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Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Time For Paint Party Friday....and a Little Calypso!

Let's party!! It's Friday so you know what that means....Paint Party Friday! Be sure to visit and see what everyone else has been doing this week.

If you remember, I showed you a couple of prepped canvases way back on the eighth of this month. Here is the link. I had a quirky face which I finished a couple of days ago and you can see it here. The other canvas was larger and I wanted to really challenge myself a bit more.

I began with this....
I couldn't decide where her shoulder should be
so there's that extra line along the left.


Added lots more color....

Gotta have me some dots!!
(that shoulder line on the left is still there!)


And she ended up looking like this....


I've called this one Calypso. I think this is my favorite painting I've done so far. I hope you like it, too.

This is also what I've been working on for the past couple of days for AEDM. I didn't want to share it until today.

Note: I'm also linking up with Show and Tell Saturday over at Artists in Blogland.

61 comments:

  1. Janet I love it. Your Calypso is really a great painting and what amazes me is that you did manage to keep that lovely face as it was when just drewn. That,I feel,is a difficult task. Bravo!!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful - I love the texture and colours

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  3. Loving Calypso, such fab colours and especially love the way you have done her hair Janet. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. Wow..fabulous..I love the color explosion of this piece..and the beautiful spirit to her! Shine on!
    Victoria

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  5. Wonderful creation! ~ great art style ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy PPF ^_^

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  6. Oh Janet, I LOVE her. love her. cant think of another way to say it. love her.

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  7. Great! slightly reminds me of Picasso works...I like this picture. Saludos

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  8. Just came by to see what artistic things you were up to this week. You are so talented. So happy to have you visit me, too. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  9. Wow! I do love Calypso ... she's great!

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  10. I love the expression on her face, beautiful

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  11. Janet, I absolutely adore her! She is so fun and colourful. You make me want to get my paintbrushes out now. I've been so bad at doing stuff lately

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  12. Janet,

    I love this, you should really be proud of it. It was great seeing the work in a progression of steps. She is just fabulous!

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  13. Love the geometric shapes and patterns and the palette of primary colors plus green!

    Calypso is my favorite piece of yours so far!!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. Fabulous canvas!!! LOVE it and all its colors!

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  15. She is very realistic looking and I love the expression on her face.
    You really make all of the colors work together so well. GREAT piece.

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  16. Oh my... this painting is wonderful!
    So full of life, <3
    I really like how you used several "elements of art" and got them all to play so well together, great work :]

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  17. Hi Janet...wow!!! This is a wonderful painting...I love everything about it...color, composition...it's the best!!!
    Mary

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  18. Wonderful work and the color is astounding!

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  19. Me is loving Calypso. Excellent work Janet, great colors. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

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  20. I like it, and nice to see her evolve from the beginning!

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  21. Calypso is fantastic! You have done a beautiful job. What great colour combinations and love the dotty accents.

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  22. I love where you took this - no wonder it is your favorite! Thanks for the step by step photos - really neat to see how each step impacted the final painting!

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  23. Calypso is beautiful... almost feels a bit like a Klimt to me... and I looove Klimt... this is my favourite piece of work I have seen on your blog and thanks for the step by steps so I could watch the development... fascinating ... happy ppf xx

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  24. Oh, she is fabulous! Calypso is such a perfect name. You are right to be proud of this.

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  25. She is awesome! I really like the bright colors and her hair. :)

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  26. OMGosh you kept adding and adding to her and she is perfect. I like her. I guess it's not like getting dressed up, put on jewelry and take one off. . . wow, love the pic. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  27. She's fantastic!!! I love everything about her.

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  28. Beautiful piece, Janet. Love the hand placement.

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  29. She's beautiful Janet - I love the expression on her face :)

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  30. Absolutely perfect!!! The colors, the dots, the expression. Holey Smokes Janet...you must go and hang her in a prominent place in your home. I really love this.

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  31. WOWser this turned out fantastic. I love seeing the stages too! Her hair is delightful! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  32. i love watching your process... and the end results are stunning... so colorful and happy!

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  33. wonderful piece, i loved seeing your process. xx

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  34. this is an amazing piece! i really like the way you put the colors and then added the darker shadows. gorgeous! thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  35. WOW! What an awesome finish! I think this is a favourite for me too. Nice work, Janet ~ :)

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  36. She is fantastic! The black really makes her pop, and the outline frame as well. Hands are so hard I think. Really really fantastic!

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  37. Calypso is wpmderful. Makes me want to dance. The softness of the finished painting makes it so rich looking, I love it. xox Corrine

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  38. I love the play of colors that brings out the beautiful woman.. great work!

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  39. Oh yes, I like it!! She is wonderful. Well done!

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  40. this is beautiful. I really like your painting style alot! Thank you for stopping over and visiting my blog!!
    One question, what medium are you using that you can't cover the shoulder on the left? usually with acrylic or oil you can cover that over, no? Just curious. Well with or without that extra bit the piece is amazing! Well done!

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  41. Calypso is the perfect name! I love her vibrant colors (and the addition of the dots is fabulous)!

    xo
    Kristin

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  42. I love all the shapes. color and texture you have going on here and then that calm, direct expression anchors all the elements into place- I LOVE this and agree that "Calypso" is the perfect title!

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  43. She turned out beautiful! Great work, thanks for sharing :)

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  44. Oh Janet she is so lovely, The colours are great and I would take her home with me if you let me.
    Manon

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  45. I can see why she may well be your favorite! I love the colors -- your color sense always dazzles me! Lovely!

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  46. It is a beautiful painting and love the feel of it. Great work!

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  47. LOVE IT! Popping with color, excitement and charm! Beautiful!

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  48. Janet I love all your backgrounds, where have you learn to do that?
    Excuse my bad english! :)

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  49. Wow, she's gorgeous!

    I love everything about this painting. The colors, the dots, the composition. Lovely.

    -- Sarah, visiting from Artists in Blogland

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  50. You're on a roll! Love it! Reminds me of Jane DesRosier's work! Great job! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  51. Calypso is lovely!!! Really love the bold colours and shapes around her!!! I love watching a work in progress too!!! :0) Great piece!

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  52. LOVE! She is wonderful. Simply stated and elegant.

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  53. Beautiful! I love the patterns and colors, and love the progress photos. They're my favorite kind of post (and seems to be all I do now!)

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  54. I love this painting Janet, it is very special. You found a soft place in this very lovely magical lady, You are learning and growing.
    I just love it! Your Mary
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  55. Calypso is just fantastic! You have done such a great job with her Janet, your imagination just blows me away.
    Lee:)

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  56. Joining the admiration choir, Janet. She's fabulous.

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  57. This is my favorite so far too! I love all the color and her face is amazing! Beautiful work.

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  58. Janet, I adore, AdOrE, ADORE Calypso!! She's absolutely Colorful and Fun!! Wow!! Happy Thanksgiving :D

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  59. WOW! It's my favorite too! Very imaginative and painted bravely and skillfully. LOVE HER!

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  60. Oh WOW! I think this may be my favorite piece of your artwork yet. I love the shading and the contrasting colors really pack a punch. She is GORGEOUS!!

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