Friday, March 16, 2012

Paint Party Friday...


Hello my sweet friends.
How has this week been treating you.
I have had a pretty nice week.

Besides the fact that I love to
beat my self up about my painting
ability..  I started this week off by watching
a video from my Life Book class. I am
quite behind.  But that's OK..   The particular
class that I watched was on Paint over collage.
You take a image from a magazine and paint
over it.  Well lets just say mine was a bit of a
disaster..  I am going to start that little project over.

I did promise myself I would quit being so hard
on myself.  If I am enjoying the process that's
all that really matters.  And I am enjoying learning
something way out of my comfort zone.
Never in a million years did I ever think I would
be painting.

So I watched another Youtube video
and came up with this little gal..




I really have so much to learn
I have the hardest time with Noses.
I am going to keep making them and I believe
sooner or later I will get the hang of it.
You know the saying Practice makes perfect.



Hair is another be problem.
I just couldn't get it right so I
added some white puffy paint dots to
give it a little something.



I have notice that I seem to gravitate
to neutral colors when I am painting.
Also my last couple of faces I had made really
big lips..  This time I made little lips and big eyes..



So here she is in all her glory.
On this painting I used almost all Watercolor crayons.
And just a little bit of acrylics.

To see what all the other gals have painted
you can head on over to
PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!



Remember back in the day when I watched this little 
cutie pie. I would post photos of Myles weekly.. 
Well my daughter just took some photos 
of this cutie pie.  He just melts my heart.
He always has a smile to give you!
Can you believe he is 11 months old already.
They are coming down here for his birthday.
I can't wait..


Also I wanted to give a little shot out to Catherine from
Corner of Cat's Mind..  Thanks so much for my Happy mail.
So sweet of you my friend.. 






Thanks so much for stopping by.

I really do appreciate all your sweet comments.

Hugs, Linda

61 comments:

craftattack said...

Your painting is lovely. Don't be hard on yourself, just enjoy the journey! But the most beautiful pic on the page has to be that little ray of sunshine sitting there and grinning - priceless! Hugs, Valerie

LindaBrun said...

Beautiful painting and yes stop be hard on yourself, enjoy the fun :-) I love her eyes.. Totally gorgeous...
Love the picture of you sunshine boy.. He is adorable...
Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend. Big hugs !!

Nadege, said...

He is as cute as ever.

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself, you are having a go and it looks wonderful.

Wendy said...

Actually I really like the way you do the hair, it's so original, I like it way better then a "normal" hairdo! Hugs from Holland :)

yyam said...

I think your painting looks pretty awesome! You will get even better with practice!

Love the little cutie! You must have loads planned for his visit!

Have a great weekend Linda!

Kokopelli said...

Love her! Happy PPF!

Audrey Pettit said...

You truly shouldn't be hard on yourself,Linda! I look at your paintings and wish with all my heart that I could paint as well as you. I can't do it at all! And your work is beautiful! I would pay money for this beautiful page. Would frame it and put it up in my home. Truly would. It's gorgeous!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Hi Linda.
Firstly I just love your entry for City Crafters this week. Very romantic and lots of lovely texture.
Your grandson is a poppet. Enjoy your time with him. My Grandaughter was a year old this week :)
Your girl is just lovely. I love her puffy hair. Noses are tricky. I did a course run by Tam - Fabulous Faces - it's really worthwhile is you get a chance.
I've tried painting over pictures before but not found it successful either.
Have a lovely weekend.

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful page Linda, great textures and colours. Could hardly believe Myles is near a year old....where did the time go.....wow. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

Catherine said...

Look at your sweet little Myles! Oh what a happy little fellow. It does the heart good to see a smile like that.

Your artsy girl is fantastic Linda ~ I love her dress ~ so cute!

And your are most welcome on the Happy Mail my friend!

Have a terrific weekend Linda!
xo Catherine

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a sweet darling is your sunshine boy! Your page is fantasic, love specially the look and the white dots all over.
X Anja

Ros said...

