Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tenacity, Rewards and 29 Faces: 26 & 27

Twenty- Seven
encaustic 8 x 8

Most people will tell you that tenacity is a great quality to have, especially if you're trying something challenging that takes a while to complete.
Odds are, the people you admire have shown real tenacity in achieving their goals. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination. Being a great baseball player requires real gifts, no doubt, but even the most gifted player won't make it to the big leagues without the tenacity required to make the long, hard journey up from the minors. Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit — who keeps trying until they reach their goal.
-vocabulary.com

One of the perks of being tenacious is the reward after the long haul.  I look at where I started this journey and the paintings I was creating on September 1 - and I now look at the paintings I am creating on September 27 and to me - the transformation is remarkable and I'm pretty hard to please.  I'm faster, stronger and more confident.  I'm starting to "get it" - the subtleties of the face, the curves, the colors - but its taken 29 to get there and not to mention the ones that didn't make the cut.  So, my advice?  Grab on, be tenacious - the rewards can be grand - but it takes time and work and stubborn determination - go for it!
 
Twenty-Six
encaustic 8 x 8
 

29 faces

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you - your tenacity has indeed been evident this month and I for one have very much enjoyed your growth - beautiful work!!

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  2. I am just amazed with your faces, primarily for how beautiful they are, but also for how productive you have been during this month! Every one I've seen so far has been excellent. The two in this post are so rich and have so much depth. Just lovely!!

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  3. Your faces have been wonderful, and I just love these 2. Valerie

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  4. Your faces are stunning Marji. You certainly have the contours and colours 'in the bag' The 29 faces challenge is great for this kind of practice

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  5. WOW and wow and wow...you have truly Wowed me with your tenacity and amazing faces.... so exciting. The one girl looks very annoyed..and the other a bit sly... I still think you should do novel covers... they are so good!! You'd be an awesome illustrator!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Truly stunning portraits, Marji. Fantastic works. My favourite is number 23. Thank you so much for sharing and huge well done!!!

    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. lovely painterly faces! alpha shanahan 34

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  8. Your faces are beautiful. They are so real and show such beautiful and strong women. I agree with you on the power of tenancity. Something I need to think about more in terms of my painting.

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  9. Fantastic faces, so much work with shadows and light. Wonderful xox

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  10. Fabulous faces! It's such a good process to keep doing and doing with a challenge... so much growth along the way.

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  11. Your work was beautiful to begin with, but after this month, the faces are more than fantastic. I am at awe to see what you can do with your magic...
    And thrilled to be a witness to all these beautiful faces ♥

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  12. stunning portraits Marji-they're so rich with depth and expression. Congrats on being tenacious!

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  13. Each face you do is even more refined and beautiful and so filled with expression, Marji. I wish you would do a video to let us uninformed people know just how you are able to produce such wonderful work with encaustics each time.

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  14. These are so gorgeous! Beautiful art, and happy PPF!

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  15. awesome work...i've been wanting to try encaustics...i'll have to go poke around and see where you were on the 1st! happy PPF!

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  16. Oh yes, gorgeous faces, beautifully done and full of emotion and soul! <3

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  17. Good expression on the eyes and face. Blessings, Janet PPF

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