Friday, January 13, 2012

Paint Party Friday!!!

Hello my friends..

As you know I am no longer watching my cutie-pie
Myles.  And I decided not to go back to work, So
what does one do all day.  Besides blog. hee hee..

I am taking a year long mixed media class
with Tam Laporte..   It's called Life Book.
Right up my ally!!   MAYBE!!
You can see the button on my sidebar!

Our first lesson we were to paint a
Goddess that represents us..



No laughing at my painting..  I a pretty new to doing
faces and let me tell you I could tear this apart all on my own.

I would like to introduce you to
Goddess Euphrosyne.
If I was a goddess I would have loved to
have been her!





She was the Goddess of Good Cheer, Joy, Mirth and Merriment.
Who wouldn't want to be her.  They say she liked to Drink wine and dance
 with her triplet sisters.. 





It has been a fun class so far.  At the end of the year
we will take all these pages and make a book!




I started out by sketching her and erasing her and sketching her
and erasing her..  after erasing her a million time I just
came to the conclusion this is how it was going to stay.
Then I used Water-soluble crayons for most of
this painting. I did use some acrylic for the hair.

So I am linking this to


A big thanks to Eva and Kristin
for hosting this fabulous party!

I just want so say thanks so much my sweet friends
for all your kind comment. 
You all have been so kind 
I really do appreciate it..

Till next time!

Hugs, Linda

58 comments:

Kathy said...

A Goddess who likes to drink wine and dance? Can I be one of your triplets? :)

Kathy

Anesha said...

It's a beautiful drawing and well done for doing it. :)

craftattack said...

Sounds like a good life! Valerie

cnelson said...

So FAB!!

Fallingladies said...

She's wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

you did a much better job than i. i cannot do faces...

Sylvia said...

This is enjoyment in life should be like, Linda! Your painting or drawing is fabulous! Such intensity in the eyes and the colors in the hair are wonderful. I am so glad you have found an outlet to learn that you enjoy! Have a wonderful day painting my friend.

Becca said...

Wow Linda, you did an awesome job! I really like her, and would love to have lips like hers! Happy PPF!

Pointy Pix said...

sounds like my kind of goddess!! usually these historic chicks are full of doom and gloom causing wars, opening boxes or some other such disaster but she's got a licence to laugh - I love it! And your depiction of her is fab - worth all the erasing for the final result, i'd say!

Pointy Pix said...

sounds like my kind of goddess!! usually these historic chicks are full of doom and gloom causing wars, opening boxes or some other such disaster but she's got a licence to laugh - I love it! And your depiction of her is fab - worth all the erasing for the final result, i'd say!

Gloria said...

She does look like a goddess. It's a beautiful drawing. Well done!

Lynn Stevens said...

How fun Linda, Sounds like a fantastic way to start the new year.
I think theres a little Goddess in all of us. Beautiful page!
Hugs Lynn

Ginny said...

Your goddess is beautiful. I agree that we all have a goddess within. It's nice to bring her out for the world to see. This is really a beautiful piece of art.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Don't be so hard on yourself Linda...Your goddess is absolutely fabulous!! Love her blue eyes and full lips :)
..and her wine drinking and dancing ways LOL!!

La Abela said...

The artists we are never satisfied with our work, you have to expect that others tell you if it's good, not your.

Carol L McKenna said...

Lovely goddess and very well done~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Emily Keaton said...

Linda, your painting is amazing! I would have no idea where to start with a project like that, but you aced this. What a lovely piece of art!

hastingshall2 said...

I love those gorgeous eyes, Linda. And you did an amazing job on the skin. Your class sounds like lots of fun.
Faye

Carolyn Dube said...

She is stunning! Those eyes rock!!!!

BlackPumpkin said...

She's beautiful!!
I'm a fellow lifebook-er!! :))

SHERI C said...

It's a lovely piece. Fun to see that quite a few of the PPF artists are doing the LIFEBOOK journey/challenge.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

She sounds like fun! You did a phenomenal job drawing her. What a fun class!

Netty said...

Oh wow this goddess could be my twin........lol She is wonderful Linda. Happy PPF, Annette x

Mary C. Nasser said...

