Here it is the last day of the 29 Faces of May Challenge, a wonderful hostess Martha of Ayala Art, has really pushed us to draw, sketch, paint, mixed media or whatever we fancied and whatever face we wanted to do. A commitment of 29 days I was not sure of initially but there are really no hard fast rules to post every day although I found it hard some days but I know I was not the only one doing catch up posts.
I just finished this painting today on an 8x10 canvas board. Yesterday I helped serve a luncheon at my MIL's retirement home and we served 30 people. It was fun, busy and nice to spend time with my dear MIL. I was unable to commit to my face and was too tired last night but I managed to sketch the face and today I painted.
So here she is saying a fond farewell and thank you very much to all of you for visiting me daily or bopping about when you had time.
Her name is Gracie, she told me what colours to use and she really wanted a flower in her hair. She thought I used a bit too much blush on her cheeks, she really doesn't like to go too bold with the makeup. She is an au natural kind of girl. She told me she was going to take a trip very soon to a far away land. I said oh....really, can I come? she said she didn't think so, that I would miss Rosie too much and I really don't like the cold,so, it would be best I stay home this time. She would write me a letter and tell me of her travels. I am not sure where she is going, she said she was tired and needed to have a nap. She washed the car today so I wouldn't have to do it while she was away. Hmmm what is up with that?
And I have to thank a very very kind and wonderful blog friend, Jenny. Jenny inspired me to jump into this challenge and I have to say, I have really enjoyed it very much. I took away all negativity, I truly pushed myself and now I feel very comfortable with where I am at. I love doing whimsy, and, I enjoy the portraits and I even tried a couple animals. So I can see this going further as sketching is very relaxing and I feel quite free. Thank you Jenny.....
Now to take a bit of a blog break, tidy up some much needed things around the house, do a bit of purging and reorganizing.
Thank you once again for dropping by.