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New Painting – Ejina Break Free

I’ve actually managed to finish my Ejina painting!! YAY! This painting took a lot out of me as I haven’t painted realistic faces for some time, plus I never sketch.. something I need to change, I started making art 3 years ago and hopefully with more practice I will find the process a bit easier in future :)
I hope you like her? I think she looks very pissed off.. with a bit of a ‘wt actual f’ expression on her face lol
Ejina Break free painting by joanne seale

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Work in progress – ‘Ejina’ Break Free

Hello, back again, I’ve been going through a process of re-focus that will put my art and fitness at the top of my priorities so no more gaming for me for a while at least… (I was lost in an online game for around 18 months.. I loved every minute of it too :) )

So this painting was sitting on my bedroom floor for months… if not a year… in an unfinished state and I decided to bring her to life as a reintroduction to my art regime.
She is called Ejina and is a character I created to explore my history and the history of my ancestors, she is part African, Native American and European and she lives in the 18th century..
This painting will be called ‘Break Free’ once finished.
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New Painting – `We have each other’ Life Book 2017

I recently finished another Life Book 2017 painting Yay!
This one is called ‘We have each other’ and was originally supposed to be the blue elephant, but I decided to add a pink horse and cute little Fennec fox.
I named the painting ‘We have each other’ because the creatures are all so vastly different from their natural realistic counterparts that I figured they would have formed a sort of club of ‘Animals with differences’ :P and supported each other :)
we have each other painting joanne seale

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New Painting – Flowers of Gratitude

I finished another Life Book 2017 painting yay!!!
This one is called flowers of gratitude and I do have a lot to be grateful for right now.
I started a new job which I absolutely adore and am so happy to have moved on from the company I’ve worked for for what seems like most of my life… ALL CHANGE IS GOOD!!

This painting took me out of my comfort zone somewhat as we were asked to paint a semi realistic yet whimsical portrait in watercolours.. a medium I have had little practice with.
But I love the bright colours of the flowers and the intriguing expressions on the lady’s faces.
I hope you like it too :)
flowers of gratitude painting joanne seale

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Crystal heart life book 2017 lesson

This is the actual crystal heart life book lesson that I deviated from quite a bit in the previous picture.
Its amazing how the same lesson can be interpreted so differently

crystal heart painting joanne seale

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New painting ‘Let the Light in’

This was inspired by a Life Book 2017 lesson that I shall be starting soon.
I wanted to visualised a dark crystalised heart that recieves pulses of light to make it beat again. :)
I listened to Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt whilst making it as the bell chimes reflected the pulses of light awakening the dark heart.. I linked a youtube copy of the music below the photo of my painting

let the light in painting joanne seale

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Tree of Life – Life Book 2017

This painting was inspired by Effy Wild’s lesson for Life Book 2017, I love the colours!
tree of life painting joanne seale

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