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Friday, June 1, 2012

Just in Time for the Party!

That is; just in time for Paint Party Friday!  I've been so busy the last couple of weeks that I had very little time to paint and I was worried that if I joined the party, 
I wouldn't have time to visit all the other folks there!  But this week, I can- so here I am!
Sorry these pictures aren't the greatest- it's quite overcast here today and I couldn't get very good resolution.... that said, I'm a lot closer to being finished with this- I changed the angle of the Clematis and worked on the shading a bit- still need to do a little more in terms of highlights and such- what drew me to paint this was the sweeping line created by the flowers and the ivy and I want to emphasize that a bit more.....  I also want to soften the roses a little and do some reworking of the background and then leave it alone to study over the weekend. 
That's all for now, I'm heading off to visit the other artists at Paint Party Friday- you should too if you get a chance, always so much beauty to see there!
xx
Stephanie

41 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative and stylized elegance ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

craftattack said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Wonderful work as always Stephanie, such lush colours and beautiful light and shade. Happy PPF, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

Your style is always so distinctive - it has a timeless quality to it - perhaps its the subject matter which also lends that olde worlde feeling but whichever I love it!

Carolyn Dube said...

This is such an inviting scene!! So beautiful! Happy PPF!

minnemie said...

Wow, you handle the flowers and leaves so beautifully! I agree with Pionty Pix - your work has a timeless quality.

Simona Cordara said...

What a dreamy and quiet Sanctuary garden. Love it very much!!

Gloria said...

Just beautiful Stephanie. Would love to be in that garden. Thanks. Happy PPF!

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful! i love the light and depth of shadows in this.

Debbie said...

Your painting is looking beautiful. I like the contrast between the cool and light area with the dark, mysterious foliage.

Debbie said...

Your painting is looking beautiful. I like the contrast between the cool and light area with the dark, mysterious foliage.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Really beautiful!
Love how you captured the Clematis! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Carol said...

It's beautiful!!! Love the details in the flowers.

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

It's still a work in progress? To me it looks finished already so now I'm curious how it will looks like when it actually is. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

La Abela said...

I love the red flowers, the set is ideal. Saludos

Piarom said...

oohh what a beautiful place to look at through your painting... so peaceful as it lays there in the sun :))

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Your shading is just excellent! Love you flowers, too...

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

So pretty! You have done such a wonderful job capturing the light on the leaves. Wonderful. I am glad you made it to the party. :)

pauline said...

Stephanie, your painting is gorgeous! I LOVE the shadows and your play on light and dark. Such an interesting composition too. Very beautiful...xoxo

kat said...

Beautiful! There is a quiet haunting atmosphere to this I love, so very peaceful and simply magical. xx

Victoria said...

Gorgeous..gorgeous!! I have a deep love for flowers and gardens..so i love when you take me daydreaming in the land of nature and flowers..beautifully done..inspiring..magical!!
HUgs..you are awesome!
V~

NatashaMay said...

They look so real! Love those flowers!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

it is coming along soooo beautifully... it looks like it is very close to being done and hope you get some painting time in this week...xx

kristin maynes said...

This is so pretty! I love it the way it is. Your work is so pretty!! Happy PPF!

artangel said...

Beautiful! The way the ivy trails across the painting is lovely. I think Netty hit on the perfect word for your art ... lush!

Lynn said...

Very very lovely painting. I am impressed!!! I love the shadows on the flowers. Glad you had time to play this week! HPPF!!!

VonnyK said...

I love this, so colourful and stylised. I can just see this as a Trompe L'Oiel, it would be magnificent.
Von (PPF)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

So beautiful Stephanie! I love this one. Great work!

EVA said...

It turned out fabulously well Stephanie! Very beautiful!

Kristin said...

Beautiful work! I love your art and blog - I bet your students love you! And the colors and shading here are really wonderful - thank you for your sharing, Kristin xo

Anne said...

Beautiful sense of light and depth, great work!

Ginny said...

This is really beautiful. I would love to spend some time in your garden. It is so classic and peaceful looking.

wednesday said...

Gorgeous! The contrast between the deep shadows and the bright marble is so compelling.

Giggles said...

Powerfully real, with amazing color and depth!! So pretty!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Nora CG said...

This is a gorgeous piece. Just beautiful. Love all the colors. Great job!!!
Have an amazing day!
Nora

Tammy said...

Beautiful. Sunny and full of life.

Hugs,
Tammy

Tracey Potter said...

Beautiful! I'm enjoying seeing this develop.

Nordljus said...

Beautiful work, I like all the details and the light and shadows. It looks like such a beautiful and calm place.

miz katie said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Stephanie! I'm glad you found time to paint this week. Friday sneaks up on me really fast most weeks, too. eek! Not enough time in the day.

Healing Woman said...

Somehow I've been missing your postings Stephanie! Catching up now. Love the shading you did on your sanctuary painting. I like your detailed paintings as well as the freer ones.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How in the world did I miss this? I have been gone far too long. I think this is now a great clematis. Much truer to form. Way to go with the rework.