Faces, ten eleven twelve

29 Faces 2013Time for some more of the 29 Faces challenge.

I’m actually not too far behind now, it’s just a matter of making time to take photo’s and write about it 🙂

By the way, these three little paintings are in my etsy store at the moment. Just click on one of the pictures to be whisked away to etsyland…

Anyhoo, here’s my face #10.
For the first time I’ve painted a bald boy wearing a party hat (I think).
“Chocolate sounded pretty good”

29 Faces 2013 - "Chocolate sounded pretty good", mixed media birthday boy painting on 4x4in canvas panel - prints available

The words came fromThe Adventurous Four Again by Enid Blyton, who was one of my favourite authors as a child.

Recently I began scanning through those old stories for inspiration and ended up reading them all over again. The Wishing Chair, The Magical Faraway Tree, The Famous Five

It was a wonderful journey back to my childhood, and I loved every minute of it. I love the language they used in those stories, everyone was polite (except the baddies), and it was actually safe for children to go camping or hiking alone!


And on to face #11. A little girlie who has hair that actually looks good!
“Mim’s Valentine”

29 faces 2013 - Mim's Valentine ACEO - mixed media girl painting art original

Mim said she wasn’t expecting anything on Valentine’s Day, but she had her eye on someone…

I’m just so pleased with how her hair turned out, I think I’m going to do a few more hairy girls (although I will keep going with baldies, too).

Face #12 is another favourite of mine – I think I’m really improving with this challenge.
“Mermaid Dream”

29 Faces 2013 - Mermaid Dreams - mixed media girl painting on 4x4in canvas panel

A little mermaid, dreaming of the day she’ll be able to really use that little tail of hers

(mermaids have swimming licences, you see, and she’s only just on her Learner’s permit)

29 Faces is a real challenge to keep up with, but I’m really enjoying watching each little face emerge with a different personality and story each time.

And I can sooo see the improvement as I’m going along.

Oh, and I’m taking part in Paint Party Friday for the first time ever!
Have a great weekend 🙂

20 thoughts on “Faces, ten eleven twelve

    1. I really am learning a lot from the project, Tracey.
      Just doing something over and over again makes so much difference to your skills.

      I really don’t know what I’ll do when 29 faces is done!
      (actually, that’s why I joined in with PPF, to keep the enthusiasm alive afterwards, so fingers crossed)

  1. Hi Jane
    for some reason I can’t get a comment posted on your Sunday post… and I love that girl one soooo much… wanted to tell you that the pencil ones are very sweet and have a great style to them… the painted faces are wonderful as well… all that texture… but I really like the simplicity of the lines with just a bit of colour… wonderful…xx

    1. Thanks, Tracy!
      I’ve fiddled around with wordpress this morning and the problem seems to have gone. I think I should update it more often from now on 🙂

      I like the pencil ones, too. They just seem too ‘easy’ to feel like ‘real art’!

  2. Hi (I couldn’t leave a comment either on your latest post)

    I had fun looking at all you beautiful and unique faces…. I love your style. They made me smile!

    Thank you for visiting btw

    Karen x

    1. Blame wordpress for the weirdness
      (not the fact that I haven’t installed updates for 4mths)

      I’m so glad they made you smile, although it sounds as though you’re a very positive, smiley person at any time!

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