Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Painting #18 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days - September 2013 Challenge

Here we are on Day #18  of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - September 2013 Daily Painting Challenge.

I am not really sure about this one?  Hmm...she isn't really speaking to me.  Nonetheless .... here she is anyway!

I have a bad habit of tearing up a painting or wildly painting over it when it's going nowhere for me.  When I mentioned doing this, both my husband and daughter said "resist the urge!"... so instead of chucking this one, I kept on going.  This is how she started out before I tore away the edges a little.   She just looked silly to me:


She started out at a pencil drawing because I feel that I really need to learn how to draw!  Many artists have told me that drawing is the foundation to painting.  And I haven't really been doing this.  Instead I'm just 'winging' it.    I don't really have the patience for drawing...but I guess I better learn!  I just want to throw paint on and add lots of color!

Well, hope you enjoy her in one form or another. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers! and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

10 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you didn't tear it up. I like this one a lot, and you have a unique quality to your work which very few of us have. Your style is so unique that most could probably tell it's one of your paintings without looking at the signed signature. That is the type of "style" that I seek to obtain. I want people to know that they are looking at a SamDoum painting without seeing the signature. But, you, who is new to the art world as you so described, have achieved this already! And to me that is amazing! :)

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    1. Thank you. Actually, I printed out your words and will keep them near as a reminder that I shouldn't doubt myself. Thank you so much for all these supportive and encouraging words, they really mean a lot and I appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely comments. This is truly special.


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    2. Oh no problem Joan. That is so sweet of you. I love looking at your artwork and I am enjoying it very much. You are very talented and you shouldn't doubt yourself. :)

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  2. So glad you didn't tear her up or paint over her. Although I have done that so many times. I like her. Her eyes have such depth. She seems to be in deep thought.

    I'm not sure about the drawing thing. I think it's what is inside of us when we let go that we do our best art. I was hung up for years on "what I was suppose to do before I could do what I really wanted" that I ended up doing nothing. I believe there are no rules, just passion! Just something to think about. I'm loving your faces every day! Hugs, Rasz

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    1. Yep, I tend to truly believe that as well:

      Follow the Passion! Forget the rules!! Just follow the Passion! (Personally, I believe this is more like me!)

      I think that would happen for me as well...I would end up doing nothing.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Rasz! I will give the drawing thing an honest effort....but....I don't think its really me.

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  3. Oh I love the tattered edges. Looks Egyptian to me for some reason. The before looks like a silent screen star to me. From one of those epic dance numbers, with an exotic costume. Great work Joan!

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    1. You are right, Sheila... she does look Egyptian! And I can see it with the silent screen star, too! Great observations. Now that we are in the middle of this challenge, it is getting harder I think!

      Good luck with Day #19.

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  4. Hi Joan ;o) Well, I have to tell you, I don't draw! LOL! Now, I may do a quick sketch on the canvas, but my paintings just come to me. So, I can't really draw them first, if that makes sense? It's a feeling for me, when the paint hits my brush and then I put it on to canvas, sometimes, I don't even know what I am doing! LOL!
    By the way, Earth, Wind and Fire, are a little before my time, but as I say, I love to dance! In my eyes, no one compares to them, for dancing music! So much of the music of today, I don't like!
    I truly hope the painting arrives soon! Big Hugs and thanks for dancing with me!
    By the way, I think what you did with your drawing, was an improvement! The dark edges brings out her face ;o)

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    1. Hey Stacy!
      My instincts tell me to keep on doing what I'm doing! I love the way in which you paint...it just comes to you. I guess as I keep traveling this art journey, I will figure out things as I try them out! Thanks for sharing how you paint.

      Oh, and most definitely... I can tell by your photo that Earth, Wind and Fire were way before you time! That's what makes it SO cool is you are aware of their music!

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