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Friday, January 20, 2012

Paint Party Friday- Week 45

WOW, is it possible that Paint Party Friday has been going strong for 45 weeks?  Incredible, and I'm happy to say that I've posted for a LOT of them.  Not all like I would prefer, but I'm happy with how many I've manged! 
So here's what I've been working on this week:
This is one of those times when I'm a little embarrassed to share my WIP's.  The first thing I'm doing today after I get off from here is change the background.....turn the stamens to black and intensify the oranges and then I think I'll be happy with..  Believe it or not, this supposed to be a poppy- see why I'm kind of reluctant to share :D
Go see what everyone else has been working on this week- there's always a great combination of talent at Paint Party Friday!
Have a great day!
Stephanie

40 comments:

WrightStuff said...

What? How can you embarrassed? I always love your flower paintings - you are so talented. Even half finished, this one is incredible!

Ginny said...

Your work is incredibly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Crystal said...

I can't imagine why you would embarrassed about this! It is awesome already! :-)

Netty said...

embarrassed........ha you should see mine then you would be embarrassed......lol
Beautiful artwork, loving all the terrific details. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You could have called it a dandelion and I would not have known the difference. All your flowers are so incredibly gorgeous and so well painted. Please remember we are our own worst critics.

craftattack said...

Really beautiful work! Have a good weekend! Hugs, Valerie

Giggles said...

I agree with Wrightstuff! It's beautiful! Looks like the light has hit it!!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

This totally caught my eye...the petals and highlights and shading came out perfect! I know what you mean though, sharing WIPs can be challenging because they aren't finished and only we know what they should look like...so far this looks lovely!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

yes, I know exactly what you're feeling about being embarrassed sharing wip's. but I can tell you that right now is not that time!!! It's beautiful and I'm sure those changes you're wanting to make will make it perfect. Beautiful work Steph!

xx Jaime

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic!

wednesday said...

This is gorgeous. I'd be happy with this if I'd painted it. We're always our harshest critics.

Cameron said...

We are our own worst critics! It is beautiful...but I understand that feeling of a piece not quite being "right"...

Make your changes, stand back and smile :D
You are incredibly gifted!!

peggy gatto said...

there you go again, painting gorgeous flowers!!!!!!!!

hastingshall2 said...

I love it just as it is, including the wonderful background. If you want to change it, try duplicating it and preserving this gorgeous original.

NatashaMay said...

Love it! Gorgeous shading.

Christine said...

beautiful flowers!

Tracey Potter said...

The first thing I thought when I landed on your blog was AMAZING! Such a captivating painting Stephanie. It's hard sharing WIP's when you can see so much you want to change, but I'm so glad you did, as this has brighten my day. Thanks xx Happy PPF!

Debbie said...

You have nothing to be embarrassed about. This is wonderful! I love the composition and use of white. So striking!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is brilliant!!!! a masterpiece!!! you should be very very proud Stephanie!!!!!

Pointy Pix said...

I think this is gorgeous and you absolutely should be proud not embarassed! The texture you've got on the petals already is wonderful and i actually really like the background!

Gloria said...

Heck, this is great! There is nothing wrong with this piece at all. Love the petals and highlights. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Helen Campbell said...

This is wonderful just as it is! Happy PPF!

Nicola said...

I think we are our own worst critics! I think this is a gorgeous piece! Love the tones you have created very very beautiful piece! :0)

Magpie said...

I love to see that you are painting flowers again! And I think this will make a fine poppy. It's already gorgeous!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

you are really harsh sistah.... this is going to be amazing... embarrassed by just how great you are maybe, but not by this .... I love poppies and I can't wait to see this finished... you have to tell us the dimensions too... is this small??? I want more details... happy painting xx

Apni Avani said...

This is beautiful as is!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its Beautiful just the way it is!
So great you have been able to play along in so many of the challenges. I'm sad to say I haven't been able to. Way to many commitments this past year! But that's changing LOL
Hugs Lynn

Geckostone said...

Wow, its stunning, just pops right out atcha!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

Victoria said...

Always gorgeous Stephanie!! Stunning work! There is something so powerfully meditative about flowers!! Beautiful work!Your sense of light in our pieces always moves me..stunning!
Shine on..you are mega-talented!
Victoria

Anne said...

I think this is amazing! I agree that you should not be embarrassed AT ALL!!! Gorgeous color and light in this painting. Can't wait to see it after you "fix" it, though. I'm sure it will be even more stunning.

Happy PPF!

Jenny Blair said...

I was oohing and aahing over your amazing talent at painting flowers, then read your words! So incredible how we judge our own work and yet so easily see the beauty in others :)
But yes I do know that feeling of not quite creating what you wanted, and having to keep going till you do!
So happy painting and by jimminy is this poppy going to rock!! :)

Belinda Carson said...

OMG! Your work is beautiful!! I think we are always our own worst critics. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Stephanie, your work is stunning!
I agree that we are usually our own worst critics. :)
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Mandy said...

oh my goodness...are you serious...this is absolutely amazing as it is...but i am sure the changes you have planned will make it what you want it to be...xxx

Ayala Art said...

ditto to all the comments above!

*jean* said...

it's gorgeous...happy ppf

Daniele Valois said...

how do you do that? Amazing, gorgeous.

Anne said...

Absolutely fabulous work! Gorgeous colour, too.

EVA said...

This is gorgeous so far! So beautiful!

SHERI C said...

WOW! Your works in progress are more beautiful than some completed works I have seen! Gorgeous work so far!
Belated Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio