Face 5 by ToriBeveridge 2016

Face #5 – Straight Inside of My Soul

This face only emerged after I gessoed over the one I had started which wasn’t working the way I had thought it would. I’m so glad I covered it up and let this girl come out. Lessons learned…gesso is my friend and to be flexible because every painting has a soul waiting to get out, […]

Face3 Final 'Everyone is Beautiful' by Tor iBeveridge 2016

Face #3 – Step by Step Walk Through

Today’s face is called “Everyone is Beautiful”.   As you can see, I wrote those words in her hair.   When I started to sketch her, I decided to grab my camera and photograph some of my steps.  I have some friends who are beginning their face painting and sketching journey, encouraged by 29 Faces. […]

Face 2 by Tori Beveridge 2016

Face #2

Face #2 is finished.  Mixed media including water color, ink, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic. I know I shouldn’t take photos at night, but I wanted to share her with you today.  The true colors are so much nicer (especially the background and the shadow under the nose) and the hair color is much richer. […]

Face 1 Detail

29 Faces 2016 – Yay!

Hello my friends.  Happy February! I’m sketching and painting faces all month.  What joy! I’ll be sharing all 29 of the faces a create for this year’s February 29 Faces art challenge.  I love, love, love this challenge. I’m so excited to share my first face.  I painted her after doing one of Life Book […]

She Lived Happily Everafter by Tori Beveridge 2015

How Life Book Influences My Art

OR.. Why I’m Behind In Life Book I’ve been playing catch up with Life Book 2015 watching some of the lessons for the first time.  What I find interesting is what happens when I do the lessons, which explains why I am (or think I am) so far behind. I’ve actually watched most of the […]

Someone Please Tell Me How….

Please, could someone tell me how I started today’s painting with soft pastel colors and a very light hand…. and ended up with this…. ?????? Please click to see a larger version of this loose 9×12 inch journal page worked in acrylics, colored pencil and ink. There was a serious disconnect between what I thought […]

Yesterday’s Painting

This is yesterday’s painting.  I had wanted to post it last night but the light was too bad to take a picture.  This morning’s light was of course better, but the colors are not true, (despite all my editing attenpts) as the original has more pinkish red through out. Thirty Paintings in 30 Days

Paintings 17 and 18 and A Sketch

Monday again!  It rolls around so quickly. Today I have two water color paintings for you and a sketch.  First the sketch which I did in color pencils so I couldn’t erase my lines, a suggested exercise by Jane Davenport.   Painting Seventeen is another drippy water color girl. Painting Eighteen is water color also […]

Paintings 15 and 16

Hi everyone! Here are are my fifteenth and sixteenth paintings for the month.  Both were done with water colors, acrylic and ink.  The first one I also wrote a few notes to myself on the background before I started in graphite before I started, which peek through in spots. Thank you so much for having […]

My Painting for Today – Friends

Today’s painting is my fourteenth and is titled ‘Friends’.  It’s dedicated to all of you and all of your friends. Thirty Paintings in 30 Days

Three Paintings

Here are my paintings for Saturday, Sunday and today, Monday, which brings me up to thirteen paintings.  I’m still one behind, but I’m confident that I’ll catch up. Saturdays Painting Sunday’s Painting …this one was inspired by a Life Book 2015 lesson by JennyDoh Today’s Painting …which is unfinished, and will probably remain unfinished for […]

Painting Nine

You may have guessed by the title of this post that I am still behind.  I did do a tenth painting, but I’m not happy with it, so I still owe one more painting. This is my ninth painting and face. It is a mixed media drippy girl, and, oh, she is so much prettier […]