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Friday, March 9, 2012

WOW- 52 Weeks of Paint Party Friday!

And I am SO proud to say that I was there for the very first one and have participated almost every week since!  This is such a wonderful thing that Kristin and Eva do each week; give all us artists a chance to connect and enjoy one anothers work.  Thank you Kristin and Eva- you guys are amazing!
I've been working on putting together a collection of small affordable paintings and that's what I have to share today.
First my "Fleur de Lis" (at least I think that's what I'm calling it ;))
 this is for the most part done- I just want to do little touch ups here and there.  I really liked the effect of composing it on the  diagonal- good thing too, 'cause sketching it out kicked my butt!  I can't tell you how many times I had to erase everything and start over...but I do really like the effect! 
 Oh and just FYI; this is 6" x 6" on a 1" deep canvas; so it has a really nice impact on the wall!  I'll be asking $65.00 for each of these little guys!
I thought yesterday's "sneak peek" with Mojo looking in the window was fun.....
that's how she tells me shes ready to entre.  Nope, this kitten is NOT spoiled at all- I promise!

Ya'll have a wonderful day- and try to get around to visit Paint Party Friday-
 SO much beauty and friendship to find there!
x
Stephanie

34 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely painting Stephanie, and I love how your kitty is peeping in! Hugs, Valerie

Lesley Edmonds said...

A wonderful canvas.

Victoria said...

Wow...gorgeous..brilliant and very visually stunning..i love the pale green color against the irises...exquisite work my friend..shine on!
Victoria

Victoria said...

Wow...gorgeous..brilliant and very visually stunning..i love the pale green color against the irises...exquisite work my friend..shine on!
Victoria

Pointy Pix said...

What a beatiful painting - you really have a knack for capturing flowers - this is lovely! I especially like the sneak peek with your lovely cat looking to get in - spoiled animals, gotta love them!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Beautiful painting ~ and love Mojo in the window ~~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy weekend ^_^

NatashaMay said...

It really looks wonderful on the diagonal like that. Perfect! :)

Debbie said...

This is beautiful! I love your colors and composition.

Gloria said...

You Fleur de lis is beautiful. I love the diagonal of it. It's great! Nice going.Your cat is looking for you.:) Happy PPF and have a great weekend.

WrightStuff said...

I feel Spring is on its way when I see delightful paintings like this :)

Helen Campbell said...

Beautiful painting! It will be awhile before the iris bloom in my yard, but your painting reminds me of their loveliness.
Happy PPF Anniversary! Helen @ Natures Walk

Netty said...

Painting this angle must be difficult, but yet again you have achieved perfection. Happy PPF. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

am I a bad person when I saw the cat looking in the window and immediately thought of poking my tongue out at it... funny how some things make us retreat to the juvenile, and before you say it some of us never grow out of it, but at least I can be grown up for long enough to say that the return to flowers is a triumph and you kicked its butt right back... this is awesome and I love the diagonal composition... very cool... can't wait to see the next one!!!

Becca said...

Your paintings are so lovely! I love to paint, but still need lots of practice! It's very inspiring here...I'll be back and started following...don't want to miss anything! Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your cat's name..."Mojo" too cute!

RobanStudio said...

The diagonal is awesome Stephanie, and the flowers are just gorgeous! Happy PPF Anniversay! :-)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on participating in Paint Party Friday for the entire year!
Love your new iris painting...can almost smell the irises on the side of my house when I look at this! :)

I am your newest blog follower! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

wednesday said...

Gorgeous! Love the diagonal composition, very distinctive, and the rich colors are just yummy.

EVA said...

Gorgeous irises!! I love it on the diagonal.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe you got this painting finished so quickly. It is gorgeous. The shading is perfect, the background has so much depth, and your color palette is perfect. After all, opposites really DO attract!


Good luck at the show, dear. I'm very impressed with both pieces.

Congrats on celebrating 52 weeks of fun on PPF.

I looked on your sidebar and didn't find the IA icon. I noticed you weren't mentioned as one of the members on the IA team this week, either. Does this mean you are no longer with them? I hope all is well, and that you are just busy taking your art in a new direction. In fact, I don't think I've seen you post on that blog for about six weeks. Just an observation. No explanation needed or expected!

Heather said...

This painting is beautiful! Colors are just fab!! Happy PPF! Hasn't it been great!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Stephanie!!!! these are amazing irises!!!! you did a fantastic job!!!!

Tracey Potter said...

Love the Fleur de Lis. Great colours! Fantastic idea to do smaller, more affordable pieces too.

Happy PPFiversary xx

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the colors and the composition - it is so interesting to see it on the diagonal. (I also love the pic with Mojo peeking in! So cute!)

xo
Kristin

*jean* said...

gorgeous!! i love iris! happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Gorgeous and beautiful Irises Stephanie!
That sweet pussy cat is just too cute, luv the photo.
have a great weekend, hugs Annabelle ; )

An'Angelia Thompson said...

This is lovely, Stephanie. Makes me long to see my Irises open in a couple months :o)

Anne said...

Beautiful painting, I love the deep purple! Your kitty picture is soooo cute!

Geckostone said...

Wow, its gorgeous Stephanie!!! You did awesome, well worth the effort!!!Deb

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful detail! I also loved looking at the little kids enjoying their painting session!

Beadwright said...

Wow this is soooooo pretty. I really like everything about it. The colors, the compostion. Wonderful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Pam Tucker said...

I love the diagonal perspective! It works perfectly for that size. And you've painted my favorite colors! This is gorgeous!! You always manage to put in such fine detail. Amazing. :)

JKW said...

The diagonal painting is awesome. I can totally identify with (had to start erase and start over on sections) your issues. You are certainly not alone on that one. Blessings, Janet PPF

Daniele Valois said...

very lovely!

Gloria said...

Really gorgeous floral painting. I think your size and price seem just right, and I wish you continued luck. I also have two brother cats who are indoor-outdoor. I just don't like that I have them scratching the screens to get my attention when they want to come in!!