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Friday, February 8, 2013

Almost Done with my Peacock Lady and....Paint Party Friday

Woo hoo- it's Paint Party Friday and I am ready!  I had a few more hours to put in to my Peacock Chica (no idea what her name will be when she's done ;))  and for the most part she's done.  She's at that scary place where I have to approach any changes on tip toe so as to not over do things....
 I need to do a bit more on her hand- I wanted it to be kind of "sketchy" and loose, but now that it's up on the monitor, I see it's a little big...so make it smaller for sure
 Her neck has been giving me fits since I started, and each time I've gone to fix it, I've ruined it and had to start over- so while it still bugs me a little, I'm thinking I might leave it as is......
I fixed the facial features and had a blast shading the cheek and peacock feather- so no changes there
 So, what do you think?  I'd like to maybe, maybe play with the border a little more, but again, every time I've tweaked it, I've forced myself to start over.....

In the meantime, no painting for me today.  It's cooking for tomorrow's Farmer's Market (assorted Whoopie Pies and Chicken Turnovers ;)) and visiting all my friends at Paint Party Friday.  Hope to see you there!
xx
Stephanie

29 comments:

craftattack said...

She is BEAUTIFUL, Stephanie! Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

WrightStuff said...

She's a stunner for sure!

Victoria said...

Total Wowness! She is breathtaking..magnificent..everything about her is magical and full of mystique...serene-beauty..i am mesmerized my friend...outstanding work! I have missed visiting your beautiful realm!
Victoria

Kim said...

She's beautiful, I love the peacock feather and your color palette is so rich. HPPF!

Gloria in CA said...

Love the colors you've used and that peacock feather is awesome. Outstanding.:)

Nic McLean said...

she's beautiful. i love the warm colour palette and her neck is long, graceful and swan-like-perfect!

Carol L McKenna said...

She is exquisite! Wonderfully done!

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor)
visiting from PPF

Netty said...

You know how much I love her Stephanie. Happy PPF, Annette x

Anne Manda said...

Very striking, beautiful and unique! <3

Faye said...

This is so beautiful, Stephanie. Your woman has an absolutely perfect nose. How I'd love to be able to paint faces like that. Leave the neck alone, I think, but if possible shorten the fingers a bit. If it's not possible, I think the long fingers go with the long neck. It's really nice. And as you said, it is easy to overdo.

EVA said...

She is beautiful! And what a job too on the feather - those are so hard to do!

Christine said...

she's beautiful...and hands are tricky to do!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

you have such lovely brush work... and this is progressing so perfectly... I really like seeing it slowly reveal itself across the posts... very cool..xx

Theresa Plas said...

Completely exotic Steph! She's looking exquisite indeed! You should go with your heart on further details...happy PPF to you!

Ginny said...

She is beautiful. I love her face and the peacock feather is incredible. I think the background is perfect! Stunning!

Linda said...

gorgeous! She has such an elegance and grace about her.Happy PPF!

Lynn Cohen said...

I like all those shadows and lines, neck is fine. Leave it alone. Lovely work.

Enejy clemens said...

She is so beautiful, the detail on her face, the feathers, her long neck, her pose and her dreamy expression. Just amazing!!!

Jenn Girl said...

I love this one!!! Great job!!!

denthe said...

Beautiful! that border looks great!

Elisa said...

she is beautiful! Love how you creatively painted her. so exquisite!

Giggles said...

Stunning and lovely in all her delicate features!!

Hugs Giggles

wednesday said...

Oooh, this is beautiful. I really love the composition. It's tough when you get to that "very nearly done" place. It's easy to start tinkering and mess up the whole thing. Good thing you have a day or so away to let it sit and decide what you want to do next.

Dianne said...

Lovely painting...intriguing square within a square!

NatashaMay said...

She is truly stunning! And i love that peacock feather. :)

Gina Sismilich said...

What a gorgeous lady- the peacock feathers are such a wonderful touch

artangel said...

This is so elegant and dreamy, the feather is gorgeous and compliments the red shades beautifully. Love the softness of your brushwork and I know you said you're not 100% happy with it but I actually really like the line of her neck! x

Kat W said...

She is stunning!!! So full of grace and beauty. You amaze me in the way your art seems to be alive with senses and emotions. I've been reading through your past few posts & enjoying catching up on the stages of painting this lady & the creation of your new journal. I've left a couple of comments on previous posts too.

Hope your farmer's market goes well & you have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs
Kat Xx

Priti.Lisa said...

You always amaze me Stephanie! She is a total knock-out!
I love the way she is partially framed...contained, but leaking out of her box...lots to think about.
And that feather, the expression on her face and the delicate pose of her hand...I can feel her yearning...masterful♥♥