Wednesday, September 17, 2014

29 Faces # 19 Announcing a Contest To Give this Painting a Title or Caption - Do Your Best!

This contest will have a winner but no prize other than the chance to name something using your creativity. And isn't that fun!!

29 Faces #18 "Queen of the World Today!"

I can't make up my mind. If you could make the decision, which color combo do you prefer? Or, do you have other suggestions about color changes i.e."red lips with pink hair" as one person suggested?
The newest addition is at the top when Joy Redington another member of the 29 Face Challenge suggested a new color combo, which I now think is the best with the pink dress. At first I thought she was joking, she said "no," and by George Clooney, she was right! Good eye, Joy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

29 Faces #12 "Constance - Not a Kardashian"

29 Faces Challenge - New #11 - "Lemon Slices - Good for Your Hair"

Silvia knew a thing or two about beauty treatments. Fresh lemons bring out the highlights in (well Sylvia wasn't always exactly correct) blonde hair.  Sylvia also didn't know that it was the juice and not the actual lemon slices themselves that did the trick.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

29 Faces #11 "Ewe Lady"

This is the result when we tamper with genetics and genetic mutations or... all is fair in the name of art but not in GMOs! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#5 29 Faces Balancing a Banana Boat

29 Faces #4 The Stone Chief and Shaman

A magic stone from the shores of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Hand painted by me using the innate  shamanic powers of nature and the Universe. It's what all artists do!

29 Faces #3 Binky Starr, Brenda Starr, Reporter's Sister (Play along with me here)

After I finished drawing this face, it kind of reminded me of one of the first female cartoon characters I thought was so cool when I was a girl: Brenda Star, Reporter. So I did  a little research and copied the following quote from Wikipedia concerning one of the first inroads for a female cartoonist. It wasn't easy back then for women doing art in a male dominated profession but this one persevered:
     "A greeting card illustrator for the Chicago Tribune Syndicate, Dale Messick created Brenda Starr, Reporter following the rejection of a female pirate-based comic strip that she had previously submitted.[5] The character name, Brenda Starr, was based on Brenda Frazier, a debutante of the 1930s, while her appearance was based on the movie actress Rita Hayworth.[5] The strip initially encountered resistance from Tribune editor Joseph Medill Patterson because its creator was a woman.[2] After the strip was established, other instances of resistance were reported. "Whenever Ms. Messick drew in cleavage or a navel, the syndicate would erase it. She was once banned in Boston after showing Brenda smoking a polka-dot cigar.""[6]

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pretty in Pink 29 Faces #1

The semi-annual Ayala Art, 29 Faces Challenge begins today. Anyone can enter with a blog and Facebook page for posting.  The challenge is to create a face a day during the month of September using any medium. It's a great way to seamlessly build your portfolio and it's loads of fun to see all of the creations each day. It's like unwrapping Christmas presents every day. There's a lot of fabulous work being done by the participants! You can join any time if you wish to participate-29 Faces on Facebook will get you to the right places.