Thursday, March 22, 2018

Liberate More Art



Well, its back to the sketchbook before planning some paintings.  I like drawing anything with a face.

My husband Tim taught me to place guide marks on drawings to help with proportions and placement of features.

  For some reason, I forget that when the head is tilted, the eyes and the mouth have to be tilted in the SAME direction.   Sounds so basic, but I always want to straighten out the mouth and then wonder why the drawing looks off.  Guide marks remind me to stop doing that (so does Tim).

Here are a few of Tim's paintings that were done from live models:

Mickie / oil on canvas - artist Tim Lally

Mountain Man / oil on canvas - artist Tim Lally

The Traveler / oil on canvas - artist Tim Lally

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Here are a few more beautiful "helper" postcards I received at Kat Sloma's studio with the Liberate Your Art 2018 swap.

Artist Beverly Leeck / Instagram: @bjleeck

Artist Margea Silva

Artist Gloria (sorry, unknown last name)/ instagram:goldeglo

Artist Karen E. Johnson - no link

Artist Janice Darby on trashbubblesandlifeslittlebits.wordpress.com

Can't wait to get one through the mail.


41 comments:

  1. I'm speechless, dear Chris, I could never draw a portrait.
    Great work - you are great!
    Best regards
    Ssadie

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    1. Thank you, Sadie, but you could draw a portrait. Drawing is learned. Anyone can do it, but thanks!

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  2. This sketchbook portraits are divine in my mind dear Chris - but o.k. your hubby seems to be a pro - Fantastic acrylic portraits - wow ! Good to have a pro to get tipps!Wow- such wonderful postcards from the different artists - this is just amazing!!!!!
    Happy weekend ahead dear Chris -
    Once again - your both portraits are AMAZING - I love the cross hatching for the darks... looks so artsy!

    oxo Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi. Yes, Tim is really good, especially knowing those paintings were made from live models. Mine were from photos, which I turn upside down sometimes to make drawing easier. Can't do that with a live model & you only have a limited amount of time with a model.
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too, Susi!

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    2. I am thrilled about his live drawings - I am not able to do it by myself - that always turns out strange when I try .... thumbs up for your Tim!

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  3. Two talented artists in the same space?
    Hubby is good with those paints. And you with the pencils ...

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbra Joan. I'll post a couple of Tim's drawings soon. They are really beautiful.

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  4. OMGosh Chris!! Your hubby is SO talented... These portraits are outstanding!! And so amazing how you both have different techniques.... Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda. I agree with you. Tim is very humble about his artwork and still thinks he has a lot of progress to make (?). I think he should be teaching.

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  5. Dear Chris your hubby is extremely talented as well. Your drawings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. Appreciate your lovely comment. Hugs to you!

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  6. Chris - so good to have you feature your husband's work on your blog! I think I will do that more for my woodworker husband! Your sketches are beautiful! You are a good student :)

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    1. It would be awesome to see your husband's woodworker projects, Teri! I will look forward to that!
      And thank you. I have a very patient teacher.

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  7. Wow! Talent runs in the family! I love faces too. Yours are beautiful. The post cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Terri. And I love your artwork. I'm so glad I found your blog.

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  8. I'm impressed, very impressed! I mean I know that you are a great artist and I love the faces you have done here. I suppose at least one of them will turn out into a beautiful water colour batik... What I didn't know is that Tim can paint so wonderful as well. His paintings are very different from yours but as wonderful as yours.Best greatings to him. Even my daughter said "wow" and told me to show him a "thumb up" or whatever this is called :)
    She isn't very much interested in art but added that she would like to be painted by him :)
    Ciao Beate

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    1. Aw, thank you, Beate! I read your comment to Tim and he smiled... I think you made his day.

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  9. really great line shading :D hubby is also pretty talented with paint :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. Yeah, hubby has had years of life drawing and painting classes, and he is pretty good.

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  10. Please tell Tim that I think his paintings are terrific! Love your sketches! Thanks for posting more of the cards. What a fun project!

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    1. Thank you, Candy. I will tell Tim. After all these great comments, there will be no living with him (just kidding - he's so humble).

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  11. Love the sketches and the portraits-beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Debra. Appreciate your lovely comment!

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  12. I love doing portraits too, and find every face interesting . These two sketched portraits are lovely and no false lines here :-) Tims portraits are great too, lot of personality !

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  13. Thank you, Jane. And I love your portraits, your style!

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  14. Gosh Chris! you amaze me and your husband to..great art

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    1. Thank you so much, Dorte! Appreciate your lovely comment.

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  15. Love you portrait sketches, esp. the one with dark behind her. Yes, we all want to straighten out our faces, even if we know they are tilted! Tim’s work is wonderful - I really like the mountain man, so strong featured. I don’t think I knew your sweetie was an artist, too. How fun to share the postcards, too - so different in style and media :)

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda. Yes, I like the mountain man, too. The painting looks better in person - so much light on his face.
      And the postcards - I've got lots more to show.

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  16. Love seeing Tim's amazing work! And my heart sings seeing you drawing again. All my love....xo.

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  17. I love your drawn faces! You said from photos - but nevertheless they are looking very real, and there are such fine details, in a feminine way!
    Tim's oilpaintig portraits are gorgeous, all his faces have so much expression - and I can see the man's hand which painted them! I like the Mountain Man, especially his ear.
    Amazing postcards - the last is my favorite!
    Kind regards, Rike

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    1. Thank you, Rike.
      I really like Tim's oil paintings, too. The Mountain Man is a good one.
      And more postcards to come.

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  18. Bonjour chère amie,

    Deux magnifiques portraits ! J'aime la finesse du trait et la douceur qui ressort d'eux. Très joli travail.

    Le travail de Tim est aussi merveilleux, très masculin.
    Que de jolies cartes... celle avec la bicyclette est pleine de poésie.


    Gros bisous 🎀

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    1. Bonjour, chère Martine,

      Merci pour vos charmants commentaires sur les œuvres d'art de Tim et mes dessins. L'art est très personnel et je suis heureux que vous voyez de la valeur dans la nôtre.
      Et les cartes postales sont nombreuses. J'ai plus à vous montrer.
      Meilleures salutations !

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  19. Good and interesting jobs, a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Congratulations.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thank you, Jose. Always a pleasure to visit your blog!

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  20. Dear Chris, Thank u for sharing wonderful works. Have a wonderful time and joy in drawing and painting. It should be lovely and so sweet to share time together!! Best wishes, wink, wink, Sadami

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    1. Hahaha! Love those winks! Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  21. What a great post - and wow! what a very talented duo you and your husband are -
    lovely to see your artworks today :)
    I especially love 'the traveler' and the way his skin is painted and the expression on his face.
    What a fabulous selection of art you received in that art swap too.
    Gill x

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  22. Been off of here too much, didn't know all this was going on. First didn't know your hubby was an artist - his portraits are so fresh! I love my husband - he is an artist at heart..would be interesting to be partners with another artist in marriage I think. Sorry for your doggie, hope he is OK. We have a weim that has spinal lesions, walks on the tops of his feet sometimes, and has a bandage on his front leg permanently because he won't leave a place which is located at the bottom of a plate in his ONCE broken leg, they say there may be a lesion there. IT is always being opened if we let him to it without cover. Dogs, gotta love them. These postcards you are receiving are wonderful! Been laid up with illness for about a month, but back to the cray cray now...will be checking in more!

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