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Friday, January 27, 2012

Paint Party Friday- Week 46

It's week 46 of Paint Party Friday and although I had a really busy week, I did manage to get a new painting started....mind, it's in a VERY rough stage and again, I'm once again, a little embarrassed to share.  I usually sketch and sketch tons before I paint anything, but every once in a while I do a free-for-all style painting where I start with a rough idea of what I want to paint and then use the paintbrush as a sketching tool...it's fun and frustrating at the same time, but it's also good for the perfectionist in me to let go every once in a while...so here's what I have so far:
 for whatever reason, the colors aren't showing very well, maybe because it's a really overcast day?  Anyway, it's enough to give you an idea.....and like I said, it's in very early, rough stages! Here it appears that I've just used complimentary colors but there is a lot more range of color than is showing.  For today, I want to work on the tree, unify the background areas and do a little more color emphasis on her face- also, her arms and hands are driving me bonkers......all this will have to wait until later as I have to leave now to take my daughter to the doctor......but my "cello chica" will be waiting for me when I return and I am starting to like her more, the better I get to know her!  For now, Happy Paint Party Friday!  I'll be by to see what every one else has been up to this week- you should too, it's always incredibly inspiring!
x
Stephanie

 

 

30 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

This is a rough stage (I think she is fabulously interesting with that tree and her hair!)? Wow- can't wait to see what she looks like finished!!!

Crystal said...

I am liking her already! :-)

Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous and thrilling...stunning work !! Wow!!
Beautiful!
Victoria

Netty said...

Loving her already, such beautiful movement within the colours. Happy PPF, x

Carol said...

WOW!! nothing to be embarrassed about here! She's fantastic !!

Ayala Art said...

I like how she has her eyes closed, feeling the music

craftattack said...

I love it, my finished work does look half as good! Hugs, Valerie

Tracey Potter said...

She is AMAZING! Her face is stunning. I can't wait to see where this painting goes. Love your colour palette! Happy PPF.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Again with the embarrassed... you show off... but seriously I do know what you mean and I am jealous that you seem to be letting go so beautifully.... spend some time drawing , and redrawing, and redrawing again yesterday so need to take a leaf from your book and loosen up a bit... hope your daughter is ok and glad you think Dirty Jobs guy is sexy too... glad it wasn't just me...xx

Magpie said...

I am loving this lady already! I would never know you hadn't sketched and planned ~ she's gorgeous! I can "see" the music emanating from her cello :)

wednesday said...

She's beautiful! Just look at the passion and power in her face and arms.

Carol L McKenna said...

yep ~ I agree she is beautiful ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

EVA said...

Loving her so far! And the colours are gorgeous.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great beginning!
I love the composition and rhythm of the painting already! :)

♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

This is wonderful, the contrast of colors, the tree...I love the way her hair flows, too. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Love it Stephanie. Lots of movement and the colors are just awesome. Happy PPF!

Phoenix Peacock said...

the movement of this is stunning. I swear I can HEAR her!

SHERI C said...

The movement is even more powerful in your work because she is playing an instrument. It makes the eye HEAR!
Wishing you a Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

NatashaMay said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! Love the energy and the movement of the piece. :)

La Abela said...

Great, the sensation of movement is hot. Saludos

WrightStuff said...

This could almost be finished you know... I am sure that your inner critic knows exactly what you had in mind and the final version will be FAB-U-LOUS, but this looks great as is! Great talent!

miz katie said...

Oooh, LOVE!!

Tricia said...

I think she is very beautiful - you are very talented.
Blessings,
Tricia

Belinda Carson said...

Ooh! I think this is lovely! I can almost hear the music flowing with the wind! Love it!!

Melisa said...

I love it already! She's going to be a masterpiece.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oh she is really lovely and already lost in her music...magical!! Happy PPF.

Helen Campbell said...

She's wonderful. I love seeing early stages of a painting and then the finished piece. Can't wait to see her completed. Happy PPF!

Carola Bartz said...

I wonder what she is playing - perhaps one of those emotional cello pieces by Max Bruch - she looks like it. Vivid and into the music - fantastic!

priti.lisa said...

The cello is my most favorite instrument...so mournful and melancholy and seductive. As usual you and your talented self have blown me away. I couldn't do arms and hands that wonderfully...
The tree mirrors the girl...it's already beautiful.
♥♥♥

Beadwright said...

I love the colors of this piece. It is a good subject and you executed very well.
Nicole/Beadwright