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Friday, April 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday- April 22

Yay, it's Friday again, and you know what that means; PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!   This week I was working on several things.  Sketching out two canvases and getting my journal ready to begin it's Sistahood travels next week.  
You might have read earlier this week that my Etsy team, Inspiration Avenue
is having a charity auction to benefit Angel Faces  
a wonderful group that puts together healing retreats and provides ongoing support designed to inspire adolescent girls with severe facial disfigurements to achieve their optimum potential.

Since the auction begins next week, I really needed to focus on my painting I'm donating. And since the theme this week at IA is "angels", I thought this would be perfect!  I took this picture from my garden last year (actually for a different IA challenge- "How does your garden grow") and always wanted to paint it.  So now I am and I'm really enjoying it!
Today I'll try to finish, it's very small 5" x 7" so I think I can get it done in time to submit for the challenge AND the auction!
Oh and one last note about the auction; we'd be THRILLED if you'd add the auction badge to your sidebar- it's such a worthy cause and we really want to get the word out.  We raised more than $500 last year and we're hoping to double it this year!
http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/2011/04/2011-charity-art-auction.html
That's all for me this week- I'm to check out who's at the party!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie

38 comments:

Joann said...

The painting is going to be beautiful. Good luck with the auction.

Heather said...

Oh this is going to be gorgeous when you finish it. I love the colors already. nice job on the leaves! beautiful!!!!
good luck. xo

Theresa said...

Beautiful and what a wonderful charity. I'll be sure and add it to my blog.

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a beautiful start cant wait to see the finished project. great PPF piece. gerri

Healing Woman said...

I love the theme and the direction in which this painting is going. It will be grand!

art2cee2 said...

I love this WIP, I can't wait to see it finished! :-)

SHERI C said...

Wonderful start...we will all be waiting to see the next step! Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

this painting is look amazing!!!! can't wait to see it all finished!!!

Happy Good Friday and Happy PPF!!!!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Looking good Stephanie!

Nelly said...

Wow, the detail in the flower petals is amazing! Can't wait to see it finished.

Christine said...

this already looks sooo good.

Regina said...

Stephanie...your painting is lovely already. I can hardly wait to see it complete. You know I love all of your work ^_^

What a wonderful charity and I would be honored to put the banner on my blog for you.

Hugs (have missed ya so)

Melisa said...

I can already tell this is going to be beautiful! I hope it raises some serious bucks for the auction!

Gloria said...

Oh it looks beautiful already! Great work. I too have an Angel in my backyard and what a great idea.There is a lot of detail in the leaves. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter and PPF!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love the colors you've chosen for this greek angel ;) Perfect! I wish I could be a fly on your wall just to watch you paint.

I'll add the badge to my blog :)

Happy PPF!

Tammie said...

Stephanie,
This is gorgeous! I hope you show us this in it's completed stage.

Roban Studio said...

It's going to be beautiful when you are finished. I hope you will share it with us next week. What a wonderful cause! Have a Happy Easter.

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I can't wait to see your finished painting! This peeking face looks promising :) What an interesting composition, almost mysterious...I like!

Pam Tucker said...

I just love your work! This has a beautiful start and I know it will end up gorgeous. Angels are always a wonderful inspiration... and for a very special cause.

Netty said...

So loving your work Stephanie, your angel is already looking fabulous, such a wonderful drawing. Look forward to seeing it completed as know it will be awesome and a wonderful addition to that great charity auction. Happy Easter, Annette x

Sacred Yoli said...

Stunning, your painting is already beautiful. I am sure it is going to be a very treasured piece!

Kristin Dudish said...

A beautiful start - it is going to be amazing! (I can't wait to see it finished!)

It is such a fantastic cause :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Kristin

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So generous of you to contribute with such an awesome painting.

Kat Sloma said...

I really love the leaves in this one. I hope you will post the finished piece! Good luck at the auction!

lenoracle said...

It looks great already, can't wait to see the finished product!

Happy PPF!

Doreen said...

This s looking stunning,Can't wait to see the end result.Tom

Carola Bartz said...

I can already see that it will be a stunningly beautiful painting. Way to go, Stephanie! Love it. Will you show us the finished piece?

Anne said...

This is already looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it develops!

Toni said...

It's already gorgeous. I can't wait to see it finished!

Marlene said...

This is so beautiful already, the sketching is very well done and the leaves are lovely. I am looking forward to seeing this finished.

Kathy said...

It looks fab.. can hardly wait to see it finished.. I loved your post on the art class too.. looks like soooo much fun...
Happy Easter...
Kath
xx

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..wonderful Stephanie..I can sense the magic in it already..I look forward to seeing this finished..so fabulous!! Yay..and such wonderful news!
Victoria~

Annabelle said...

"The Barefoot Contessa"...that's what this WIP reminds me of.
Mysterious, sensual and so very haunting.
Beautiful ,both girl and flower, like fragrant gardenias and yet sad in some way. I look foreword to it's completion.

Happy Easter : )

angelself said...

Really pretty =) Kathryn

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful and worthy cause.
Those leaves are looking beautiful!

Heather said...

This is beautiful!!! I can not wait until it is finished.

Pointy Pix said...

This looks great already-the leaves are fab and i can't wait to see it finished. Such a great charity as well which i had never heard of. Good luck with the auction.

EVA said...

Hard to believe this piece is 5x7 - you have so much beautiful detail!

Looking forward to seeing more!