Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 7: 'Bloo Moon' Painted Rock



My goodness, has it really already been a whole week since the beginning of the '29 Faces' challenge....?  How quickly it's going....!   

I have to admit, when I first heard about this Challenge, I did have a moment's hesitation in regards to taking part.   I think it was the thought of the daily blogging that really gave me pause -- it just seemed so...daunting.  And yet here with a full week under my belt, I'm pleased with how I've been keeping up so far, plus how there is no question at all about the fun to be had in participating.  The interaction with my fellow artists and blog followers has truly been a pleasure and an inspiration, and I'm so appreciative of all the lovely comments I've been lucky to receive. So too with the many nice emails I've gotten since all this began --  it means a lot to me and I thank you all! (Note: to any who haven't heard return word from me yet, please know you will very soon as I catch up on my correspondence :-))....

So here we are -- Day 7 of the Challenge.  Tuesdays are always my busiest day, and today was no exception -- nevertheless I still managed a few hours of studio time this evening, which afforded me to finish, for once and for all, another wee rock painting.....  

Meet "Bloo Moon"


"Bloo Moon", a Painted Rock

 Who can resist that face...?


 Here we see Mr. 'Bloo Moon' in his classic crescent shape, nestled comfortably in a cushion of clouds (A view of his right side).


(Yes, these photos are rather crappy, sadly,  but the best I could do tonight given my light-challenge house (will reshoot in natural light asap)...(


Lots of Character in his face (painted following the natural shape and contours of the rock)

(A view of his left side)


I'd begun 'Bloo Moon' many moons ago, even declaring him 'finished' a time or two over the years.....and yet somehow, I was never really satisfied, and as such never uploaded him anywhere online.  Tonight while re-examining him (again), I realised that more contrast between him and his 'cloud' would be an improvement, plus more definition in his features, among other details.  Correcting these things this evening I am now much happier.  Victory!  Yet another 'Finis!'....!

8 comments:

Cherie said...

Oh! He is absolutely devine!

I love him, SO much character!
:)

Cherie

Gina said...

I think it is marvellous how he looks happy from one side yet sad from the other :) What kind of paint to you use on rocks? :D XXX

inklets said...

That is amazing.

BlackPumpkin said...

Cool piece! And wonderful idea!!!

Ayala Art said...

He is awesome!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh he is incredible, I love how much feeling you've managed to include in his eyes- really beautiful! I was just wondering, what kind of brushes do you use for your painted rocks? I've done a few and it's always really hard on them- I figure an expert like you probably has a lot of great pointer!

Carol said...

Great job!!! He looks great from every angle.

Patience said...

Thanks so much everyone for all the really wonderful feedback! I'm so appreciative of all your lovely comments :-) -- thanks so much for taking the time...

@ Gina; indeed, I'm so glad you were able to pick up on that, his dual nature! I always do my best to just follow the lumps and bumps of any rock as I paint -- and this one so clearly had a face, and with the two expressions at that. As such, I actually like to think of him as having a bit of the 'The Blues' in his personality, in addition to BEING blue (the color), heh ;-)....

And as for as paint, nope, nothing fancy here on my end -- I just use the regular ol' acrylics on my rocks that i do on everything else, and always with good results...

@ Stephanie: thanks so much for the super lovely compliment. as well as for your question (always happy to answer questions!) in regards to the brushes I use for rocks. For me, I must confess that, as with the paint, I generally just reach for the same brushes I use for any other painting project. It's very true that rocks with their rough texture can be very hard on brushes, so dedicated 'rock' brushes would probably be a good idea -- I'm just not organised enough for that myself, heh ;-)

So thanks again everyone! -- and remember, always happy to answer any questions....!