Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The Custodian

Hello friends, just a very quick post today to share my next project from Lifebook 2018, this was week 5.
This was probably my favourite class so far, the teacher was a fellow Dutch lady called Juna Biagoni, an amazing mixed media artist that does the most incredible soulful portraits. The portrait is called the Custodian, because she is the guardian of our resolves and intensions, she has her eyes closed, because she looks inward, into her own soul.

Like usual, I can't really share the techniques, but let me just say it mostly involved pastels, both hard and soft ones, layered on top of a textured base. It is so wonderful finally to use some of the art materials again that I have been hoarding for years...
Juna is a fantastic teacher and I am saving up already to do another of the classes she offers on her website. I just love her style...
Anyway, that's it for today. Hope you are having a creative week and see you next time.
Thank you for your visit like always
xxxxx

20 comments:

Kate said...

Wow! Just amazing!!! I can't wait to see what's next.
Kate

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

She is amazing Astrid, so peaceful. The warmth you have captured within her face radiates so much positive thinking and hose textures left with each application of the pastels makes me want to hunt out mine right this very second. What a beautiful display piece, Thank you so much for sharing another of your Life Book creations with us all, i'm loving your journey.
Creative hugs Tracey x

Valerie-Jael said...

The portrait is amazingly beautiful, glad you are enjoying your course. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

So pleased to hear you enjoying the course Astrid and you are certainly learning wonderful things along the way. This is an amazing portrait with wonderful texture and felling.

Love Chrissie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid, the shading is amassing. She looks peaceful and serene. This portrait is amazing and I also love how you have displayed your portrait too. Tracy x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, although I've already seen this on Facebook, I had to come here for another look. I'm so in love with your portrait and mad at myself for giving away pastels that were sitting in a drawer for years as I thought I would never use them. I would have liked to have tried this lesson, but I'm not sure it's 'me'. It certainly is a beautiful technique for your style and I look forward to seeing more from you. Take care, Shirleyxx (ps.. again it's great seeing you in the Lifebook group :) )

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

forgot to say... your portrait is stunning and it shows emotion and peacefulness... x

Meggymay said...

A really beautiful painting Astrid. She looks so serene.
Yvonne xx

Pattie said...

Amazing work Astrid,I had to come and see what you used,I thought it maybe pastels,love this medium,worked with it for many years combined with watercolours,such a talent you have ! x

Dorthe said...

It is a stunning portrait, so very beautiful, so peaceful,and so alive looking, Astrid.
No wonder you loved that class, as you surely have created a master piece, in using the pastels , making this girl come alive.
She is wonderful displayed against the wall.
Hugs from Dorthe xx

Redanne said...

Oh Astrid, this really is a beautiful piece of art! I just love the serenity of her face and the gorgeous colour tones you have used.... and the wonderful texture you have created - a truly fabulous piece!! Hugs, Anne xx

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous. It has such beautiful depth and texture.

Anita Houston said...

Just fabulous...love her.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Astrid, this is just spectacular!! There is so much character and atmosphere in this piece! I have an entire story building in my head about what happened to this woman in the moments before this pose. I can see why this class was one of your favourites, the teacher has taken you to a whole new level as an artist, and it is incredible!! LOVE THIS! hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid, she is amazingly beautiful! Her facial coloring is spot on gorgeous-you are so gifted, I wish I had a small amount of your talent!
hugs,Jackie xx

Sandy said...

OMG Astrid!!!! This work of art (and it is a work of art) is fabulous - keep going. I love this lady - she is so beautiful!
sandy xx

Annie said...

Hi Astrid....its clear to see how much you have enjoyed Juna's teaching and your portrait is beautiful...so serene and definitely inward looking. The display is perfect too

Love it!!

Hugs Annie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

I love this portrait Astrid! There is so much character in her face and I love the colours and texture! This is brilliant and I can't wait to see what you create next! hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your all are getting so much out of these classes! This is wonderful - I love the calm look her face! Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful portrait! You have captured the soulful feel beautifully, it is mesmerising 😁. I hope you've had a lovely week and have a wonderful weekend! J 😊

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

One World One Heart

Photo

FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed

Birthday Card

Birthday Card
Just got a whole lot of new stamps from a brilliant place called the Stamp Smith. This is the image that I first saw on Docraft and really liked. I asked the friend who has used it in an ATC, where she got it. Well she borrowed it from a friend who got it from ebay as a one off. But.... it had a title. I googled the title, and hey presto found the site. They have great stamps and offer a really friendly fast service. I highly recommend them!

Gothic Arch Trifold inside

Gothic Arch Trifold inside

Back of Gothic Arch Trifold

Back of Gothic Arch Trifold

Gothic Arch Within the Heart

Gothic Arch Within the Heart

Gothic Arch, the Key

Gothic Arch, the Key