Friday, October 14, 2011

Paint Party Friday....

Here it is Friday already....but I finally finished the painting of the girl. If you remember last time I showed her, she only had one eye as I had gessoed over the other one. She now has two eyes and I think she's finished although I'm not completely thrilled with the painting as a whole.


I used napkins to do the flowers. I just couldn't seem to come up with anything for her to be gazing at....no words came to mind, no image. I was just not feeling it. HB suggested maybe some wisteria hanging down from the side but I knew I wouldn't be able to paint that! When I went through my napkin stash I found these flowers and decided to try them.

This painting is done on a 14" x 18" canvas. I don't know what possessed me to draw her but when I picked up the blank canvas and began drawing this is the face that appeared so I went with it.

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43 comments:

  1. She's beautiful. Blessings, Janet

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  2. She turned out quite lovely :-)

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  3. I like that she's looking at flowers... they seem to fit very nicely ~ and I love how you added the wisps of hair. They give the scene a sense of movement. Thanks for sharing ~ Happy PPF!

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  4. Wow..she is stunning..and she feels very special too! Her gorgeous black hair.is full of life...and is awesome( of course i love dark hair being a brunette!)
    She feels empowered, free and strong...and spiritual too!
    Wonderful work!
    victoria

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  5. She is beautiful! The paintings that happen out of the blue are the best kind. :)

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  6. She is very pretty, love the loose wisps of hair. Thanks for stopping by, I am happy to be back.

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  7. Opps, forgot to say I like the new look of your blog.

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  8. She's gorgeous Janet!
    Jessi xox

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  9. Janet, I knew you could do it. She came out beautiful and I simply love the flowers. The softly curved hair does give her this romantic look too. Very nice work!

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  10. She's lovely! you didn't need to give her something to look at, but the flowers are nice, too
    Happy PPF

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  11. She is lovely ~ very well done ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF

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  12. She Turned out beautifully!

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  13. yes i agree the napkins with flowers are the perfect combination
    no mas!
    yay for you!
    i have to check that party now ;-)

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  14. After all the make-up she has been given Janet I think she is stunning.
    I wish the same would apply to my face.

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  15. The flowers are nice. But, I have a thought for you from one artist to another. When you don't feel someting, do nothing. She is beautiful all her own. You don't have to tell the viewer everything. Let the viewer imagine what she is gazing at in the distance. Let them find their own meaning. Just my thoughts....

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  16. I like her, Janet. I can understand how the *muse* comes and goes ... mine is on vacation!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Beautiful face! I like the flowers. Sometimes I do faces and not put anything to look at and it seems to work fine. She looks great with 2 eyes!

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  18. shawn2:14 PM

    It looks perfect! Great job :)

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  19. She looks radiant. Well done! Happy PPF!

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  20. The flowers are a lovely touch and I think it has come together really well... I love it when a painting grows like this one and turns out well in the end

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  21. She's lovely and the flowers just set off her beauty :)

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  22. she's just beautiful!

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  23. So lovely! She looks poetic somehow...
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  24. she is a total desperate housewife staring at some hot new guy on the block... obviously.
    :)

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  25. She has a very serene look about her and her eyes are beautiful.

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  26. Oh my she is very lovely you did a wonderful job on her.

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  27. She is beautiful!! I love the hydrangeas though @PhoenixPeacock may have a point...

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  28. She's beautiful, Janet! It really "paid off" to hang in there with her; she came out great, great, great. Normally, I love words incorporated into art, but in this case, the flowers are perfect!

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  29. I love that you just went with it - and she is gorgeous! I love the blue background and the bold green top and her hair is so pretty. xo

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  30. Glad you decided to finish her, I think she is lovely and definitly worth the effort. Of course I love the flowers and do not think she needs anything else.

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  31. I like how she turned out Janet, and the flowers fit perfectly.
    Lee:)

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  32. you brought her to life, I think she is really pretty, soft is coming to mind. Have a great Monday. Hugs, Mary

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  33. She's beautiful Janet! I love that you just went with it, and the paper napkin adds a nice touch.

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  34. Her eyes are such a beautiful blue and she has such soft looking skin... Lovely :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  35. She is gorgeous, I love her wispy hair.

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  36. She is beautiful Janet, you did a great job. And what else would she be looking at in a painting of yours, but Purple flowers..!
    xo

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  37. I agree...I think she turned out very lovely. Happy PPF!

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  38. Janet I saw her the other day...breathtaking...so beautiful!! Love the hair pieces floating in front of her face....Wonderful work!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  39. Hi Janet...She is just beautiful! You captured her just right!!!
    Mary

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  40. I think she turned out lovely!!

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  41. Oh shes charming! I love how her eyes came out and the flowers are great too! Beautiful work! Deb

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  42. Very, very, very nice painting!! Forget what I said in your latest post about shading. You don't need any advice. This is perfect and obviously shaded to perfection. Really good work! Is this one on the beauty shop wall?

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