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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Paint Party Friday- July 22, 2011

For this week's PPF, I have two WIP's to show.  The first is a portrait of a Chocolate lab named Miles....he's almost done, just a little tweaking to do.  I like to include a combination of shading and line work in my pencil drawings.
So I'll do a little shading on his ears and just a touch on his hind foot and then call him done!  I love working in pencil- it's funny but lately I spend so much time painting, that I forget how much I enjoy working in other mediums.....

For my other WIP, I started a new painting for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue- the theme is "Wings" so I chose to do a butterfly surrounded by zinnias.  I'm planning to work to the edges of the tape, then re tape along the painted edges and finish the composition in a paler palette creating a "frame" of sorts...I've never done this before, but I'm really excited about seeing how it turns out.
Here's what I have so far:
Be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday to see what everyone else has been up to- it's always an amazing collection of work!
Cheers,
Stephanie

35 comments:

Healing Woman said...

You are really good with drawing and painting animals! I've never been able to accomplish what you have-maybe since I don't have pets. The butterfly also will be a real masterpiece. Love the composition.

Netty said...

Fabulous drawing of that great dog, he looks so happy and your other WIP is looking fab already. Look forward to seeing how the experiment works out. Happy PPF, Annette x

craftattack said...

Love your pencil drawing of the dog, and your painting looks very interesting! Valerie

WrightStuff said...

That dog is amazing - he almost came off the page to sniff my hand when I held it out!

Can't wait to see the finished painting too. My 'wings' were decidedly tenuous this week!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great work ~ you sure have talented ~ Thanks!

Following from Paint Party Friday Do hope you come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanks and namaste, Carol

Fallingladies said...

oooh, I love them both, the drawing is so perfect. You did a great job shading!

Theresa said...

Miles is awesomeness with personality Stephanie! Sounds like your other piece is going to be just as fantastic - intrigued by the tape framing idea...happy creating!

Pointy Pix said...

Miles is fantastic - i love it when it looks like dogs are smiling!

I really like your painting as well and am intrigued to see how the paler palette frame turns out - is it canvas board or paper (just wondering whether the tape will rip up the page when you remove it or if it's special tape?)

Marlene said...

Miles is wonderful, reminds me of my Daisy. Labs are such sweet dogs. Your painting is going to be awesome when finished if your progress this far is any indication. Hugs...

NatashaMay said...

What a cute puppy! And I think I spot a butterfly. GOrgeous!

La Abela said...

The black and white dog is cool ... hope to see as is the butterfly. Regards

Joni Nickrent said...

GORGEOUS...you capture such realistic details! New follow from PPF POP ART MINIS

SHERI C said...

MILO and WINGS are both GREAT! Looking forward to seeing them both come to life. HAPPY PPF!

Catherine Denton said...

I love your drawing of Myles. He looks eager to play. And I enjoy seeing anything with wings! :)
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Helen said...

Awwww the doggie drawing is really lovely - you really know how to capture the shading. And I love the butterfly picture. Look forward to seeing it finished, Happy PPF x

Gloria said...

Great work on both. You've captured the essence of Milo. He is smiling quite handsomely. Excellent. Have a great weekend.

Regina said...

Stephanie...Miles looks awesome. He has the sweetest face. (looks as though he is so happy and resting after chasing a ball SEVERAL times..hehe)

I ADORE the butterfly painting. You are such a talented artist.

HUGS!!

Elisa said...

stephanie, I love your wip of the dog very much..! The shading is very good and smooth.. and he is so handsome! He is as good as a finished work of art:) Also the painting of the wings is beginning to unfold beautifully... Keep it up!

laurie said...

I love what you've done and love whats almost done!!!Beautiful and such a handsome fellow!

gemma said...

Hi!
Love your pencil drawings and your
paintings too of course Stephanie! It's fun to come here to PPF and find friends.
:-)gma

EVA said...

Both are looking great Stephanie! I haven't seen much of your drawing before. Your shading and your dog are fabulous!

Kristin Dudish said...

Miles is wonderful - I love the combination of line work and shading :)

Your plans for your painting sound fantastic! I can't wait to see how it turns out... Such a great idea!

xo
Kristin

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

oh my gosh Stephanie, that lab has got such personality!! it's fabulous! I can't wait to see your finished butterfly painting, that ought to be so pretty with the frame idea :)

xx jaime

The Woodwife said...

I love your lab - I love labs - I have two!!

art2cee2 said...

Fantastic! I love your dog sketch and the butterfly is coming out wonderfully. I know it will be breathtaking when it is done!

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful painting and interesting technique on the butterfly. Your colors are so vibrant and amazing. Cant wait to see the final piece. take care, gerri

Giggles said...

Wow the expression you caught on Miles face is awesome!! Love it and can't wait to see the how wings turns out!! Wonderful work!

Hugs Giggles

shedreamsofthesea said...

Really beautiful work, Miles is amazing.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

These are both beautiful. I love the first one! Reminds me of my black lab named Princess from years ago. :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought I left a comment yesterday, but my brain must have jumped its one track mind. I'm excited to see the frame within the painting that you describe. That butterfly is going to be gorgeous when you finish. And I can't say enough wonderful praises for your dog, either. That is ONE lovely drawing.

Jenn said...

Your dog portrait is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to see your finished "wing" painting!! (Thanks for the nudge on joining on IA this week - for some reason I didn't even realize I had a painting that matched up with this week's theme - love that synchronicity!) :)

Jo Murray said...

Two excellent works in the making. You are a gifted artist Stephanie.

toadinaboat.com said...

Miles looks great and I'm anxious to see how the watercolor framing thing turns out. Sounds interesting!

wednesday said...

Miles is great, and that butterfly painting is going to be marvelous.

Pam Tucker said...

GORGEOUS work on both! Miles is awesome. You are amazing! And of course I'm in love with your butterfly WIP. Can't wait to see the finished painting.