Friday, November 11, 2011

Paint Party Friday- Week 35

Yay it's Paint Party Friday and I'm actually  little early for once- for me at least....
I've got a few more journal covers prepped for painting next week, 
but I've been missing working on canvases, so I started this one that I've wanted to do for a while.  
She's VERY mono chromatic; a lot more than my usual work and I'm having great fun being more painterly than usual and just playing with shape, color and a touch of the surreal.... - 
it's also one of the biggest paintings I've ever done measuring in at 16" x 20". 
So that's what I've been up to this week- be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday to see some great art and meet some wonderful artists!

On a final note; Happy Veteran's Day to my American friends!  My son had a band/chorus concert called "Lest We Forget" last night in honor of Veteran's Day and it was a wonderful homage to our Armed forces!  My favorite song was a march that included which included the official songs of the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.  The band director invited each veteran to stand when his/her particular song was played, and we gave each one a round of applause- it was truly moving!
My son Garrett is the one standing over the cymbals counting music....
Have a beautiful day!
Stephanie
Update- here she is after a little more work...
 
I'd wanted her to be pale- but as it often goes, now that she's up on the monitor, I think sbe needs a little more color, she a bit cadaverish......

27 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Happy Veterans Day to you ~ Painting is very surreal and is being done well ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Lesley said...

Your painting is so mysterious!!! I hope you come back and show us the end results when you get there!! Happy Weekend!

Victoria said...

Love this new work..and the stark monochromatic effect is dazzling..i love how the hand is showing as well..very intriguing and has a masterful powerful presence to it..i look forward to
seeing this one ! Awesome post about your son and wonderful tribute.
Victoria

Healing Woman said...

I think that once you starting working large, you will really enjoy it. I love how you semi-hide your girls..very secretive and mysterious.

craftattack said...

I love the painting, and am looking forward to seeing how it progresses. Valerie

WrightStuff said...

Here's to being painterly - love how this is coming along - I will follow progress with interest.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love this piece. You make the most gorgeous faces. I love them.

Happy Veterans Day to you, too, dear friend. Have a safe and fun long weekend.

Theresa said...

Very Cool and intriguing! Love the wrought iron gate and Kudos on Veterans Day salute!

Netty said...

The atmosphere of your painting is fabulous, look forward to seeing it complete. Thank you for showing. Happy PPF, x

La Abela said...

The preparciĆ³n of the work looks great, we'll see how it ended. Saludos

wednesday said...

Oh, I love this painting, even at this early stage. Can't wait to see it finished. It has a very Romaine Brooks palette.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is a neat painting Stephanie....and that is so sweet that your son is in a band!! very cool!!!!

NatashaMay said...

Painting looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing it finished. :) And how adorable is your son! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your painting is very painterly :)
and surreal!

Wonderful shapes and range of values!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Nice loose painting sistah... she is looking great and maybe she is just not a sun bunny....cadaverish indeed... I don't even know if that is a word... you are making up all sorts of things now... can't wait to see the progress... as to your cat and the coffee maker... how does that even happen that is like the most acrobatic wee ever... checked our coffee maker about three times before making coffee this morning let me tell you xx

Fallingladies said...

I love this work in progress, she's lovely pale!

Gloria said...

Love how this is coming along. I like her looking cadaverish. It's great, Happy PPF!

Carola Bartz said...

The few color spots really pop in this painting and it gives the monochromatic look a little "spice". I like it a lot this way.

priti.lisa said...

I KNEW that was your son!
Your painting...well, you know what I think...and...I love you.

Tammie said...

she is wonderful and i love seeing this piece in it's stages.

Phoenix Peacock said...

she is so stunning already. I really cant wait to watch her develop more

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Beautiful! SHe has a mysterious personality. Wonderful work on the lights & shadows. The touches of colour are pure genius.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh I am looking forward to seeing how you finish because I think she is turning out GOR-geous. I actually love her "cadaverous" look. :)

Rosie Kaplan said...

Intersting - look forwrad to the update.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

stunning work! you are very talented! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

EVA said...

Ohhh! Looking great so far! Looking forward to seeing more!

JKW said...

Very different kind of painting. I like this technique. Blessings, Janet PPF