Saturday, March 1, 2014

29 faces, group 6!

29 Faces! February is over, but I have to admit that I've been really inspired to work on faces the last couple days, especially with all the rain we've been having. Once I first thought of doing rain paintings, I'm always eager to get home and play when it's raining. Considering we've been lacking rain this year in Los Angeles, the opportunities have been few and far between. Just a few more faces left!!!

18- playing with food, making faces. yogurt, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and granola!

20 - rain painting with watercolors on watercolor paper. Rain painting deserves it own post, but yup, glad we got some rain to be able to do this!

21 - gelatos on watercolor paper. I hadn't played with gelatos and water yet, so I thought maybe I'd try them out with the rain. I drew a rough faces and then took it out into the rain. I was expected they would move more, but after 5 or 6 wettings/drying cycles, this is pretty much as much as I got out of it. Oh well! That's how experiments go sometimes!

22 - finger painting with acrylic paint on cardstock!

23 - Rubbing on vellum with a ballpointed/embossing stylus clay tool thingy. I wanted to try this out for a while and was really happy with the results. It looks better against a back lit surface, but here it's against a black piece of cardstock.

24 - another attempt with the Gelatos, watercolor paper and rain. This time I took the paper out into the rain and let a few drops fall on it before drawing, using only 4 colors. I really like the resulting effect where some areas are a little more blended/soft looking than others.


  1. Great ideas! I love that you took one to the rain drops! :oD
    Thanks for participating in the 29 faces challenge! I hope you join again in September.

  2. I am so late (continuing to be LOL) but just dropped by to see your Challenge collection, well done and what a wonderful collection of not only portraits, but array of mixed media you used to create them! :)