Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Carrots Anyone?


For the 29 Faces challenge I painted a few faces on ATCs - I wanted to try this smaller format and see how I like it. I like it a lot!

The top one emerged after I had worked on some Irish blessing tags for my shop - the Irish girl appeared almost on its own. Of all the girls here she is my favorite.

Then there's another Arab woman, this time with watercolor crayons. The stars I added with a gold PITT pen that I discovered at Michaels shortly before Christmas.


The head of this girl is heart shaped and I decided to go with a summer theme - flower in her hair and a butterfly buzzing around her. The name "Angelique" popped up.


I wanted to paint the face of a little girl, but that didn't work out. This is actually done on a piece of watercolor paper scrap, it's smaller than an ATC.


And finally a charcoal girl - the face is wayyy too long, she looks more like a horse! I'm tempted to offer her a carrot....


I'm linking to Paint Party Friday.

22 comments:

Jeanne said...

You are doing a great job on your drawings! I am really lucky to do stick people, so jealous ..... Looks as if you are having fun with this

Sally H said...

They all look amazing! I think the Irish one is my favourite, but the charcoal one is fine. Her face doesn't look too long to me, she just has a square jaw. She reminds me of a newsreader on British TV!

Elephant's Child said...

Are you always this hard on yourself? If so, cease and desist. Or ensure that you keep the hand that isn't whipping you, free to give yourself a pat on the back.

Netty said...

wow Carola you have been busy with your portraits, love how they are all different. Annette x

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LONDONLULU said...

I love the uniqueness of each one, agree with Jeanne - this looks like such fun!

Poppy said...

Carola,

You are TOO funny, offering the last of your faces a carrot!;)They're all very intriguing, but I am drawn to the Arab woman, with her big, brown almond eyes, and olive skin.

Happy Thursday!

Poppy

susupetal said...

Oh, an Irish sweetheart! She's beautiful, her colors bonnie!

JoZart said...

So many different faces with differing shapes and characters. You are really assessing features but I had to laugh re the carrots.
I'm still in Brighton so will be pleased to send you the shawlette/scarf patterns when I get back home ... the file is in my desktop so I can't access it until then. It will be after the weekend.
Jo x

Tammie Dickerson said...

You have been so productive! The grayscale one is my favorite - she has such a sweet, happy expression!

Faye said...

More wonderful faces, Carola. I love the charcoal one.

EVA said...

A fantastic assortment of lovely faces, Carola!

Magic Love Crow said...

A carrot? LOL! Too funny! I really enjoyed them all! For them to be aceo size, that is fantastic! Great detail!

Cindy D. said...

Wonderful set of faces! I am partial to those with the bright colors. :)

marilyn said...

Beautiful and interesting faces.

Linda said...

what a varied and beautiful collection of faces Carola!! I'm quite partial to Angelique-because I am dying for summer and some color on my pale skin:)

seabluelens said...

You make me laugh, Carola! My favorite is actually the last one, and I think she's lovely. My own face is rather long and narrow, so she looks quite normal to me! :-)

Margik said...

Love beautifull faces, all are very different. Great work!

Giggles said...

Love your sense of humour, I just happen to be eating raw carrots and dip as I read this!! You have accomplished so much! Good for you!!I'm loving Angelique. She gives me hope spring is around the corner!

Hugs Giggles

Kristen said...

These are great. I love the mysterious Arabian girl. Pretty watercolors. Your charcoal is great too. Lovely work!

Clare Lloyd said...

Great work.

bellefrogworks said...

Love all the faces - just bought a gold Pitt pen yesterday on sale at Michaels.

Annabelle said...

Love all of your different faces. I especially like the Arab woman with the blue headdress and magical stars.

Annabelle : )