Monday, May 31, 2010

Two New Girls

I call these my Garden Girls--





I really love creating these faces and a BIG Thank You to Suzi and Sharon for being my face teachers.  I can't believe how much they've taught me and how I continue to learn.  And it always amazes me how all of the student art is so unique from one another's .  Suzi tells us to copy her, and her videos and pdf's are very detailed, explaining that this is how we learn--to copy.  And even though we do "copy" her, it's always our own style, because it's coming from us. Makes sense, everyone is one of a kind--so they're art will be too--it's part of us.  This is why we're so protective of it, I think, and probably so overly critical too.

BTW, Sharon is having a new online class, and she is giving a free one away to someone.  Just go to this post to enter the giveaway.  Hope everyone here in the U.S. is enjoying their Memorial Day holiday.  The last 3 day's weather here has been exceptional--I'm loving it!

47 comments:

NatashaMay said...

I love these faces you do, Diane! And backgrounds are amazing.

Janie Husband said...

beautiful faces, diane....you diffently have developed your own style....can't wait for sharon's class and i love suzi also... ;)

Debbie said...

So beautiful Diane! Where did you find the metal looking pieces on the top of the bottom picture and around her neck? They really make this painting so unique! Thanks for the info on the giveaway...I just entered!!

Rosie said...

Wow, Diane, they are so beautiful. Great art work

Rosie

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Diane,

They are so wonderfull, -love the butterfly one with all the colors,you are doing so beautifull, dear.-Love their kind of hippie -style. Hope it`s ok to call them that :)
Hugs, Dorthe

Emelie said...

That is a big accomplishment for your show coming up. Two new faces and really great looks, not to mention how beautiful the background also. Lovely roses on the second piece, wonderful hair also.

I so enjoyed the class I taught to see the difference in all the work.
amazing. My daughter and I painted and her style is different also and we paint right along together.

I had been waiting for your faces.

Buffy said...

Both of these are gorgeous. Love the butterflies and their hair. The hair looks like it has texture.These are great for your show.It seems like you have a good variety to offer.

wanda miller said...

these are so beautiful, diane...and they are definitely, YOU! you're style is so fun and unique..love that they are garden girls!
re: your messg. on my blog @ colors on the faces...yes i know what you mean about over blending, it's so hard to leave it alone! my second was more subtle for that very reason. oh how love sharing this kind of info with you and others!have a wonderful rest of the week. xo

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These are absolutely splendid...I love the detail. Your blog is awesome!

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Janine said...

These are beautiful Diane!

Janet Ghio said...

I love your two new girls!! Especially the one with the butterflies!! And you are right--isn't it interesting how we all take the same class, but end up with such different faces in the end!!

Butterfly Works said...

These two girls are amazing....of course I love all the butterflies.
Beautiful work...
Hugs and Blessings

Sharon said...

Thank you Diane, I love your new girls. And yes they are so you and your style. Thank you so much for the shout out.

Janny said...

It is your own style and they are gorgeous you faces!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

The "girls" are fabulous Diane. Please check my blog this am as you are a winner!

Martha Lever said...

Your faces are just so beautiful. I could pick yours out among many because yours are among the most beautiful of all. Have a wonderful Memorial Day and now I am off to check out Sharon's new class!!!

Jo said...

These girls are so lush! Absolutely beautiful, love love love them! I'm just off to enter the give away comp - thank you for the info.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beautiful as usual! And I am sure your faces will just get more and more beautiful and luminous.

Ophelia said...

Absolutely fabulous Diane! I truly love your work.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Very beautiful! They are definitely in your style - I can recognize it right away. I LOVE Suzi's classes - I'm having so much fun with them. :) She's very encouraging and she's just a ton of fun. :) Theresa

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh we have had nothing but rain and I am so sick of it. love your faces and the border of butterflies. You are always an inspiration. Maybe I will get some paintings started today - can't go outside...

Manon Doyle said...

Love both your girls!! The backgrounds are also pretty cool! Great work!!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...
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Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

I'm a dork Diane, sorry about that last message. I got a request to link my blog from another blogger named Diane and mistook her for you. Oops. Hope you're having a happy Memorial Day and I love your new girls!
♥Jenny

Maggie Ruley said...

The faces are lovely, but it is not just the faces, it is the whole package, the butterflies, the flowers. Great content.

