Sunday, 22 May 2011

Out of my comfort zone

Yup, was really out of my comfort zone the other day at AFTH when I took a workshop with the fantastic Dy 'Painting Faces'.  This is my first attempt, I have tried before because I signed up to a Suzi Blu on line course, but got so fed up with her waffling on that I never bothered, but although I was really nervous about this, I've managed to finish it.


As usual Dy gave us so much inspiration and instruction that she made it seem so easy.  In the morning I thought mine was absolute c**p, but she just kept nudging me along and hey presto after lunch this somehow appeared. I'm so impatient. Still a lot to learn, but I must say that Dy has succeeded where Suzi failed....she has inspired me to do some more.  

The face is painted on a 12" x 12" canvas, using Dylusion acrylic paints for the face, background is a mixture of Dylusion paints and sprays.

18 comments:

  1. I must say I would be absolutey thrilled if I had produced this, I cannot draw at all. I love this and the background is yummy. Tracy x

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  2. Ooooh GORGEOUS :) You should be very proud of your canvas it's stunning..xx

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  3. I think it's great too - a darn sight better than any face I could draw, lol! I LOVE your background!!!

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  4. I wondered how you'd got on - and now I can see the answer is amazing - obviously a great teacher! Glad you had a great day!

    Hugs

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  5. Oh it's brill Ann, you are way to hard on yourself. Her eyes stand out. Love sandra x

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  6. I am so happy you have had a great time and are happy with the results. Why wouldn't you be? this is a fantastic start to something I am sure you will come back to over and over again I will be watching so happy for you ;0)

    I love the paints & sprays I am trying to collect more they are yummy

    Love Dawn xx

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  7. She's GORGEOUS, Ann!!! Well done for sticking at it ...certainly worth the effort! I too have a Suzi Blu course and all the stuff to do it with packed up in a box .....one day!! Maybe.... xxxx

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  8. Brilliant - you will have to do more now. there is nothing like a bit of one-to-one encouragement however good the on-line tutor is. Dy certainly knows how to nurture your talent.

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  9. Ann this is stunning. You have such a lovely style with this one. Keep going!
    Lesley x

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  10. you are far too critical Ann this is great love the eye colour x sue x

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  11. great job Ann..... perhaps now that Lee is working I will get the chance to attend some classes....lol
    You will have to post some more. hugs xxx

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  12. This fab Ann you shouldn't be so hard on yourself. Hope you are having a good weekend. Hugs Lynne xx

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  13. Amazing Ann, I love it and you can be proud of yourself achieving this at a first attempt. The background is stunning too. xx
    Got a strange e-mail today it is a comment from Gez to you about your last blog post how it got to me I have no idea. xx

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  14. fabulous face! wish i had gone too, see you next week

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  15. Wow, this is completely fabulous!

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  16. This was your first try? I never would have guessed, Bravo. keep it up Ann!
    hugs Lynn

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