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Friday, March 22, 2013

One WIP Finished...

Yesterday I worked on that big painting I started at the beginning of this year. I had planned to work on it for 30 days but somewhere around day 24 or 25 I lost interest. It's been hanging on the back of my studio door ever since. When I looked at it yesterday I knew I wanted to finish it and I did.

Here it is hanging from some clips on a shelf in my studio...

and here it is laying flat on the patio.
I think it could be hung in any direction 
but I like it turned this way.
I'm happy with how it turned out...
even if I didn't end up working on it for 30 days.
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This is a quick sketch I did last night while watching TV. It's just done on sketch paper using a 2B pencil. She looks a bit prim and proper...like she's going to tea with the ladies! I don't know where these faces come from...sometimes they surprise me when they show up on the paper.
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I have some other projects I'm working on today but I'll get to my BIG canvas again soon...I have it all in my head. I just have to get it down on the canvas. This is one time when I know where I'm going before I start a painting. I usually don't work that way.

Have a fun Friday!!

36 comments:

  1. I really like the painting! Bold and colorful.

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  2. wow loving that big canvas, so colourful and beautiful, where are you going to hang it, loving your girls as well, you do the best faces

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    1. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.

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  3. I'm trying to imagine this turned in all directions and I think you got it right! It's great -- so alive and filled with color and energy. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie...I did the same thing...turned it this way and that and decided this was it.

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  4. I love how your slow art turned out. I see alot of different birds flying over fields.
    The girl is a bit proper,but I'm sure she has some hidden qualities that will surprise us if she told them.
    To first decide and then do is a hard way of doing it but also gives the most back. At least for me it's so.

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    1. I very seldom (never!) plan out a painting in advance so this will be a true experiment for me.

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  5. Okay this is my very favorite painting of all times!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Wow...you need to put it out there at a very high price...it's amazing.... Make prints and cards out of it!! Did I say how much I love it....yes fabulous work...WOW WOW WOW...... can't wait to see what the preplanned canvas looks like!!

    Your lady is very good, she might be a little apprehensive or shy...not sure which!! You have come a long way baby!! Impressive work!

    Can't get my mind off that top canvas...I'm thinking a quilt for my room.... I think when I was young I had red pants that I wore with a turquoise shirt and it was really in style at the time!! Love the color combo.... INSPIRING!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. LOL!! I think you like it! Thanks so much for the enthusiasum...you made my day!

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  6. Janet, you should be so proud of this large painting. It's so stunning and would be the feature in any room you chose to put it in. It has an old mosaic look to it and makes me think of old art work on a cave wall too. It's primitive in a way, which I like. But it's also sort of organic or botanical. Congratulations on getting it done! It was worth the wait!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I also think it has an organic or botanical look.

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  7. Hi Janet
    Sorry it has been so long between visits! I have a lot to catch up on. Loved seeing the recent photo's you shared of you and your children and you and HB. You are tiny and so gorgeous - your personality and love of life shines through your photo's.
    And my oh my, I am SO impressed with your large painting. I love the colors and it has been a privilege to watch your art evolve and grow. You are so talented my friend.
    With much love from me and the kitties.
    Dot xx

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    1. Thanks, Dot! It's good to see you visiting. I've missed you.

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  8. Oh bravo, love your thirty day piece!!!! xox

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    1. Thanks, Corrine...maybe I should call it "my almost 30 day project!"

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  9. The canvas turned out great. I always love that color combo of red and turquoise. Your ladies faces always faxcinate me. Yes, she does look a bit prim and proper...but oh those lips..Wow!

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    1. Me, too...love red and turquoise.

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  10. I really do know how to spell fascinate. LOL

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  11. Hi Janet...Your canvas looks amazing....so bright and colorful. I love that face you drew...it's one of your best!!! I hope you are having a great weekend!
    Mary

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  12. I love all the layers that peek through.... Such a vibrant painting! Wonderful energy in it. A favorite :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Zorana...that makes me feel good.

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  13. I love the painting, I bet you could hang it anyway you wanted too. I like your sketch too, she dow have a fun attitude about her.

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    1. Yep...I kept turning it and turning it and liked it each way but this was my favorite.

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  14. Your painting looks great, very colorful seems to have a nice pleasant feeling to it. Your sketch is very nicely done.

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  15. Beautiful work, Janet. I like the direction you chose for hanging. This isn't the 30 x 40 piece you showed us a few days ago is it?

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    1. Thanks, Annie...no, this is a different piece I started at the beginning of the year.

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  16. The painting turned out absolutely wonderful Janet! I really like all the elements of it. And your sketch is lovely too. She'd make a gorgeous watercolour.

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  17. Your big painting looks great, Janet! I love the blocks of color, and it is nicely composed overall. And your lovely lady....great hat! I would love to work on portraits. It's something I've never really tried.

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    1. Portraits are fun. You should try them.

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  18. LOVE the painting....it's fabulous and how I love the colors!

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