Marlynn said...

Diane - I have so enjoyed watching your faces progress from the beginning to now. These two girlie girls are splendid! ... and wouldn't you know the word verification is "speedi" is that as in Speedy Girls? Hmmmmmm. LOL

pammyjo said...

Just gorgeous! I love these. You are so talented. :)

Barbara said...

I have to say ... I love your work!
Their expressions are so sweet. I hope that you had a good long weekend.
Barbara

Debby said...

Hi Diane, I think both of your girls are totally amazing. So beautiful and your backgrounds are gorgeous.
Debby

Shawn Caro said...

Hi Diane, Happy Memorial Day to you too! I can see you constantly improving and growing through your "faces". I am going to look into taking a class from these ladies and you are right about everyone having there own style. Copying is how the masters learned and because we are created individuals who create, we will all have our own special fingerprint on everything we do. Music is the same way. If you give ten people the same piece of music to play on the same instrument not any of them will sound exactly alike. Take care and keep on creating!

Marilyn Rock said...

Stunning - both of them! Your backgrounds are perfect with each one - WOW! Beauteous! There isn't anything you cannot do. xxoo

Ces said...

Diane, thank you for stopping by. I am glad you did because now I found another artist whose style I like. I am adding you to my sidebar so I won't forget to visit.

I love your faces. Ah, yes, a face class. I need to have classes. I am such a rebel, I don't follow instructions but look at these faces. They have sultry eyes.

I am actually a self-taught oil painter who just started to take up drawing two years ago to post at Illustration Friday. I am starting to store all my series and collections on this blog:


http://adorio.blogspot.com

Thank you for visiting. Thank you for saying hello.

I love your style!

Jeanne Nelson said...

Absolutely stunning Garden Girlies, Diane! The second is my favorite ~~ awesome face, shading, flowers, embellies, crackle, just beautiful all around. What have you used to seal these? Awesome art, sweetie, xoxo ~~ Jeanne

Andrea said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog-
LOVE THE METAL ART! I may try that technique at sometime. Thank you again,:) Andrea

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Your new girls are simply GORGEOUS and the backgrounds...(sigh... I'm totally in love with them!!! :)
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

Diva Kreszl said...

absolutely love these pieces, your 'faces' are divine! thanks for stopping in to visit and your kind words on my blog :)

Christianne Teixeira said...

Diane, these girls are wonderful!! Love the background with those beautiful butterflies. :)

daisydolls said...

These are beautiful Diane! I have a thing for butterflies and I also really like the daisies on the cheeks on the second one. Very nice(O:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

These are great faces Diane!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

If I took workshops from both these artists, I would be so confused at the end, I would have nothing. Of course, I can't draw, much less draw faces. You, however, have taken what you've learned from both classes, incorporated the two, and created a truly new and unique look and style. I'm really impressed with your art, but, again, I know what a fantastic artist you are.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Great work on both of the paintings. LOVE, LOVE LOVE that top piece!I haven't taken Suzie's latest class. It's on my list to get to though. I really like how you keep true to your own style!

tammy said...

your own style is definitly starting to shine through! love your faces, the top one is my fav, her nose is just so perfect and all the wonderful butterflies. nice work.

WrightStuff said...

I especially love the top girl. I am working on something similar for the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week (how does your garden grow). I thought it would be good practice and I've been meaning to paint a girl with flowers in her hair for months.
Re your next post... I'm really glad you're sharing your art journal with us and not keeping it in a book all to yourself!! You are so inspiring!

Crazy4Art4U said...

Oh my gosh Diane, your faces are absolutely gorgeous! You can see bits of Sharon and Suzi in them :D Hope I can become half as good as you have become! Thanks for posting about Sharon's upcoming contest and class - I've been busy with several classes, including Suzi's so have been a bit behind on checking blogs!
Have a wonderful day,
Beth

Sharon said...

Sure that counts. You are in the pot again for a free spot! and thank you for the blog love.
Sharon

jonny j petros said...

Gosh it seems like I have not gotten to visit anyone in so long.
Your garden girls are completely amazing.You do so much detail, I cant get over the first one with the butterflys I love it! Sincerely, Jonny

JBeaudetStudios said...

These are gorgeous! I love them all and can't wait to see more!Jennifer:)

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