Friday, November 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday- Week 36

This has been such a crazy, busy week for me that I sincerely feel lucky to be making it to 
Paint Party Friday even tho' I'm really, really late! 
I finally had a couple hours to work on my new painting.  I did add a little color to her face, and I feel like it was just the right amount- 
she's no longer "cadaver-ish" but still somewhat surreal...
 and got her to the point that I need to leave her alone somewhere that I can just study her and decide what needs to be done to call her "finished"  I think I might need to change her mouth a little, that's one of the things I want to think on.....I like the wrought iron the way it is between being realistic and a little abstracted, just need to decide if it needs any more to it!
Please feel free to share any constructive criticism- I'm always open to suggestions!
Happy Paint Party Friday!
Stephanie

31 comments:

WrightStuff said...

I like the surreal nature. There's clearly a great deal going on in this piece - your eye stays a while and takes in what's happening and wonders....

craftattack said...

I love the surreal touch! Valerie

Netty said...

wow its sensational. What to do with it.........? Give it to me, of course.......lol Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, x

Carol said...

I love the surreal feeling of the whole painting. She has a look of wistfulness about her that just reaches out and grabs you and draws you into her world.

Bev said...

Dont know if u know of the story of The Black Dalia , but thats who she looks like to me , so surreal..

bev langby

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

She looks great and not cadaverish at all hahaha you crack me up! I agree with everyone so far, the slightly abstract-ness of the bars are a nice touch. It looks like she is standing inside a graveyard looking out into the harsh light... I LOVE IT!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

She looks great and not cadaverish at all hahaha you crack me up! I agree with everyone so far, the slightly abstract-ness of the bars are a nice touch. It looks like she is standing inside a graveyard looking out into the harsh light... I LOVE IT!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

okay... constructive criticism.... actually have none... I think this is progressing really really well... I am loving the attitude in her face.. looking strong... happy ppf xx

MollyGirl said...

she's got a very haunted look about her... a sadness. very evocative...

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful surrealist qualities!
She is definitely full of mystery and intriques the viewer.

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

EVA said...

Such a fascinating painting and gorgeous so far! I wonder about her neck - it seems so much darker than her hand or face.

Very mysterious and haunting.

Kathy said...

This is stunning, Stephanie. I actually really like the stark contrast of her neck. It's balanced by the darkness in her hair and the background. I wouldn't touch a thing!

Victoria said...

Brilliant beauty..I think she is FAB just as she is!Gorgeous!
Victoria

Magpie said...

I love the way she is riveting the viewer with her stare. Makes you wonder about her. Is she inviting you in? Or is she trapped inside and wants to come out? Beautiful and mysterious lady!

laurie said...

oooo, I like this,, beautiful, I agree with everyone else,, surreal but not spooky, beautiful,

LuLu Kellogg said...

WOW Stephanie...this is amazing! I think this is your best work yet, finished or not!

LuLu~*xoxo

Christine said...

the wrought iron the way you have it gives the painting a very interesting effect, I like it!

Fallingladies said...

I love it, I seem to be drawn to the area of her hand on the spiral!
very interesting as a whole!

Janet said...

I don't think you should change a thing....she's beautiful! Somewhat mysterious, makes me think of old New Orleans. Maybe from the 30's or 40's. I love her!

wednesday said...

Oh, I am really loving her. The color on the face was a good idea, and I am just amazed by her hand...it's the first thing about the painting that I noticed, it's just perfect.

If it were my painting, maybe a tiny bit of detail or shading in her dress, to separate it from the wrought iron, but that's all.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Really this is quite gorgeous. IMHO I wouldn't change her mouth, it's quite beautiful and stands out in direct contrast to the somewhat surreal quality of her face! It's a very captivating painting. ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

hastingshall2 said...

This looks like someone I know (even the mouth)! I think it is very well done. I love the treatment of the hands. Faye

Cynthia Schelzig said...

wow,,,I love this!!

La Abela said...

I think it's great, the flower of hair in the same color as the lips was a great idea. For me and the girl is fine, I darken and give volume to the fence, but it's your work and you have to internalize the. Saludos

toadinaboat.com said...

I love this! Especially the shape of the gate in front of her. It is realistic and has a purpose but is also sort of abstact and graphic. Love it!

Evelyn said...

Hi Stephanie
Wow, I love this. Very strong contrast and yes, surreal. I'd love to be able to get to this level with my painting.
Congrats, Ev

Hettienne said...

I love every bit of this and would not touch anything on it - it is perfect!

Healing Woman said...

No criticism here! I absolutely love her exactly as she is. She definitely has a story to tell and it is up to the viewer to decide...love her!

Tracey Potter said...

Absolutely beautiful.

creatingme said...

wow. This is striking and leaves me wondering.

OfficeTYPE said...

Love this! She has a ghostly quality. ;)