I LOVE your art ... This is fabulous ... and yes we girls are our worst critics ... in most things! ... And YAY!!! You get to see Myles soon ... I just don't know where the time goes either ... I can hardly believe he is One already!

Becca said...

Ah, she's very pretty Linda. Love her flowing hair and musical dress. Oo...! Look at sweet Myles! Love that happy face! He will be here soon!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think your art is ALWAYS amazing!!!! I am always in awe of what you make!! This is no exception!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the little bits you added to her hair!! And he is such a cutie pie!!! Sooooooooo ADORABLE!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

She is lovely ~ love the way you did her hair especially and awesome eyes and nose ~ Grand son steals the show! ~ Lovely work ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

BEAR's Mom said...

I LOVE HER!
she has soulfull eyes!
stop beating yourself up girlfriend

OH Myles...such a sweet boy...
our peeps grow up so fast don't they?

keep painting those lovely ladies!
BEAR HUGS xxx ~victoria~

TexWisGirl said...

when i see your faces, i always think they'd make a fabulous greeting card line... :)

La Abela said...

Adorable! the painting and the child also. Saludos

Diana Evans said...

oh the painting is wonderful but the cute little guys steals the show!!!! wonderful work and I love the pearl beads in her hair!!!!

Gloria said...

I think your painting is great. Love the pearls in her hair. The little guy is so cute.:) Great job on your painting. Happy PPF!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

She is beautiful!!! I am just so inspired by your creativity! I have not painted in years but I just might need to pull it all out & give it a go again.

RobanStudio said...

Your painting is wonderful! I see nothing wrong with it. I agree with everyone else, don't be hard on yourself. Myles is a sweetie!!! Happy PPF!

Faye said...

It's a delightful painting, Linda. Noses are hard for me too. You are right to say that you should just have fun. I hardly get any feedback at home on my art work. If I show it at all, I will get something like:" OK". No "good work" or "what is it?", just something noncommittal. So I decided I'd just paint for me. If no one else likes it and I do, then that's just fine.

Katy Noelle said...

Heehee! I see that Cat's little thoughtful gift is that lovely green that she loves so well....which is, oh, so festive and apropos, this weekend! ;)

The painting is absolutely adorable! and a million times better than I could do. You and I are telling ourselves the same things about our self estimation of our 'art'. (I'm having a hard time calling my pictures art. LOL!)

Practice makes....there's no such thing as perfect - perfect is boring, anyway.....how about practice is the fun part?

Have a fun weekend! =]

xxo

Debbie said...

Beautiful work. I think noses are hard, too. You're doing a great job!

Deanna said...

Oh she just made me smile...such a happy image!! And that little sweetie-pie makes me smile too.

Lynn Stevens said...

Linda, your much to hard on yourself. Yes enjoy the journey and it all comes together. I Love how you added the dots to her hair. Sweet!
Myles already 11 months? WOW where has the time gone? He's such a sweetie. I bet you are excited for the visit.
Hugs Lynn

Deb Hickman said...

You really are too hard on yourself, this is absoloutely gorgeous. Have a great weekend.xxx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Really love your new little gal...especially her blue eyes and eyelids, and the combination of pearls and blond hair.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracy said...

Oh it's fantastic Linda! I love the big eyes and her hair with the paint dots is so cool! Love her music dress too. I give you an A+!

Heather Jensen said...

Your page is amazing. I found it to be a lot harder than cardmaking. It is very individual to the artist. I think no 2 look the same. :)

Hugs~

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh heavens don´t be hard on yourself...each piece we paint takes us to the next piece that has not yet been painted so no matter WHAT you think of it we all need to go there in order to get where we "think" we need to go when we paint....if that makes ANY kind of sense at all:) I think your girl is totally whimsical and sweet. And looook how big Myles got..omg....wow!! that was a nice surprise seeing a foto of him:)
Have a gooooood weekend!!

Jane Wetzel said...

Lovely Linda!!! Stunning...Amazing and wonderful! Seriously...drink a glass of wine and rest in the thought that THIS is awesome :) he he he...wish I was ther to enjoy with you...oh, and that BABY..OMG...toooooo cute...warms my heart...

