Art Update!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted art here. As usual, that is not a symptom of not working on artwork, but more about my urge to make art…not type on a computer! I set out this year to learn to draw faces–namely to put people into my mosaics. I wasn’t prepared to fall in love with Mixed Media as a new and all-encompassing art form! I bet I will return to mosaic sometime in the future, but in the mean time, Mixed Media has my artistic heart in its clutches and I love it!

I’m still learning to draw faces–and PAINT them–but I’ve come along way. Remember this first real attempt at faces?

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Here’s where I am today…nearly a year after I started learning to draw faces with Willowing. My first few attempts grew into a wild leap into Mixed Media in Willowing’s LifeBook 2013 and then into Effy Wild’s Book of Days and Moonshine courses. Enjoy the artwork!

Madonna and Child
Celestial Madonna and Child

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Bear Mother

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Woman of Great Sadness (art journal entry)

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It’s Good to Be Queen (art journal entry)

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More than One Way (art journal entry)

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Look With Soft Eyes (art journal entry)

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Face sketch… one from a 30 day challenge

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Trance journal entry (art journal)

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Art journal entry

A composed painting called “Graffiti Madonna” in four stages.

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Composed sketch

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Graffiti, first layer

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Face shading started

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More graffiti and painting

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Graffiti Madonna, finished

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Namaste

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Trust the Universe.

This one just appeared on my paper…I thought it was a message for someone else. Turns out it’s for me.

Artistically yours,

Rachel

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One Response to Art Update!

  1. Rachel, that is truly magnificent progress. I understand about the ‘grab’ Mixed Media can deliver. I feel like it’s taken me over as well. I’ve been into art quilting for several years. Then gradually started to get adventurous with embellishments. Then the leap to watercolor with a side trip into journalling and Kaboom! I WANT TO DO IT ALL !!! And the beauty is – we CAN !!
    btw, I love the tag line – about good art not matching your sofa – oh my, you’ve met ‘them’ too I see, lol.
    my Minerva blog is poetry and photography; my art blog is: guilagreerart.com

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