I have heard so many good and amazing things about Life Book!
And I think your goddess painting is extraordinary and beautiful!
Wish I were taking the class, too! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Janna Werner said...

WOW, vibrant!!! Love this, Linda! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.

Tracy said...

I think you did a wonderful job drawing your goddess. I'm lucky if I can draw a straight line. LOL I bet you're really going to enjoy the freedom of expression in your class. Have fun. Hugs, lady of leisure! (I can say that cause I don't work LOL)

missing moments said...

I think I could have been one of those Triplets!

Christine said...

I see that you are a beautiful goddess! Nice work.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Oh hun, you are a mixed media goddess! Beautiful page, well done my friend ;) Have a lovely weekend!xx

Carol said...

Well done!!!

Joanne Leddy said...

I think she is wonderful! A beautiful goddess with flowing hair ... just as she was intended to be. Wow - nicely done and I'm impressed!

Gillian Olson said...

Boy that course sounds great. Thanks for sharing, I look froward to seeing more of your pages.

Mandy said...

She is wonderful...her eyes are stunning...i am living seeing all these superhero girls...xxx

Helen Campbell said...

She is beautiful! Happy PPF!

Terry said...

As beautiful as she is, her beauty does not compare to the painter who created her! Wonderful, my friend! Wishing you two love birds a great weekend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is beautiful Linda, I so admire you, I can never keep up with online classes, I think I need to retire too! : )

Deanna said...

hmm, a goddess of mirth and merriment, think I like her without even knowing her. great start to your great year!! Hugs!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

She and your page are BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and the hearts! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ros said...

OMG!!! This is terrific ... you know what Linda ... it's the eyes ... they are just so real and life like and that is the hardest thing to get right in my opinion ... don't do yourself down my friend ... you ARE an amazing artist!!

art2cee2 said...

Your face is hauntingly beautiful. You are so very talented! ;-)

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love this and she has beautiful eyes!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, fantastic painting and the eyes are gorgeous.

Beadwright said...

ooohhh I love her face. Great job.
Nicole/Beadwright

*jean* said...

o she is sweet! happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is definitely a joyful goddess - You are going to have an amazing book at the end of the year!

xo
Kristin

Lori said...

Wow - how impressive is this!!! Your goddess is wonderful and it's so exciting to see your drawing and crayon work! Lovely...

Catherine said...

Your painting is fantastic Linda! I love her eyes. Good for you for not going back to work. This way, you can always pop off and go see your baby when the mood strikes you. No need to book holidays off from work!

I look forward to all your beautiful creations over the year!

xo Catherine

RobanStudio said...

Wow a year long class? That's too cool, as is your goddess. I see nothing wrong with her! Happy PPF. :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love her eyes! Such nice cross-hatching.
Rinda

Julie said...

Hi Linda,have called by several times this week but am having trouble commenting, boy those eyes are amazing! Truly brilliant! You'll be selling your masterpieces before you know it! Have a great day,Julie x

kathyL said...

Your Goddess is beautiful, I love the close up of her eye. You create gorgeous pieces!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness! I am SO impressed, Linda! Impressed by your taking on this fabulous year-long adventure, and totally impressed by your first painting. The depth of her eyes is just unbelievable. Fabulous shading and nose structure. Love the flow of her hair. Love it all!

carlarey said...

A wine drinking, dancing goddess...I can get behind that. It looks like Tam's class is really inspiring. Just imagine all the great things that will be in your book at the end.

Mandy said...

hey Linda...she is fantastic...i am living her luscious lips...this class looks wonderful...xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

wonderful painting Linda! TFS

Suzanne C said...

This is fabulous! Love to learn new things and expand my creativity and this looks like you are doing just that and it is lovely!

Sunshineshelle said...

Wow, I was sure I left a comment here LOL, I LOVE this goddess, the colours & love the way you photograph the artwork too, great stuff!

Davi said...

Im lovin what you did Linda!! I have just signed up for a little 3 wk course and having a blast. A year long Wow I am sooo jealous my friend LOL. Looing forward to all you will be doing :)