD said...

Oooh! Fabulous! She has such great, gestural sort of hair! And look at those dreamy, dreamy eyes. Way to break in the diary!

elteee said...

Just Fabulous! Love it!!

susupetal said...

White gesso is such a wonderful material, I love it, and this combination with charcoal is so good, her face looks so vivid.

Виктория Камалова said...

Great face - full of thoughts.

Alycia Stray said...

Beautiful, she so haunting, in all the right ways...

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous my friend! So much emotion in the eyes!

Magaly Guerrero said...

She looks strong and determined. I hope that look in her face fuels your painting and blogging... for if it does, you might fill the world with your marks! ♥

Magaly Guerrero said...

P.S. I almost jumped when I saw an update from your blog. I just couldn't believe it, lol!

I've missed you here. ;-)

Ayala Art said...

Come on Shelle! Give us more eye candy!!!! :oD

pauline said...

So gorgeous... i love how you have very few lines & detail and yet, her strength is obvious. Beautiful work. xx

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

She is absolutely wonderful! Love those eyes!

pauline said...

omg, so many of these are awesome. Day 2, day 6, day 9, day 15... well, basically, all of them. ;) Love how you play with different mediums & angles. Beautiful work! xx

Tammie Lee said...

hello,

some wonderful faces.
fun how they are so different from one another.
I checked in on your a couple times and saw the top face each time and thought you did not have time for the challenge. but today on your daughters blog she mentioned how you posted them. yea, so glad she did.