YAY! It's Paint Party Friday again and I've started a new painting that I can share with you! I actually enjoy sharing WIP's because they look so different on the monitor. And here, I must say, that I was pretty happy with this yesterday but now that it's up on said monitor, not so much....it's also for Inspiration Avenue's challenge- "Over the Rainbow"
I've wanted to do a painting of a woman putting on a necklace ever since I got this book:
"Kissing Games of the World" by Sandi Kahn Shelton- the cover has this image on it:
What pulled this together is the fact that I've been rather down recently and kind of hiding in my own skin.....so I needed to paint it and hopefully lose this "Don't LOOK at me feeling"...that I sometimes get- anyone else ever feel that way?
Anyway, it's been very therapeutic for me and now that it's up on the blog, I know more where it needs to go:
- Obviously, she needs hands, hair and a necklace ;)
- the path blends too much into the flowers- needs more definition
- her skin tone still isn't where I want it
- the arch isn't quite right
- sky needs to be touched up- especially the bits coming from behind the arch
- to add an emerald palace or not?
That's what I've got for Paint Party Friday this week- be sure to check it out; last week we had more than 60 artists participate!
I'm off to the party, see you there!
FOLLOWUP: Here it is after I worked on it today...added the poppies and changed the hair- may or may not have the necklace- and I think NO on the castle. Thanks for all the great suggestions!