Kim Dellow said...

Just wonderful Linda, just love your art. Kim

Linda B said...

LINDA, let me tell you a few things.... I LOVE this painting... your girl is fantastic... LOVE everything about it... your colors are perfect... I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!!!!!
What a darling photo of Myles. My new granddaughter will be making her appearance in two more months... can't wait!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!

bohemiannie! art said...

Your beautiful nosed, eyed, haired and lipped girl is...beautiful!

Gillian Olson said...

Great painting, love those gorgeous eyes. Your Grandson is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sophia said...

She's beautiful!! Wow, I Love all the white dots. Adds so much to it and would've never thought to even add it to her hair. Very nice! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so beautiful, you are getting so good at this!!!
Good to see Myles again, he grew so much since the last time I saw him at your place! As happy as always!!

Anne said...

Your painting is so cute, love the dress! Happy PPF! :))

Sylvia said...

Fabulous page, Linda! I love the girl and your wonderful colors, is yellow your favorite color? My favorite picture is of Myles! I know it will be the happiest of birthdays. Have a wonderful Saturday.

Jaimie said...

I really liked the way this turned out! it looks awesome! :)

Angela Acosta said...

I like the way it turned out -- sometimes limits aren't really limits at all (re you note about the hair). I like the effect.

Anesha said...

Wonderful painting. What a cute boy. :) Thanks for the visit.

Davi said...

Oh my goodness my sweet friend you are waaaay to hard on yourself!! You did one fabulous job on your girl. I LOVE her..so creative and fun:) Her hair is so cool and those eyes are beautiful. Gosh Myles is growing like a weed isnt he.So glad you will get to celebrate his first birthday with him!

Tricia said...

Your girl is really cute - quite whimsical - and I love those dots! That was the first thing I noticed. Also the music on her dress is awesome. You are doing great. Happy PPF.
Blessings,
Tricia

Carol said...

Your painting is great!!! I struggle with noses and hair too. Oh heck I'll be honest...I just struggle with faces. But I am getting better :0)

Jenn said...

I love that your girl has so much character - she looks great and seriously I want a music dress like hers!! That little guy IS such a cute patootie!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful art journal page Linda! Love the white dot detail throughout her hair! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Virginia L. said...

It's all in the details...Love the dots on the painting! So very artistic! And Myles is a SWEETIE!

Arianrhod SilverWheel said...

She looks so sophisticated. Love her hair.

Gloria said...

You ARE too hard on yourself! A really nice painting. Noses are hard aren't they! There are some on-line tutorials I am sure. I love your color choices and the dimension. What a little cutie! My grandson will be 4 in April and I just adore him also!.

*jean* said...

love your painting and yes, he is a darling boy! hope you have a wonderful celebration! happy ppf!

papertrails leaver said...

I like the puffy paint hair! Fun! I have problems getting the highlights in hair. It's hard! So your addition of white puffy paint is fun and I think it adds a little whimsy! Fun! Your nose is far better than anything I draw BTW! I usually just do a curve. Ha ha! The kids at school are like why is there a little c on that person's face Mrs. Duff? hee hee!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, love your lady with the musical dress and yellow hair. It's lovely and makes me smile. And, of course, your grandson makes me smile too. Have a wonderful week.

EVA said...

She turned out magically! I love the dots and the colour palette and especially that musical dress.

Great job!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Love your painting, fabulous fresh colors. Also your card looks great. ... and sweet little cutie pie :)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am working on my paint over collage lesson from LB too. I have it all glued down and now have to paint. I am hesitating a bit because when I tried this process before the result was not so great! But, like you said...it is about the process and I want to learn how to do it better! Wish me luck. :)

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful art journal. I can't believe how much the little one has grown, Boy time flies
Hugs Julie P

pauline said...

LOVE this. Love her little music dress and the dots in her hair and of course, those fantastic brown flowers!! Great job! xoxo

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful painting! Noses are the hardest part to paint! What a cutie pie is your grandson! Love seeing the pictures!