29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 25 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face In the Style of Jane Davenport!

Alaya Art sponsored 29 Faces in September 2015.  I didn’t get all of my 29 faces completed during the challenge period but I am going to continue with them until I get them all done.  Also, Kim Dellow over on her blog has a fun thing going called Art It Friday – Show Your Face.  During the month of November 2015 Kim is challenging us to do a portrait in the style of another known artist.  Today I am copying Jane Davenport.  I got the idea for this portrait from one of the Facebook sites that I am a part of where Jane posted a similar drawing but on the inverse side.  When I went to find a link to her blog, I found the portrait.  You can see it here.  I started with a gessoed background.  Then I collaged a napkin onto that and then again covered that with gesso.  I used a baby wipe to remove some of the gesso, leaving a heavier layer where I knew I wanted to add my face.  Then I added color with water color/gauche.  The white accents were done with a Sharpie Water Based Paint Marker.  Here is Face No. 25:

Today marks my 100th post!  I can hardly believe it!  I had a goal from the middle of the summer that I wanted to get my blog up and running again and to post to it regularly.  I think I have done that pretty well.  And I have gained a lot of skills along the way, too.  And new friends from all over the world!  Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your time and the efforts you make to leave a comment.  I have been fortunate to find a very encouranging community of artists and I don’t ever want to take that for granted.  Thank you for your kindness and for your input of encouragement to my life.  🙂

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27 thoughts on “29 Faces — Blog Challenge — No. 25 & Art It Friday – Show Your Face In the Style of Jane Davenport!

  1. Wow! Amazing .. I love this one specially – great depth in the whole spread Jill! Thank you so much for linking to Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More!
    I wish you a happy weekend!

  2. So wonderful when one page fits to various challenges, I love this too! Your sweet girl looks amazing and then all the transparent layers! Wow! So love to hear that Mix It Monthly inspires you too 🙂

    • Thank you, Piarom! (Sorry it took me so long to respond to your sweet comment!) I find challenges to be most inspiring and they really do challenge me to improve my skills and to “get outside of my box” in the realm of ideas and sometimes even materials. 🙂

  3. Hello Jill. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your kind words.I really liked what you have done with the page here.You explained the process so clearly, i may try it myself, too. I think blogging is really great to reach like minded people. For me, it gave some kind of discipline to do art on a regular basis. (Because i am a practicing architect and art has to stay secondary for the time being.) Like i post every Friday (there are many challenges running on Fridays) and try to visit as many blogs as i can. It is like going to a gallery every Friday, only without living your seat 🙂 I experiment, i fail, i learn so many new things from this online community of artists. Have a good weekend. Cheers 🙂

    • Wow, Ozge! You sound just like me. A chemical engineer in the environmental field by day and an aspiring art journalist in my off time. Looks like you use challenges and other’s blogs like I do–for ideas and inspiration. It is so nice to meet you. I’m sure I’ll be visiting again. 🙂

  4. Aww, you’re a doll! It is nice to find a nice community of artists. When the world is going to hell, it is a relief to my overloaded brain. This is a fantastic spread! I love the softness of it and thought before I read that it was a gelli print on deli paper maybe. Beautiful face!

  5. Well, congratulations on 100 posts!! Your Jane inspired portrait is absolutely beautiful! I love using napkins on my pages too. Happy weekend!

  6. I love doing the faces and must look up this challenge to use Jane Davenport’s techniques! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd’s Creative Challenge this month! Nanette, DT

    • Thanks, Monica. I still have some catching up to do with the faces to my my 29 but hopefully I will get them all completed and posted before she starts the next challenge that she usually issues in Februarys… 🙂

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