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Friday, 9 March 2012

So! I'm not Perfect!

So, I have a busy weekend ahead, but desperately wanted to join in with the Paint Party Friday crew. It is their 1 year anniversary this week, and I've been itching to join in for a while now, but wasn't sure if I was good enough...I know, you think I'd have learned by now....we are all good enough!!! If we enjoy what we make, we are good enough!!
Here is a piece I am working on, inspired by many of the things I see in blogland. Style, technique, peoples words and experiences...I call it "Not YOUR kind of PERFECT"
Working in my pre altered board book...
added a layer of inktense pencil...
then got adventurous with some alcohol inks...mmmmmm:) drippy.....:D
Obligatory "wiped on wiped off" white acrylic, plus some yellow acrylic through mesh...
luuuurvely texture....
Find the face...there is always a face waiting to be freed in my backgrounds...
she is a dumpy young woman who does not fit the "normal" profile for many reasons....
mostly because she doesn't give a damn about other peoples expectation of her...
and has no problem letting them know that!
Enjoy :D XXX
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39 comments:

  1. Oh, she is perfect! :) I was doing pull art yesterday as well. Only my faces don't look this pretty. :))

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  2. Oh it is gorgeous as a layout! Love it hun and it looks pretty damn close to perfect for me!

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  3. Wonderful composition with a beautiful and expressive face. Beauty is in the imperfection, perfection is boring. Greetings.

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  4. Oh, this is wonderful! I do not do faces because I'm not good enough. Ha! Perhaps I'll take your words to heart and attempt. :)
    Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk

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    1. just remember...don't try too hard...let the face find you :D

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  5. Wow, your art is so gorgeous, you go for it!

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  6. Love all the layers of intense colors!
    I am your newest blog follower!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  7. I love the great colors, textures and interesting face!

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  8. I'm SO glad you linked to PPF- how could you ever think this isn't "good enough" I just don't see! It's incredible with all those gorgeous layers of color texture words and of course that awesome face! I LOVE this!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  9. Wow this is intense, Gina. Love the texture, colors, and of course the face. Thanks for explaining the background to us. It makes your masterpiece even more meaningful. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. How could you doubt your talent.... this is truly lovely and thanks for sharing all the process as well. I never think to stop and take photos... so happy you have linked up and look forward to your next project...xx

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  11. I love her defiant expression. This is such a great piece.

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  12. wonderful defiant face :-)) I am a big fan of pulled art, since I discover it!

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  13. Very dramatic ~ love it ~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

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  14. Oh Gina - PPF is all about painting and having fun at it! So glad you decided to join us!

    She is a wonderfully perfect petulant face!

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  15. Love your painting - and you are right - we are all good enough! I like your name as well (LOL)

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  16. The face looks like a baby to me :)
    Art is not about being perfect....nothing in Nature is perfect...so this is fitting, and true, and a good reminder that we are each our own special kind of whatever we are :D

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  17. Love how you have altered your book! Valerie

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  18. Amazing work! Love the face and her nose!!!

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  19. IN LOVE! The process is incredible .. thanks for sharing. xodonna

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  20. Great techniques and another beautiful face...that's my kind of "perfect".
    Hugs xx

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  21. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

    I'm so glad you've decided to join in the fun! It is so wonderful to get a glimpse into other artists' techniques and processes! Thank you for sharing your progress pics... This is what PPF is all about! Wheee!!!

    xo
    Kristin

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  22. you achieved a perfect pout mouth in your painting! happy PPF!

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  23. I think you are a very creative and talented person! I love her and her mouth! Great altered book!!!

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  24. I agree with Levoi, imperfection is beauty and your face and art work is stunning. luv what you have achieved in this work. Beautifully done!

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  25. Love her pout and imperfections are the best. Welcome to PPF!

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  26. That pouty mouth is great! This really came together so nicely!

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  27. Gina, you WON! Chack out my post. :)

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  28. Really lovely colors. Greetings.

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  29. Okay, she looks a bit sad, but she's perfect :)

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  30. I really like your torn paper money, give me a little sad when you cover painting. Greetings.

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  31. Awesome textures and colors and I love the expression, perfect!!! Deb

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  32. great piece! the color and texture are beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  33. Not good enough! It's gorgeous!

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  34. I loved watching the progress of this piece and how she emerged, and I love her story too.

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  35. Love the piece and really enjoyed the process.

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