Friday, April 29, 2011

Paint Party Friday

I wasn't that creative this week - at least not in my studio. I worked a lot in the garden - something I thoroughly enjoy and that usually puts me in an excellent mood. Neighbor's cat kept me company, sniffing at the paydirt and new plants that were supposed to go in the ground.

However, I started a new canvas; it will be another girl, one who loves dogs. I have no idea how to paint dogs, but since this is mixed media anyway I will probably get help in form of stickers etc. It will work out somehow.


I think I need to tone down the colors a little bit, it looks too busy to me, but perhaps that will already be different when I will have finished the girl figure. She is still pretty raw and very "innocent".

This is my entry for the wonderful Paint Party Friday and I also link this to Jennifer's Studio Sneak Peek.

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34 comments:

WrightStuff said...

My cats like joining in with the gardening too!

Looking good so far - lovely layered background.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love it. I like the brightness for a girl who likes dogs.
Rinda

AMKreations said...

Working in the garden is hard work! =) The canvas is looking beautiful! Can't wait to see it all come together.

Christina said...

Nice! I too like the layered background.

Netty said...

Great background and look forward to seeing it complete. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love all the layers here... can't wait to see a puppy join here! :) Hey... your studio can totally be your garden! I would love to see it. I love gardening! ♥

Gloria said...

It looks great so far. It's coming to life. Step by step. Have a great weekend.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

HI Carola...so gorgeous..looks intriguing..I look forward to seeing the rest!! The colors are powerful..i love the energy!
Victoria

ger chouinard said...

Carola ... I think you are off to a very good start. I love the colors, wouldn't tone it down yet. Your girl is looking good - is that real denim? Girl who loves dogs could be me ... give her long brown, flowing crazy hair (I used to have that). Seriously, looking forward to your end result. Enjoy the journey!

junelle said...

I adore painting, it is so freeing. So fun to see what you are creating and all that you are involved in, you are a very creative person I can tell!

Marlene said...

You have a wonderful start here, I like the bright colors. They work well I think.

Tammie said...

this is looking good. wishing you the best with a dog~

Roban Studio said...

The dog will be cute...I just have that feeling! :-) Looking good. Happy PPF!

Hybrid J said...

Nice work. Would love to see the finished piece. Well Done! ;)

Cindy said...

I really like your girls! And this background is so rich (as always!) - thanks so much for coming by my place! I think it is so funny that she loves the ladies and the handcrafts...most of them are in the age range of 70 to 90! And they do the BEST handwork!

Blessings...

art2cee2 said...

Can't wait to see your art finished, but the garden comes first. I have been fighting bamboo all week! Yuck. ;-)

kweight said...

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out...see you next week :)

Pam Tucker said...

LOVE that background so far! The girl is looking great...keep it going layer by layer. It's looking fantastic! :)

Sunshineshelle said...

Wonderfully inspirational to see works in progress, look forward to the finished piece ;)

Kristin Dudish said...

What a fun start - I love the denim you used for the jeans! I can't wait to see it finished :)

xo
Kristin

Christine said...

I especially like the background.

Annabelle said...

I haven't checked out how to draw dogs but I'm sure somewhere out there in never never land of internet is someone that's shows you how to draw a doggie and if not, stickers will do just fine and you can add some textures and paint to make the dog look like its painted. So far I like what you have done.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I really like where this is heads- personally I really like all the color- it provides a wonderful flow of energy to the piece! Can't wait to see the dog:)
My cats consider it their duty to help me in the garden too!

Yvonne said...

I love working in my garden as well and it always inspires me to do some art. Love mixed media and yours is looking great!

Mary Hysong said...

Great beginning! Isn't is fun how art is like gardening? Fist the seed (idea) gets planted (sketch, throw paint around, get started) then it sprouts and grows..... Happy PPF

Pointy Pix said...

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. I am slightly obsessed with dogs and they usually crop up in my drawings somewhere so I'd love to see how you get on if you do draw one rather than use a sticker. I like the bright colours so far.

Anne said...

I think this looks great so far. I think with more layers the background will be just fine.

I love gardening, too, but it's been so rainy that I've only been able to fit in bit here and there.

alexa said...

Glad you have been enjoying the fresh air and some feline company. And your little person is just waiting to burst into life with that zingy background!

Heather said...

I love what I see so far. Can't wait to see if finished!

Robin Norgren said...

I believe you are into something...keep going!

sonyamacdesigns said...

I really like the background and the girl being NOT so bright.

Diana said...

Looks like she's coming along. I like her stance. One can already see the smile on her face. Great job!

EVA said...

I`m so hoping the garden doesnt overwhelm my painting efforts in the weeks to come. So much weeding....


Great WIP!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Nice layered background. The girl is looking lively.