Monday, September 6, 2010

More Faces

So  these  two  are  a  work  in  progress--


I'll  post  this  when  I'm  finished,  but  I'm  liking these two  so  far.

And  this next one  was  just  a fooling  around  one.  I  was  in   the  process of  cleaning up  a  pile  of  stuff  in  my  room--I  always end  up  with  these  piles.  I  can't  understand  why  I  just  can't  put  away  things  when  I'm  finished  with  them!  Well  anyway,  in  the  pile,  I  found  my  moleskine  journal  from  my  Suzi  Blu  class--and  you  can  probably  guess the  rest  of  the  story--


I'm  so  glad  that  I  decided  to  take  this  class way  back  in  January (wow--did this  year  fly  by!).  I  completely  enjoy  sketching  and  painting  faces,  and  I'm  still  eager  to  learn  more--just  like I  was in  the  beginning  of  January.   BTW-the  pile  of  stuff  is  still   laying  on  the  floor  in  my  artroom.

And  this  next  one  isn't  a  face--


(reanactment)

How  about  cleaning  your  very  dirty  paintbrush  in  a  full,  freshly  ground  and  brewed,  not  so  cheap  cup  of  coffee.    Ooooh!!.......I   get  SO  mad  when  I  do  this!

47 comments:

Dianne said...

Love the two in progress pieces and I usually drink hot tea while painting...I've been so afraid I'd do that... stick the brush in the cup instead of the can!

sharon said...

I've never done the last one, BUT, I have lots of piles!
LOve the faces Diane! You amaze me at how much you do, and you do it soooo well!
HUgs!

Nancy said...

Your faces are always wonderful and have so much character to them.....sorry about the coffee...

Createology said...

Great drawings. Since I don't paint or drink coffee I haven't made the brush clean up boo boo. As for piles...OH YEA! However I prefer to call mine stacks. LOL It amazes me how they accumulate. I am going through some in between perusing blogs. Happy and Safe Labor Day Holiday...

Micki said...

Oh you made me giggle Diane, I did the same today, put my brush full of matte gel medium straight in to my coffee...oops!!

Love your art as always, keep it up ;)

Micki x

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Love your sun and moon, can't wait to see it finished. Your face sketch is very pretty and your proportions are spot on.

Joji said...

I love the sun and moon. Painbrush faux pas....Of course in the diet coke.

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane this painting is so beautiful! Love the faces on the sun and moon! And your Suzi face is gorgeous!

I am a pile queen myself! I just don't know why I can't just put stuff away in the moment and then I end up with piles in each room of stuff!

Thanks for your comment on my blog yesterday! Glad you like my pug! :)

Lynn said...

did you really dunk your brush in your coffee? Oy...not funny.
lovely faces all.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad you drug out your piles and saw how far you have come just this year. I love your work in progress pieces. They are both so YOU!!

I use an old insulated mug with lid when I'm in the craft room. No accidents that way. And I love reenactment. Too funny.

Pamela Holderman said...

Ha my coffee enjoys my paint brush quite frequently too! At least I haven't made the mistake of drinking it after...

Marlynn said...

You know, your faces are fantastic. Am so loving the moon and sun! Thanks for stopping by and Harley and Oliver send their love. Hugs

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Thanks for following my blog, Diane. Wow...love your style! I'll be back for more. Hugs! Angelia

White Violet Art said...

Hi Diane!

I love your eclipse, I can' wait to see it finished!:)

I know what you mean about the paintbrush in the coffee cup thing, I just about grabbed my paint water thinking if was my coffee cup! :P I think I need to keep my coffee on an entirely separate table! LOL!

Happy creating!
Cindy

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, I'm a bit crazy about sun images...hence my blog name...Celestial Charms. :)
So you know I'm smiling ear to ear with your first images. So beautiful.
Maureen

Maggie Ruley said...

Bummer about the coffee. But Smiles about the faces.

Manon said...

Ha ha that is so funny. I have done it and I am glad I have never put mine in a glass of wine yet, but I guess that is only cause I never use old wine glasses to rinse my brushes in.
I love your little sunshine faces!
Xx

Giovanna ♥ said...

Your work is so beautiful! You have a lovely blog!
xoxo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

Lotus said...

LOL!
Love this post! The sun and moon are great! Usually, the sun is depicted as the male... I like your interpretation.
As for cleaning your brush in coffee, I'm so glad I'm not alone... lol!
Lotus

wanda miller said...

yep, i've done it too with the paint brush and have even drank the wrong cup, ew..shows how ya'how you get in the zone, but how quickly you can come out of it, darn.
i am just loving your faces, each and every different one. i love how the one overlaps onto the other, very clever, sweet and humorous!
keep 'em coming, you know how i love faces and i thank you, diane. xo

Gloria said...

Hi Diane. Yes I have done that but in my nice iced cold glass of tea. Ayeeeee! I love your faces. Your faces always something to tell. Love them all. Great work. Have a great Tuesday.

Janie Husband said...

oh diane, i hav done the coffee thing so many times...hate it because i have to throw out my beloved coffee...and i do love my coffee..

your work is always so great....

