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Friday, May 27, 2011

Paint Party Friday- May 27

Whew, I really feel like I'm late for the party, but I'm here at last!  For this week, I'm sharing part of my spread for Kim Maillot's sketchbook for the month of May for our traveling sketchbooks. 
Some of you might notice that the colors are primarily purple and green- there's a reason for that!  The weekly challenge at Inspiration Avenue is based on that color combo....I should know, since it was my turn to set the challenge, lol!  I'll be posting the spread in it's entirety in the next day.....for now, this painting had a mind of it's own from the start.  I knew that it was going to be these colors, but that's the only thing that has stayed since I started it.  First of all, I started with a lavender sky- and lots of clouds.....the woman was in a kind of frolicky ballet pose- she was meant to be one of my Joie de Vivre figures....but, the muse said uh, uh!  It needs to be night with the suggestion of trees and the lady NEEDS a lantern....so there there you go!  I might do a little more, or I might call it done- it's at the point where I'm pretty happy with it and I always worry about overworking at this point!
Be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday to see what everyone else has been up to this week!
Cheers,
Stephanie

37 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely picture, looking forward to seeing the rest! It's funny how pictures sometimes take over and go their own way! Valerie

La Abela said...

A muse .... with full-blown night is special Saludos

peggy gatto said...

So fluid and soft, lovely art!

SHERI C said...

Interesting how such a limited color palette envokes such feeling. I like where you are going with this... HAPPY PPF!

Theresa said...

Lovely and mysterious!

Theresa said...

This painting is so lovely. I think the purple adds that bit of mystery and the fields are so beautiful.
Happy PPF! Theresa

Gloria said...

I think this is wonderful. Very mysterious. Reminds me of La Llorona, a lady who walked the river carrying a lantern looking for her children. Love it! Happy PPF!

Pam Tucker said...

Yay,another sketchbook post! I love the mood of this scene. The moon, the trees... I just want to follow her and see where she's going. The colors are two of my favorite combinations. Wonderful work!

Christine said...

love these colours, nice work.

Netty said...

This is such a beautiful page Stephanie. Your muse is definitely a brilliant one as the outcome is so magical, definitely a story in the making. Happy PPF, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

i love this colour combo and your painting oozes mystery and makes me want to know more - who is she? where is she? why is she out there at night!

EVA said...

Wow!! I totally love it! Lucky, lucky Kim!!

Gorgeous!

At least 5 of us are showing SotTS pages today - they're great! Makes me even more excited about this.

Tammie said...

I love this piece, it is dreamy wonderful!

Her Speak said...

The colors are electric! I love the dreamy energy. Beautiful work! Happy PPF. :)

Heather said...

she's very pretty and i really like the addition and thought of her with a lantern...totally dreamy!

priti.lisa said...

Stephanie! WOW! I am stumped with this week's challenge and this artwork doesn't help...however could I live up to that? just truly beautiful and the lantern is the perfect, perfect touch! ♥♥♥

Julie said...

This is a beautiful painting...so DREAMY! Happy PPF :)

Carola Bartz said...

Do I see another face on the right side? This painting is like a dream, the colors are very beautiful (I immediately had to think of the IA challenge, because I'm struggling with that) anhd I really like this night scene. I'll come back to see the entire painting.

brendathour said...

I love it, makes me think of an angel! Happy PPF!

Sunshineshelle said...

These colours are perfect together, & it seems so dreamy & spiritual, just lovely, by the way, checked out Mojo too, OH SO CUTE!!!

Nicola said...

ohhh this is lovely, can't wait to see it in person!!! Really love how you have stuck to the two colours. :0) Gorgeous!!! Thank you for your kind words on my blog too I think I'm finally getting my creative mojo back :0)

NatashaMay said...

Amazing! I love hearing how painting evolve. :) Beautiful color choice as well.

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a beautiful spread! I love seeing all of these pages in the traveling sketchbooks - such a fun project!

xo
Kristin

wednesday said...

Funny how a painting can insist on itself isn't it. Love this palette, it's very mysterious.

WrightStuff said...

We've just been coo-ing over your new kittie - so cute!! Hope we get ours soon. Love your spread. Lush colour.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my Flora-inspired painting. You are fab!!!!
Hugs
xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I too saw the kitty kat...omg...toooo adorable indeed...and you created quite a dream world for PPF this week. Thanks for visiting my blog for PPF too. Make it a great weekend.

Anne said...

Gorgeous spread. Such an evocative painting. And your little Mojo is such a sweetie! Love that bottom picture! :)

Enjoy your weekend and that sweet little kitty!

Terrie said...

Purple and green is one of my favorite combos and this is a lovely use of the colors. Feels very .... Jane Austen. The flowing nightgown and lantern are so evocative. And I think I see another profile on the right - subtle but a nice touch.

peggy gatto said...

thanks for letting me know about my link, I appreciate it!!

Dawn said...

Love how this painting is doing it's own thing and your just going with it. Well it's working....

love Dawn xx

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Fabulous Stephanie...i LOVE this..i could totally envision myself in this scene! Very ethereal and spellbinding and dreamy..magnificent work!! It stirs my imagination open wide!! Shine on...beautiful work!Like the beginning scene of some mysterious tale...
Victoria

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous. Love that color combination...very magical and mysterious. Happy Late PPF.

Heather said...

Ahhh I love this painting! I love the colors the compisition!! Beautiful!!!

Heather said...

OHhhh I wanted to say that I would love to join your blog but I can't because I have maxed out on my Networked blog. You can't go over 200. So Sorry!!!

Annabelle said...

Almost there , alone in a field enclosed by towering spheres of heavily scented blue flowers...eerie yet entrancing and curious.
A light to find one's way while exploring is a must in this very magical setting….purrrfect touch with the lantern!

This painting stirred distant thoughts of England of once finding myself sleeping one night by a castle near the sea in Wales with my two friends…we were scared out of the blue and yet entranced by the surrounding beauty!

Beautifuul work!


Oooh that little scamp Mojo....those two pics would make great paintings.

Still watching Buffy!


Annabelle

Cameron said...

Listening to your Muse is a talent in itself...haha!

This is sooo mystical and magical! I'm loving it so far :D

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I think the painting could go either way, finished or more. How's that for indecision! haha Just lovely color combinations. You really have a knack for that. She is beautiful and so mysterious, I love it!