Thursday, January 1, 2015

1 of 30 Pauline 4 JKPP

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

Here I am doing another 30in30 Challenge with Leslie Saeta. And here is my first contribution:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


So here we are at the end of our "30 painting in 30 days" challenge. It's a wonderful feeling to have accomplished such a challenge - it was a month full of  creativity and now I want to share the joy: 

win a painting by choosing your favorite paintings
Here are the 30 paintings on the floor. I had a hard time fitting them in one room and on one photo. ;-)

From now until February 14th (easy to remember, right?) 
you can enter the drawing and win a painting (value 100-200 €) by following these rules: 

1. If you have not yet done so, become a follower of Faith Dance Art and/or like my artist page on Facebook
2. Look through the 30 posts of January 2013 and decide which you like best. You might find it easier to look through the Facebook album with all the paintings.
3. Write in a comment on Faith Dance Art which are your three favorites (1, 2, 3). Your first favorite would be the painting you win. If for some reason (e.g. matching colors in your living room) you would prefer another one as your prize, mention that as well.
4. (optional) Share the love with your friends - invite them to enter the drawing.

And then we all wait impatiently for the big day to see who won. :-)

The prize is: 

one original painting made during the 30 in 30 challenge
(as shown above)

You can even double your chances - 
all who  follow the blog AND like my artist page enter the drawing twice!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ramon for JKPP

Posting a portrait that I did some time ago for Julia Kay Portrait Party but forgot to post.

Ramón for JKPP
20 x 28 cm
Pencil on paper

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year & Apologies

Wishing you all a 

What a year! 

I created this blog at the beginning of last year 2012 when I joined the Every Day Matters group on Yahoo and needed a place to post my sketches. Shortly after I got accepted by the Julia Kay Portrait Party on Flickr! Again, this blog was the ideal place to post the portraits. Both groups were an incredible encouragement to draw and paint on a regular basis. In summer I finally got into the habit of sketching in sketchbooks, strange as it may seem, since I have been painting watercolors for more than 10 years. Again, this blog was the perfect place to show off my results; among other things the "30 days of creativity" challenge in June. All in all, the first half year was an incredible artistic boost. 

The second half was very different. After an exhausting search for a place to live, finally moving and settling in, I went on a prolonged sick leave. Many months without any energy to draw or paint followed. I apologize especially to my faithful followers for not posting anything for nearly six months. I am slowly getting back on track with painting more often, even though I am still on sick leave and my energy is very limited.  

Just to let you know: 
1) I will continue to post JKPP portraits here, but you won't see many sketches. I realized that posting my sketches is counterproductive for me - when I plan to post them somewhere, they are no longer simple sketches, but I need to do more sketching and collecting ideas.  

2) There are two parallel blogs to this one: 
This blog here was originally named Faith Dance Art but then renamed Faith Dance Sketch. In order to separate sketches from finished art, I created a second blog named Faith Dance Art, and a third one is called Faith Dance Photography. For the moment there is not yet much happening on the latter. 

However, there is a lot going on at the second blog Faith Dance Art, because I am presently participating in another challenge: the "30 painting in 30 days" which is organized by Leslie Satea. It might be too much for my present levels of energy, but I want to give it a try anyway. 

So, please feel free to head over there and follow the other, presently more active blog. 

May it be the best artistic year ever for all of us! 
Wishing you a successful 2013!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day7a of 30DOC - Rainbow

The highlight of this day was (among other things) a nice meal with friends near Valence and a beautiful rainbow - somewhere between Marseille and Paris.

And this ends my "30 Days of Creativity". I hope to continue sketching every day but for the next week this is not feasible, considering my other tasks. 

Day6a of 30DOC - Packing

The theme of the day was packing, because the time had come to leave beautiful La Ciotat, in Provence, France. I just learned that in English the 'Côte d'Azur' is called French Riviera.

Day5a of 30DOC - Library

This 'summary of the day' sketch pictures my bookshelf because I was updating my book inventory.