Let’s Face It, 2016 – So Far…

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Week 1

In Week 1, Kara Bullock asked us to create a portrait that reflects where we are in our portrait creating process right now – something we can look back on in Week 50 and see our progress…

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“Joyful, Joyful!” by Constance

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Week 2

In this week, Kara had us take a look at our personal journey by posting three portraits we have created – a long time ago, not so long ago and more recent… as well as create a palette board on Pinterest – you can see my board Constance Palette Board

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Week 3

In Week 3 we got to work on face mapping & pencil sketches with Kara, which I really loved!

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“VintageGirl” by Constance

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Week 4

Petra Stein joined us in Week 4 for our first main lesson and she taught us the wonderful technique of blending with oil pastels, in her “imperfect girl” way – I love it!

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“PetraGirl” by Constance

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Week 5

This week I just did my own thing from my own imagination – of course with the help of my lovely daughter, Naomi, who had great ideas for the wardrobe…

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“Love in Watercolor” by Constance

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Week 7

I’m not finished with Week 6 yet, but I took time to do Week 7 today.  So I’m going to show this lesson and then will insert Week 6, when I get it done 🙂  This week, we learned how to do backgrounds with artist Toni Burt.  So fun!  She has a beautiful and simplistic way of creating her backgrounds and I really love it!  You can enjoy it too, by watching one of her free videos which you find on her website linked on her name above.

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At this point, I stopped making the face portraits – Although I was learning a lot from this course, I just didn’t feel that I could go on making portraits of the unknown – they just didn’t mean much to me…

I decided to go back to my First Love and this beautiful portrait came out:

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Oh how I love my Sweet Lord Jesus!  Thank You Lord for continually beckoning me and drawing me to Yourself.  I don’t understand the depth of Your Love for Your creation, but I’m so glad You have Loved us with such a Great and Binding and Everlasting  and Faithful Love!

Happy SimplyLiving!

Constance

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