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Friday, March 2, 2012

Paint Party Friday- Week 51!

It's Friday, and you know what that means; time for Paint Party Friday!   So I've worked and reworked my Klimt Homage- adding faces, and then muting them out, or eradicating them completely.  I've painted this background so many different colors I couldn't possibly list them all and finished it off with a "Q" in each corner to give the feel of a playing card.  As always, I still see things I want to do to improve it, and I will!  But for now; here's my painting as close to finished as you all have ever seen it.....


Should I list the thoughts I have while looking at this on the monitor?
  1. To make it look more like a card, I could add an outline around the edges
  2. As much as I love the "Frida face" I'm not sure she belongs here, should she be allowed to stay?
  3. I'm happy with the purple I added in the upper right hand corner- should there be some teal (and other colors?) to balance the comp?
That's all for now, whatever I decide to do; for today, I'm sketching out a new flower painting.  And yes, I said sketching, I'm a bit over intuitive painting AND faces for a bit!  In the meantime, DO stop by Paint Party Friday and visit the artists there, so much beauty to see!
Toodles,
Stephanie

37 comments:

Catherine... said...

love this painting...the colours are so vibrante... :)

Yvonne said...

Love it but if you think it needs changes, my instructor says to look at your piece in the mirror and you can see it so differently and it helps.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

love your 'rendition' ~ so vibrant, creative and colorful ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

Victoria said...

So beautiful...more magical each time I visit..a gorgeous work Stephanie!! And very very powerful...i love watching it unfold and bloom!Beautiful!!
HUgs
victoria

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Wow, I love the purple that you added and the way it is reflected in the girls hair. I hadn't noticed the Q's before, is this the first time we've seen them?

I'm not sure you need to outline along the edges, it works as is and maybe doesn't need to be so literal. Just my thoughts ;)

I really like the way the purple and the golds are working together and I think the addition of teal would be great. But I don't think you need to add too much.

This is beautiful Stephanie. I would swear I see Caroline's face in there. did you paint her as one of the faces? (the one under the black rectangle.) Is the Frida face the one with the feathers tickling her cheek? I like her.

Stay safe today with the storms.
xx Jaime

pauline said...

Love the colours, composition, and the Klimt reference! I love the white diagonal dresses (that seem like water). Great painting. xoxo

craftattack said...

This painting is beautiful, Klimt would be proud of you! Hugs, Valerie

Carolyn Dube said...

Stunning- it has been a real treat to watch this evolve over the month. Thank you for letting us all come along on this journey!

Debbie said...

It's been so fun to see your work progress on this painting over the past few weeks. It's so beautiful!

MollyGirl said...

i love seeing how this is coming together and evolving and "hearing" your thought process as you work through it. i also like the touch of purple in the top left corner. the whole piece has such a beautiful flow to it. thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

She looks so happy and peaceful. Lovely work!

Netty said...

wow this was certainly a great challenge and you totally rocked it with your unique designs. Love, love it. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Stephanie... so lovely to see this painting evolve... with all your gorgeous faces... you should be very proud...

Hugs
Jenny x

JKW said...

Amazing painting. . . there is so much that you are able to put into it and it's not chaotic. Love it. Blessings, Janet PPF

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

yay to drawing up a new botanical... not that I don't love this, but can't wait to see what you are up to and I miss seeing them from you... xx

EVA said...

Outstanding! It just gets more and more fascinating and beautiful this painting.

I like Frida. I'm not sure making it look more like a card would enhance it and it might detract. I really like the purple and suggest adding a bit of the same colour as a highlight to the diagonal side to balance it rather than a new colour (or a shade off). Hope that helps!

Amazing painting Stephanie!

Daniele Valois said...

I am loving watching this come together! fab!

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

This is such an interesting painting--I see different things every time I look at it. Beautiful :)

Hybrid J said...

Enjoying the details of your Klimt work, such intricacy ... well done!

Tracey Potter said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

BlackPumpkin said...

This is going to be a masterpiece!!

Helen Campbell said...

I love how this has developed. Beautiful work!

Mary C. Nasser said...

More wonderful progress!
I vote to leave Frida in! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

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*jean* said...

the face i think you are referring to as the 'frida face' just seems to need a little more work, the other featured faces seem softer and more developed...just my opinion because your asked! lovely work though...i could see some aqua in there somewhere...pop colors...happy ppf!

wednesday said...

I just love the fact that the longer you look at this, the more you see. It's fabulous.

Ayala Art said...

I don't see the Frida face :o.
Beautiful piece, so much details here and there

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations on completing the 29 faces challenge. it's so interesting to see the progress of this stunning piece!

Anne said...

Beautiful! <3 I love Klimt, too!

Annabelle said...

Without question , a gorgeous beauty of work!

Pam Tucker said...

Wow! Just wow! I'm always blown away by your work so I won't begin to offer any suggestions. It's a treat to watch you work through your process. I LOVE this as is. But I know that if/when you make changes, they only make your work even better! Whatever you decide to do will be the perfect touch. PPF hugs to you! :-)

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I love the way this is turning out, Stephanie! Adding the darks made everything pop! I agree with Pam - "whatever you decide to do will be the perfect touch"! :o)

Lesley Edmonds said...

The purple works really well.Love your reworking.

denthe said...

I think your (almost) finished painting looks wonderful. Every little bit you added or removed just made it better. So trust your instincts on this one!

La Abela said...

I already see it well, but every artist decides when it ends. Saludos

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Dramatic art work ~ love it ~ love your style ~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

Faye said...

The painting/playing card is beautiful and vibrant. I love the Q in the corners.