Sunday, 25 February 2018

A Greatful Heart

Hello all, a very quick post from me today to share my latest project created as part of Lifebook 2018
This latest class was taught by Kathy Glynn and was called words of gratitude. Like usual with Lifebook projects I cannot tell you exactly how I went about it, but it was basically a watercolour portrait with flowing hair into which you added words of things you are grateful for.. I pretty much did my own thing, both in terms of colours and in the way I added the words and did the actual face part of the painting.

It's a long time since I have done a portrait all in water colour, all I can say is, - it was useful practice, even though I really don't like the finished result, but this is all a journey, so live and learn and better luck next time.

Well that's it, hope you all get some creative time and that the weather is kind to you, - here more winter weather is forcast, and I am sooooo ready for Spring.

Anyway, like usual, thanks for taking the time to visit


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful face, love the delicate colours. Enjoy your Sunday! Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

She is very beautiful Astrid, I love how she blends into the background with your words taking precedence. Great therapy to write down all those important words..
Take Care & Stay Warm, we have the winter chill heading back to us too.. Tracey xx

Annie said...

This is so beautiful and gentle at the same time x Your face is fabulous and I am thinking that it can't have been easy with watercolours. TFS and hugs
Annie x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty portrait! I love the colours of her flowing hair with the wording - beautiful 😁. Hope you have sunshine where you are like we do, although we still need to wrap up warm on our daily walks as those winds feel so cold - brrrr! Happy Sunday! J 😊

My name is Erika. said...

It's an interesting concept. Not my favorite thing to make, but I do like looking at yours and the rainbow hair. That is very very cool. And I haven't seen anything like that before and it's cool. Hugs-Erika

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I think she is beautiful, the entire page is :) We have to remember to keep our 'inner critic' away which at times is difficult. Take care Shirleyxx

Dorthe said...

Astrid I think she is lovely, and oh my with water colors, not an easy task- but she is a beautiful result, even you don`t like it yourself.
The words of thankfulness, is a wonderful idea, and looks lovely in her hair , must have been a good Sunday afternoon- snowing here again- :-(
Hugs, Dorthe

Patty O'Malley said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid!

Kate said...

I just love all the colors in her hair. So beautiful!

Meggymay said...

She looks so beautiful and serene. I love the way you added the words into her hair.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

The face has a lovely ethereal quality to it and I just love that flowing hair, filled with words - really beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful Astrid! The flowing rainbow hair looks amazing! Chrisx

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful face you created Astrid - love the design with the colorful floating hair and text of your gratitudes! I would never be able to draw a face like this! Julia xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is lovely Astrid! The colours are gorgeous and I love that the journaling is done through the hair .. makes it so much a part of the whole picture rather than just an add on. The face is lovely .. quite ethereal .. and I love the overall look of the piece. Beautiful!! hugs x

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