Wednesday, November 2, 2016

woyww - faces and a giraffe


The bee from last week has moved over to make room for the giraffe (original image from Pinterest). Painted at the request of DD and at some point I am painting someones cat.  Animals are bit of a stretch but happy to give them a go.  

The  Dina Wakely abstract painting class I attended on the weekend was sooooo out of my comfort zone.  But I gave it a go and this is what I have for show and tell.



The class certainly gave me an opportunity to appreciate what goes into abstract art.  Never again will I say "I could do that" because I cannot abstract.  

Have a happy woyww.

21 comments:

  1. You may not feel like this is your comfort zone, but I think you are quite the talent! Thanks for your visit and have a great rest of the week! Glenda #21

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  2. I agree - everyone things abstract is easy, it's the furthest from the truth. Paring something down to its simplest form requires huge skill - something I ain't got, that's for sure. Love your giraffe, he's got a great face!!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

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  3. Hi Sandra, I really love your abstract, I agree, it's not as easy as it looks. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xxx

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  4. WOW! Love your giraffe and both stages of your abstract girl - I think you do abstract just great

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    No. 34

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  5. Love that you're stretching your artistic muscles! The equivalent for me would be to try doing something realistic, which I can't see happening at the moment - or perhaps ever! The giraffe looks fantastic and I really like the face too. Well done for coming out of your comfort zone! zsuzsa #31

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  6. I adore your giraffe, am sure your DD is over the moon with it.
    The face is lovely too, a definite Dina W type image - love the colours you chose.
    It does you good once in a while to step out of your comfort zone.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting me, Neet xx

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  7. I have to disagree with you and say you can do abstract....I love what you've done. The giraffe is stunning too....you are so talented.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #13

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  8. Oooh, super talented lady!

    I love the giraffe, but the white and green/blue painting has intrigued me. I can see an ice wall and lake, with a crevice, and it could lead to such amazing stories..... Guess I've watched too much Game of Thrones, as it reminds me of The Wall. hehehehe

    Thanks for stopping by

    Morti @30

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  9. It's always good to get out of your comfort zone - that where growth happens! Your face looks great, I love the colors! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

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  10. You're giraffe is beautiful and I also popped back and had a look at the finished Magnolia as I missed last week - wow, so stunning and so delicate. Your abstract is great but I can see it's very far removed from your usual style of working - I love how you've got the proportions of the face so right, she is very realistic and looks like she's painted by someone who can actually 'do' faces!
    I'm loving all of it! Have a great week,
    Diana #24

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  11. Hi Sandra, WOW! Your giraffe is beautiful. I like your abstract painting and the one of the lady.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #14

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  12. I love your lady painting. It's really beautiful. Your giraffe is looking gorgeous. What a great painter!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

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  13. Your giraffe is lovely as is your lady. Have a Wonderful Wednesday and terrific week. LisaDV #37

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  14. oh, I love the giraffe, and also your face. beautiful... Helen #2

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  15. Your art work just makes me so happy, you are so talented. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty WOYWW, Angela x 19

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  16. Sandra,what a fabulous giraffe, I couldn't even attempt to do something that brilliant.
    Thanks for dropping by at my desk.
    Chris #7

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  17. Happy Belated WOYWW. Loving the giraffe - they are such graceful animals. Never tried abstract (not knowingly!) - but the colours in your piece are beautiful. Ali x #11

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  18. Hello Sandra.you giraffe is so beautiful and you have really done a fabulous job on your abstract art, I love them all so much. Thanks for visiting me earlier and have a great weekend. Hugs ~Anne L#1

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  19. Better late than never! I don't know where time goes these days. The giraffe is so beautiful - they always have such gentle expressions. x Jo

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  20. Ah great work Sandra so lovely to see all of it, love daughters giraffe.
    Running bit late here....
    Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  21. I really admire your talent. You can not only draw, but your coloring is right on cue with the giraffe. But I do so love the bird!
    Hugs,
    Chris #27

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