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Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue- "So Romantic"

Here is the piece I did for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue- the theme was "So Romantic" and it's the painting I've been showing in progress the last few days.
Here she is, completed:
I just listed her in my Etsy shop- for more images and info, click HERE.

I also finished this painting I'd put aside for a while.  It's been staring at me accusingly so I finally finished it!
"Embracing the Possibilities"
And for more info on this one, you may click HERE
That's it for me!  Be sure to stop by Inspiration Avenue to see what everyone else came up with this week.
Cheers,
Stephanie

21 comments:

Fallingladies said...

I totally love the peacock lady! so feminine! and You got your July sketchbook early or June's late, not sure which without too much figuring.... it's so great when they come in the mail isn't it?
-Andrea

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

"Through the eyes of a peacock" is surreal! I LOVE IT! Impressive! And your lady "Embracing the Possibilities" is quite charming, too. I like that you showed the finished piece.

craftattack said...

Well done on finishing! Valerie

artbrat said...

They are both beautiful. I love the feathery look in the peacock one!

amy said...

Hello fellow verb-izer.

i have to follow this blog because verbizing is a must and i love your paintings.

rock on, and keep hiding from the grammar police.
xx,
amy

NatashaMay said...

These are both fabulous! Love the peackok feathers. :)

Gerri Herbst said...

magnificent painting. The lady and the peacock feathers become one. just gorgeous! gerri

Auroran Lauriel said...

They're both so beautiful. I love your use of color and balance in Through the Eyes of a Peacock . . . a truly stunning peace . . . I am enjoying the dream-like quality of the work--we're looking at her, as well as her visual relationship with the peacock feathers which is projected in the viewer's direction . . . it draws me and I feel apart of the experience.

Then, there is Embracing the Possibilities -- so different from the one above! Looking over her shoulder (and through the curve of her arm), I feel beckoned to follow her to this wonderful expansive place. Instead of an enclosed secret garden, we see a vast field truly filled with a many beautiful possibilities. Your attention to detail is beautiful.

:) Sigh, your paintings are beautiful experiences and wonderful for meditations.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Stephanie...she is beautiful and brilliant and like a flowing-dream..like a "vision"...very beautiful..her energy and essence is in such motion for me...and the color-flow and whisps of light just gorgeous!
Shine on
Victoria~

artangel said...

Ooh she's fabulous - I love the way her hair blends into the peacock feather. I actually think most of your work could be entered for this week's theme, but that one is especially romantic!

WrightStuff said...

Ah, so gorgeous, so romantic, so soft, so dreamy, so lovely!!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Both of these are so beautifully intriguing! I love the feather across the face and the woman's back turned with arm covering face...very nice!!

Nicola said...

Wow you have been busy, I love them both especially your Peacock lady its just stunning, I really love how it all flows together the movement is just perfect and those colours beautiful!! Well done!!!

priti.lisa said...

Everything you paint whispers 'romantic' Stephanie. I so wanted to join this week, but it didn't feel right when I knew I couldn't comment. You know I love this painting of yours, it's another beautiful thing!
♥♥♥♥♥

Kathy said...

Love them both.. the flow on the peacock lady is gorgeous..and so romantic looking.. and love how the Embracing the Possibilities turned out.. everything just waiting there to explore....

Jenny Blair said...

stunning STUNNING work. Through the eyes of the peacock is breathtaking..LOVE her!..the ethereal beauty, the colours..gorgeous!

Laura Haviland said...

Stephanie this "ART" piece just takes my breathe away. You capture such feeling and the colours !! It gives me such a peaceful feeling, so much flow. I love love love this artful work... Wow outstanding. Big Hugs Laura. xoxx Can you guess it is great, LOL... missed you too.

Dianne said...

They are lovely!

Netty said...

Oh wow, how did I miss seeing these beautiful paintings. Adore the first one, through the eyes of the peacock...you have such wonderful imagination. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hey Steph, where are you? I miss you and hope all is OK.

Laura Haviland said...

Hi Stephanie,
Oh how I enjoy your fabulous artful talent, I can't wait to see what you create next.
You capture such beauty in your creations.
Thinking of you. Hugs Laura.xoxx
P.S. I hope your enjoying a lovely summer.