rebeccamcfarland Goodbye sweet "Emily". Donating her to @artworxla. Hope she fetches a good price for this amazing organization. #collage #mixedmedia #portrait #painting #art #artist #rebeccamcfarland 1w

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  •   kimthemartian Love it! 3w
  •   emikovenlet beautiful art journal page. thankyou for sharing!! 3w
  •   maurasb Great wishes. Do you know about Brene Brown? She talks about these same issues. Universal feelings. 3w
  •   rebeccamcfarland I do know Brene brown. Saw her on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday! Love what she has to say! @maurasb 2w

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rebeccamcfarland Yes, I think this puppy is done. She was tough. #mixedmedia #collage #portrait #painting #art #artist #rebeccamcfarland 3w
  •   antmuia <3 3w
  •   rebeccamcfarland I know what you mean. The desire to have something turn out can freeze me up sometimes. When something isn't working out, I just paint over it. But this time I kept going. I was determined to see this lady through! @emikovenlet 3w
  •   jennywentworth Way to go!!! nice to see you with your beautiful work. 3w
  •   msariannaortiz Love the pride in your face and the expression on hers :) 3w
  •   mel_audrey Love it! I love your artwork and that your self taught. It's inspiring. :) Your gorgeous too! Someone needs to paint you!! 3w
  •   rebeccamcfarland You are too sweet! @mel_audrey 3w
  •   emikovenlet your words always encourage me to go for it!! thank you, rebecca!! 3w
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rebeccamcfarland Got the #pastels out. Haven't used them in years. Not sure I'm in love with them, but good to switch it up. #doodle #onelinedrawing #drawing #art #artjournal #artist #rebeccamcfarland 3w

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rebeccamcfarland Finally, a little time with my fella. Been too long. #toobusy #muchneededbreak #misshiscuteass 4w

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  •   amira66 @rebeccamcfarland would you like to participate in an art exhibition in Kuwait ?? Send me your e mail to send you the details.. I like your work 1mon
  •   rebeccamcfarland That is so sweet of you to ask! I wouldn't even know how to do such a thing. @amira66 4w
  •   rebeccamcfarland I haven't posted on that blog in sooo long. Yes, I am self taught. I just kept painting no matter how bad I was. I spent a lot of time copying artists until I found my own thing. I've painted over so many bad paintings! @emikovenlet 4w
  •   emikovenlet i still enjoy reading it though. i took flora's ecourse last sep and had a great influence. what you said about keeping painting and painting really really resonates me and moves me because that's what I'm doing right now..! trials and errors. copying and finding my own voice. I always wanted to paint but i never thought i could. and then last year something shifted and i could no longer "not be painting"! I'm learning everyday! 4w
  •   emikovenlet can i ask, when you began painting, who influenced you a lot? did you practice painting on direcltly canvases or sketch books? did you show your work to someone to get critiques or lessons? sorry for many questions! it's so inspiring and encouraging to learn things like that from people like you!! 4w
  •   rebeccamcfarland When I started...I used oil pastels on paper. I copied Modigliani and Picasso and egon shiele. I copied stuff out of art magazines. I was really terrible. Then I bought some canvas and acrylics and started experimenting. I didn't paint regularly. I would paint when I felt like it. I got better over the years. Then, about three years ago, after two years of not painting, due to health issues, I started to paint small . I got into collage. I used collage for all the things I couldn't paint well--backgrounds, clothes, hair. Because I was painting on paper I felt more of a freedom to experiment...to mess up. Also, I could finish a piece faster . This lead me to painting all the time. The more I did it, the better I got. I have taken a drawing class. I took flora's ecourse as well. But not much else. I have always been good with color, but I think more drawing classes would help me a lot. I still run into road blocks due to lack of skill and knowledge of technique. The only person I let critique my stuff is my husband. I paint because I love it, and I don't want other people to sway me one way or another. I only started calling myself an artist a year ago. In fact, I usually just say, "I like to paint" when people ask. I've run into trained artist that are not very kind about my inexperience or lack of attention to art technique. But I just ignore them and keep on. Keep on!! @emikovenlet 4w
  •   emikovenlet i have to go to bed now but before that i just need and want to say THANK YOUUUU!!!!! I'm deeply deeply moved for your taking time to answer my silly questions and write your experiences!!!! Oh i think I'm gonna read again and again. Thank you, thank you thank you!!! i think your art penetrates your beautiful and powerful spirit. Your portraits of women with the wounds and past, who still decide to go on and keep going are so inspiring!! I want to paint like you, paintings that have meanings and messages. How lucky I am to have found your art. Good night!! 4w
  •   rebeccamcfarland It's my pleasure! @emikovenlet 4w

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rebeccamcfarland It's getting a little too crowded in here. #mixedmedia #portrait #painting #collage #art #artist #rebeccamcfarland 1mon

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