Friday, February 24, 2012

Paint Party Friday Week 50!

It's week 50 of Paint Party Friday!  Can you believe it?  I surely can't!  
So yesterday, I had to put my Klimt-ish piece on the back burner- I just need to study it for a bit.  But in the meantime, thank you for all the suggestions and kind comments- I really appreciate them!  And also, thank you Priti Lisa for the suggestion to do a slideshow of the progression of my 29 Faces of Klimt-ish-ness- I thought it was a great idea and it's now in my side bar!
For today, I'm going back to another piece that has been niggling at me, saying it's not quite complete....
my Soul Singer Cello Chick (and no, that's not the title, but I am open to suggestions!)
I've been wanting to add faces to the moons for a while now, even before I started the 29 Faces challenge.  So, yesterday, I did!  I also did some more work on the Cello and more touch ups here and there........
So, here she is!


I'll be playing a little more today, making the big face a little more subtle and the smaller ones a bit more obvious....you get the idea!
For now, be sure to pop over to Paint Party Friday to see what everyone else has been up to- it's always great fun and very inspiring!
update- Finis!
 touched up her face, the moon faces and sky and although there's always more I could do to a painting, this one tells me it's complete and that's good enough for me!

 

34 comments:

Carol said...

She is beautiful!!! Love the faces on the moons :0)

Pointy Pix said...

this is looking really really good. I love all the moons and the additions of the faces is fantastic.

Netty said...

I love your sweeping style with the paint.......and your gorgeous use of colours. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! ~ Excellent ~ love your art style ~namaste,carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

pauline said...

I'm new to PPF... your cello woman painting is absolutely amazing. Love everything about it - the curves, the colours you chose, and especially the hair blending in with the branches. Perfect. Happy PPF! xoxo

RobanStudio said...

This new painting is coming along great! Loving the vibrancy and the energy....and that moon! Very cool! Happy PPF! :-)

peggy gatto said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and for
INSPIRING!

Christine said...

great sense of movement in this piece!

EVA said...

I love this painting even more each time I see it! Wow!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous cool palette...makes her stand out with that complementary orange dress.
Love this so far! Great shapes, rhythm, and movement!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

La Abela said...

I like how it confuses the hair with the tree back. Saludos

Victoria said...

Wow..so fabulous..this is that piece i soooo love..total wow-factor! So wonderful to see it again ...and with even more magic to enjoy!
BEAUTIFUL!!Blissful...
hugs
Victoria

Anne said...

What a beautiful piece! Love the look on her face and that wonderful hair! And I love the faces on the moons (moonS! so great!).

Happy PPF!

Daniele Valois said...

beautiful!

Annabelle said...

Luv the way this image conveys, serenity, space and dreaminess with the celestial backdrop and solitary girl lost in her music of a different world, light years away.
How about "Helene ...symphony of Distant Moons"...just a thought.

Carola Bartz said...

The slide show on the sidebar is a great idea because it really honors every single face in your fantastic painting.
I like the cello player with the moons - she looks like she is completely immersed in her music.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! gorgeous and the details are perfect!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Stephanie!!!!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors and design of this piece. I am inspired reading about your journey in teaching once again. I am soon to do the same, so I am very excited to read of your wonderful experience.

Pam Tucker said...

This is one of my very favorites of yours. I loved it when I first saw it. (Of course I love ALL of your work.) Adding the faces in the moons was genius! :-) PPF hugs to you!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Intriguing! There's a story here! Patsy from
HeARTworks

BlackPumpkin said...

Amazing!

SHERI C said...

It's wonderful!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

Anne said...

Love the flowing hair. Beautiful painting!

Sophia said...

LOVE cellos - love your painting and I think you did a fine job with the faces on your moons. Kudos! :)

shedreamsofthesea said...

wow! I really love this, the flow and curves and colors are stunning.

Belinda Carson said...

Exquisite! I love the dreamy quality to it and the movement! Gorgeous!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Love those faces in the moon... they are so beautifully painted and the composition of this one is great... really really love where you are going with this one... happy painting sistah!!!

Anne said...

Love it! It's beautiful and mysterious and it has great movement! <3

wednesday said...

Fantastic painting. I am always at how these small touches you do at the end really add so much to the finished piece.

priti.lisa said...

This was another beloved painting of mine. I love everything about it, the hands are extraordinary. And the faces on the moons and her hair oooh, I just love it!
PS: The slide show is so cool, glad you took the time♥♥♥

artangel said...

This one is extra-special Steph! The way her hair flows organically into the trees is beautiful, and the faces on the moons give it a lovely whimsical touch. It's like an illustration from a fairy tale - quite magical :) x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Beautiful! There is so much movement and emotion in this lovely picture.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

oh wow! I love her flowing hair melting it seems into the branches. I love that Soul Singer for the name! or at least something with soul in it, since it looks sooo soulful.

I noticed the slideshow and I love it! Great idea Lisa!

this is a beautiful painting Stephanie, is it going on FAA? gorgeous.

Beadwright said...

This is really fabulous!!!
Nicole/Beadwright