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Friday, September 16, 2011

Paint Party Friday- Week 27

I got Brandy's beautiful sketchbook this week; just in time to start something for Paint Party Friday!  I was so inspired by my friend Jaime's leaf prints a couple weeks ago, I knew I wanted to do something similar for my background so yesterday, I had a great time painting and printing!  Then I sketched in a mask (not sure why I wanted to do a mask, but the muse insisted, and who am I to ignore her?)  So, this is what I have so far...To finish it; I'm going to add a little more veining and Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold can stay..."
At first I was worried that it would be too "Halloweeny" but I decided to paint it anyway and see where it from there- I knew if I had to, I could save it for my October pages, but I'm really happy with it as a September piece.  What do you think?  Should I keep it for September or save it for October?
Be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday- that's where I'll be all weekend, enjoying a gorgeous variety of artists and their art!
Stephanie

32 comments:

craftattack said...

Sooooooooo beautiful; these are my fave colours and themes. Just love it! Hugs,
Valerie

Carol McKenna said...

Very mystical and elegant! Love it! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

Netty said...

Oh wow such wonderful colours and loving the mask in the centre. Beautiful piece of work Stephanie. Happy PPF, Annette x

Heather said...

UM....GORGEOUS!!! Ok, I love this...the elegance - the colors and the theme...perfect

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful...love the colors...that's a tough call about Sept or Oct. i say it could work for both! Good Stuff for sure! POP ART MINIS

WrightStuff said...

You're going down a similar theme to me this week - I'm laying down autumn colours for my IA piece too. The 'mask' is mysterious and seductive at the same time. Magic is weaving its way into this :)

Jo Murray said...

LOVELY image and great choice of poem. Robert Frost is a fave.

Christine said...

what a beautiful mask, and lovely fall background.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely and luminous painting!
Happy PPF!
~Mary

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm crazy about this piece. I can see why you added the mask. It really gives off a mysterious and magical feel to the painting. I think this is perfect for September, but of course I love all those leaves in the background.

Ayala Art said...

Either month is going to be beautiful, looks like made with sugar. Very nice work

Dianne said...

It's beautiful! It isn't very halloweeny to me. It's more autumn fae, I think... almost whimsical... It's great for September!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wonderfully beautiful Stephanie..a mask fanatic myself..gorgeous work. I love the whispy-ness and gracelfulness it carries..lovely!
victoria

Gloria said...

Use it for both month, it's awesome. I think I love it. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

Geckostone said...

Love the leaves and luscious orangie colors, beautiful!!! Yep either month would be nice! Your muse did you well , the mask is very cool!!! Deb

amy said...

yeah to orangey stuff. i am sooooooo ready for fall. oh man. i gotta work in orange soon. it reminds me of frank o hara, but in the good way.

xx,
amy

Carola Bartz said...

Oh, this is stunning and not too Halloweeny at all!!!

iamrushmore said...

gorgeous depth in those leaf prints. your colors are so rich and yummy. love the way the mask is made of leaves. Works well for September - very autumn/harvest kind of feel.

Tara Dillard said...

Amazed. Your talents are broad, deeply broad.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

NatashaMay said...

Love this color! It has such a lovely autumn feel to it.

wednesday said...

This is just breathtakingly beautiful. It's not Halloweeny at all, unless you start adding black.

No, just perfectly gorgeous, and when you add the Robert Frost poem? Perfection.

Rosie Kaplan said...

Very Septembery. Gorgeous

Yvonne said...

oooooo,Very nice. And in my favorite colors too. It looks so soft.

Megan said...

I was loving the colors and mask, and then you said you're adding 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'... one of my FAVORITE poems ~ so glad I stopped by... gorgeous work!

Elisa said...

what a beautiful painting for your journal! Something so beautiful is good to use asap and if you feel like it's a good use for Sept then go for it! I love the colors and autumn and the mask just adds the quality to it..:) ~Elisa Choi from harmonythoughts

SHERI C said...

I would save it for October. It is lovely. Please share it with us when it is complete. Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Beautiful work in progress.....Looks lovely already and with the poem incorporated....perfect! My daughter's favourite poem she discovered from the book "The Outsiders". One of my fav poets! Very lovely choices...in theme, colour and words!!!

EVA said...

LOL! Stephanie, we sure seem to be thinking alike for some of these pages. Same quote (August's Crown) and using Jaime's leaf print idea was what I was planning for the September spread (whenever that sketchbook arrives).

I love this - it is so gorgeous and the mask ethereal and not hallowe'eny at all. Oddly in some ways it strikes me as very Septembery - start of a new (school) year - putting on a new face (and sometimes that new face for school IS a mask).

Lucky Brandy!

Mary Hysong said...

Oooh that is gorgeous! i think it goes well for both months! Happy PPF!

Hybrid J said...

Such a treat to see WIP work from other PPFer! Thank you for sharing.

toadinaboat.com said...

I think it's a wonderful September piece. No need to save it for October.

ThisTinder said...

Lovely! I don't think it's too Halloweeny...it has a softness about it, like the leaves are floating about.