Saturday, January 1, 2011

Weekly Challenge- "What Direction is Your Art Going in......"

I thought this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue was perfect- at least for me.  It hit home in terms of my own recent self reflection on my art- i.e. where it is now and where do I go from here......and I think my newest painting fits the theme perfectly.  No I still haven't finished it (I've been painting walls instead of canvases this week- our daughter wanted a room makeover for Christmas, so I'm living in the land of PINK and zebra stripes.....REALLLY ready for some canvas work, let me tell you ;))
Anyway, my own goals are to keep on the track I've been on of late- stay loose and keep focused- do more paintings of women and find a way to combine the  flowers and women into a new series.....
For now, here is my Feminine Mystique 2 I haven't even titled her yet, tho that doesn't mean I'm not pleased with her.....
Here she is, and writing this post reminds me that next week's challenge is up to me........eeeeee, I guess I'd better start thinking!  For the time being, be sure to pop over to Inspiration Avenue for a peek at what everyone else did for the challenge.  As always, it's sure to be wonderfully diverse!
Cheers, and Happy New Year!


Tara Dillard said...

Wow. What a mission statement. More WOMEN & FLOWERS. Love how your soul speaks.

It's impossible to be scheduled, again, for everyone of your soires in the new year. Looking forward to seeing you at your studio this year! And at your mom's home/garden.

Happy New Year...

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

WrightStuff said...

Ooh Steph, she is such a beauty - and those eyes are telling a story I am sure. Spellbinding!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love everything about this post, from the gorgeous painting to the colors you chose to the direction you plan to take your art. Happy New Year and best wishes for our continued friendship.

Magpie said...

Ooh, she's beyond beautiful. I love the shades of blue and the bit of red that is her hair! Great horizontal lines throughout the painting, and her face (which is the focal point) adding a vertical I sound like I know what I'm talking about hehe? Don't know if I do, but that's what I see! She might be my favorite of your ladies so far!

Happy New Year to you and all your family!


Amanda said...

This lady is beautiful. I love the shadow from her hand on her face that is awesome. I am very much in awe of your art work and love to see what you will have in 2011. Happy New.

artangel said...

I love this painting, and I'm excited by the direction your art is moving in - I think it's going to be a good year! x

Tammy said...

Steph she is absolutely gorgeous and mysterious. I love your paintings! You are uber talented, girl!!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Stephanie...I absolutely love herand think she is fabulous...keep shining! I am excited see whatever creations you share this year and will love them all no doubt!
It has been wonderful getting to know you and your magical world..thanks for all that you share!
Shine on

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just stopped by to thank you for the IA challenge and saw your new blog banner/header. Really like it.

Laura Haviland said...

Oh my dear friend Stephanie,what a powerful meaningful posting. I needed that shared, thank you. I feel my focus is not on track, lately.
I have missed you greatly, you always brighten my day.
Now this new amazing art work, Wow oh yes..
Feminine Mystique !!! Her eyes scream so much expression and windows to the soul.
I just adore her, fabulous "Wowsa" ...
What a totally awesome challenge, you nailed it.
Biggest friendship Hugs, Laura. xoxx
Happy New Year Full Of Imagination. : )

EVA said...

Wonderful woman! Mystique is so appropriate!

And love those dark shades of blues with the fabulous red hair!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous..i love revisiting this piece!

Just wanted you to know i enjoyed the color challenge this magical and fun..and alot of wonderful talent..thanks!!
Happy Creating!