Saturday, January 14, 2012

Late for the Party

Oh my, I'm late for Paint Party Friday - again! But better late than missing it again. I didn't have much time to paint this week, but at least I started a new girl and I hope that I can get her finished over the weekend.


It's an 8x8 canvas. The heart was my first attempt to work with molding paste, and I love it. I'm also more daring now with faces, I've practised a lot and slowly I get a better grip of it. Shading is so important for faces, and I enjoy doing it. I wonder where this girl will go from here - at the moment I'm envisioning butterflies in her hair and a bird on her shoulder, but who knows whether this will really happen?

I would love you to check out Paint Party Friday - there are over 70 talented artists and it's a joy to look at their artwork.

25 comments:

NatashaMay said...

She looks gorgeous already. :) I'm looking forward to seeing her finished.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Better late than never! Love how it's shaping up. I have trouble with shading if I'm drawing from my imagination. That's where photos really help, I think.
Rinda

Daniele Valois said...

she is looking good! Looking forward to seeing her done! Love the gold circles!

RobanStudio said...

This will be another great piece from you! Can't wait to see it finished as well. Happy PPF. :-) xo

Frida said...

She looks great already.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the new things you try, and your enthusiasm for trying! Good work, Carola.
K

hastingshall2 said...

Great start on your WIP. Love the background.
Faye

Christine said...

love the texture already!

Mandy said...

i love your background and your girl is coming along nicely...xxx

Jennifer said...

Your vision for her sounds great! I haven't tried modeling paste but sounds like messy fun :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Sieht schon mal klasse aus, der rote Herz ein toller Blickfang. Bin auf das fertige Werk gespannt.

Carol said...

She's looking good so far!!! Can't wait to see how she evolves :0)

Sadee Schilling said...

Ooh, I like her so far! That background is beautiful, and yes, I'm loving the modeling paste. Thank you for your visit to my blog this weekend and for your sweet words. I'm always especially encouraged by your comments, Carola! :)

Lynn said...

This piece has charm already...want to see it done!!!!

Netty said...

Loving your fun approach to your artwork, loving it already. Happy PPF, x

Beadwright said...

she looks good now but I know she will be beautiful when finsihed.
Nicole/Beadwright

Chantal said...

very nice creation, you have a talent, you know that!

art2cee2 said...

She is looking quite beautiful already. I can't wait to see the finished piece! :-)

Marcie said...

Look at her!! I bet she's going to be amazing!! Love how you're showing your 'process'.

Doone said...

fabulous background work, and I realise i haven't blogged my owl collage that you sent ( that I adore), it's because I hung it up in the living room and I keep forgetting to bring it back into 'my' room to photograph it!

dx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

You are not alone, I am late too!! :)
I love the yummy texture in the background. Have fun completing her!!

Valerie Weller said...

You are having lots of fun girl!! I love seeing your canvas work, as well as your photography. :D

Ginnie said...

You are tickling me to death with all your faces, Carola. :)

Julie said...

Such a beautiful start!

Pam Tucker said...

This is fantastic so far! Love the gorgeous, layered background and the heart is so cool! Once I experimented with molding paste, I loved it. Your girl will be beautiful. She's off to a wonderful start! :)