Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day Nine and a Little More Progress.....

Wow, it's day 9 and I've been working all morning, mostly on background stuff.  Have I ever mentioned that the background is almost always the hardest part of most of my paintings?  Well, it is, and this one's no exception!  Anyway here's the face I did for today:
I'm having a LOT of fun with these little non traditional faces!

And here's the overall piece:
so, should it go this way?

or THIS way?
I'm using this for my Paint Party Friday post- be sure to check them out if haven't already- there's always SO much to see at the party!
and
I'm also linking to Palette & Paint Thursday- Tracey Potter's fun weekly blog party.....
 Have a great day!
x
Stephanie

27 comments:

Kelly Myers said...

Thank you for taking the extra time to show your art process. This is really nice...I see the influence of modern Expressionism, yet I can also see your own spin on it too. Your whole blog is really beautiful.

Melisa said...

I love the way you are incorporating all these faces into this painting. It seems so ambitious but you are pulling it off wonderfully!

FLO said...

Hi Stephanie! I love your faces full of sweetness and romance

Carol said...

Your faces are so beautiful and you are creating a true masterpiece with them. I look forward to coming here every day :0)

denthe said...

Such a great idea to add another face to the canvas every day!There's so much to look at. Lovely!

Carolyn Dube said...

How creative!! Love the flowing lines to draw they eyes to all the faces! I think I like the first way best.

Piarom said...

It is so much fun, to look at the transformation in your painting over the days... I love all the lovely faces in it!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hey Stephanie! Happy PPF! I love your non traditional little face. It looks like a moon to me. I would've never known you labor over your backgrounds, they all terrific to me :) This piece is getting better and better.

BlackPumpkin said...

Wow! Every day there's something new!! Love it!!

Debbie said...

I love the way you are incorporating more faces into this piece! Really interesting, and very beautiful.

Annabelle said...

WWWWOW...GORGEOUS PIECE. I'd say the the second one with the baby angel at the bottom.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

lovely art work ~ great style, color and composition ~ wonderful! ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

La Abela said...

Very funny, looks handsome in any position, is special. Saludos

WrightStuff said...

I think I like it that way... or was it this way?? The second way!!

Love this piece - touch of Klimt in there but only a touch - very you. Brilliant work.

EVA said...

Loving the top faces - they look like the Moon and Sun....

What about horizontal?

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I really love the bottom one... not sure why, but it seems a bit more balanced to me... very very cool work though and you have been busy lately... loving the colour palette and the klimty feel... as to backgrounds... I hate them they are the bane of my existence and am usually guilty of doing the slap it on and hope for the best.... yours always look great to me..xx

SHERI C said...

It's powerful and beautiful all at the same time.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HAPPY HORSE STUDIO

Sophia said...

Your races are beautiful. I love the colour pallete, the softness...such beauty. Happy PPF! :)

Tracey Potter said...

Hey Stephanie, this piece is wonderful! I'm really loving visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful paintings.

I like it the second way too. I think it's more balanced and reads better. though it's lovely both ways and I find myself drawn to it and going round and round looking at all the details.

Thanks for sharing with P&P again! It's such a pleasure to have you on board.

Happy Weekend xx

RobanStudio said...

I like your faces too. And the backgrounds are great! The second piece looks great either way. Happy PPF. :-)

Victoria said...

Hi Stephanie..ONce again..So gorgeous..it is so magical watching it come to life..gorgeous color palette that I love.....swirling and enchanting..beautiful...
Victoria

wednesday said...

So much meaning in this painting! Wow. I really love that you could hang it either way, and doing that gives it a completely different meaning...or at it least it does to me.

peggy gatto said...

You MUST KNOW how much I love this beauty!!!

Beadwright said...

I love the faces. The colors and contarast colors are engaging.
Nicole/Beadwright

Nordljus said...

Beautifully dreamy, and I love your palette!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

that´s beautiful..reminds me on Gustav Klimt! G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S - ART here!

Ellie said...

Beautiful work! I love that you thought totally outside the square for the 29 faces challenge, I wouldn't have thougtht of doing them all on one painting