Janet Ghio said...

The things we find when we clean our studios!! Love your old face and your new ones!!

Kelly Berkey said...

thanks hilarious, i've done that twice!

ok, can i just say your sun and moon are so cleaver, and sweet. so sweet and loving. just darling.

and your suzi face, so graceful and soulful. i can't wait to see her painted. i have to practice more, i want that kind of a face! mine look too structured. practice, i know, practice!

Tammie said...

oh my, I have not dipped my brush in coffee yet, but when I do I will think of you.
'she' is lovely as are the sun and moon!
I am a pile girl too, darn and drat, but what is, well it is.

NatashaMay said...

I love the new faces, Diane! The Sun and the Moon are amazing! I had to laugh about the paintbrush in the coffee mug. :)))

Katrina said...

Diane your work is an inspiration, I love it, your moon and sun is beautiful, a great concept!

Your collage works are also real favourites, I really appreciate what you do, all the best to you!

Healing Woman said...

Love the sun piece. Yes, I hate when I dip my brush in my coffee too!

Buffy said...

I have done that many times with the coffee,I've learned to keep my coffee away my from my water. I love the sun faces. Don't worry about the pile it will be there tomorrow. If it makes you feel any better I have a few piles!

Serena said...

Your progress faces are lovely, Diane! I particularly love your SuziBlu class face.

LOL...I trained myself to place my tea or coffee on the opposite side to where my water jars are after having done this same thing many moons ago. :)

Connie said...

Your sketches are great. I think you should make more faces. Piles are only natural. It's the artistic process. Along with losing things every now and then. I lost a pair of hemostats (used for stuffing dolls) a few months ago and just found them. It was like finding a treasure.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Your new WIPs are beautiful! Would love to see the Suzi face completed. Oh my, I have washed my brush in my drink several times, too. It's good to know I'm not alone in this.

Biljana said...

Your faces are so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Tina said...

Or how about when you get the cups mixed up and take a sip of paint water. been there done that.
ick!
Love the sunny moon faces.
T

Ellie said...

ooh, haven't done that yet, but have had some other unique experiences!

Love the moon/sun pic...and your face is beautiful~

Painted coffee...yuck! Piles, yes, have them just about everwhere...lol

Kolleen said...

your last photo made me giggle!
i can ABSOLUTELY see myself doing that....am actually pretty shocked it hasn't happened yet.

oh and the piles...
those dreaded piles....
can more than relate to that!!!!

i really LOVE your sun and moon and of course your beautifully sketched girl.

happy tuesday to you
xoxo
k

Martha Lever said...

Oh it's a coffee painting!!! I have don't that so many times too. I have to keep my coffee way out of reach. I love your progress so far and of course this is a beautiful face!!!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Diane,
love your two in progress projets,
so beautifully drawn both, -the face so very lovely,-you are just so fantastic with that pensil, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Annette Q said...

Hahaha! I do this in my cup of tea all the time!:-) Gorgeous sketch Diane

Lynda said...

Lol, I've dipped my dirty paintbrush in my drink before. It sucks when that happens. Your painting and your drawing are beautiful! Keep up the good work :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Gorgeous works in progress! I am excited to see them both finished. I am always terrified that I am going to accidentally take a sip of my paint water instead of my actual drink. Thankfully, that hasn't happened yet! Theresa

Arlene said...

Hi Diane - thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I had to come check out what you have been up to. Love, love, love your Suzi Blu face. Are you also taking the Mermaids class now? I am and am loving it! Your artwork is just amazing. I also had a chuckle seeing the paintbrush in your coffeecup. I have almost done that numerous times with either my coffee or my glass of water.

Arlene / Spirit Essence Art

Emelie said...

Beautiful sun and moon, clever design. I also like that background it made me look again because subtle yet very much there.

And who can not resist suddenly one just does a face, I am always tempted when I have background pieces done and laying about even tiny cut off pieces I think of a face.

We have been gone several days and not it feels good to come and visit and see what you have been doing. Always very creative and done so well.

Marilyn Rock said...

I wish I could "fool around" like you and come up with your results! Love the faces - especially the last one! WOW! xxoo

erin carver said...

hi Diane, oh wow I can totally relate to the paintbrush in the coffee cup!! must be a sign of being totally aborbed in what we're doing i think! gorgeous works in progress you have at the moment... I just love those faces especially the sun and moon together like that, just lovely. I love that you did one of Suzi Blu's classes... she was one of the first artists I discovered when I started exploring this incredible art world that exists online! thanks for your sweet thoughts over my way... what a lovely suggestion you made and I would never have thought of it... thank you! xo

Bobbi Lewin said...

Oh my! I have put my paintbrush in my coffee cup once or twice; usually though, I drink my paint water! And every time I clean my studio I swear that during my next project I'm not going to throw piles of stuff on the floor and every other surface, but it never works;)

I love the sun and moon!

BlueRidgeLady said...

LOL!! That is when you know you've been painting too long, but you have to drink the coffee so you can paint late! I have caught myself almost doing the same thing. I love the sun faces! Your work always brings a smile.

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