Thursday, March 29, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 3)

"A Mother is Born"
8 x 10 WIP

Has this ever happened to you? You think your piece is complete, you get all ready to take brilliant shots of your new work . . . . and once you're behind the camera, you realize that your painting isn't done . . . 

Yeah, that's me today; thinking I was all finished with this when clearly, the photographs proved that I was not.  So, I hope you don't mind my sharing a tiny little WIP with you instead. At least I can now see what needs to be done. 

Speaking of which, has anyone seen my automatic pencil? I last saw it under a pile of Caran d'ache crayons and paper tape . . . .

Happily linking to The Paint Party:


And wishing you a beautiful weekend,
Kristin xo

35 comments:

Scarlett Clay said...

You're sitting on it. :)

Just kidding, that's what always happens to me! :) Looks like another lovely piece..is that your handwriting on the skirt? Looks great!

Ayala Art said...

I love wips! The pencil....? no, haven't seen it around here ;o)

Cameron said...

Do I see the word booty there? Heehee!
It'll be nice to see this when you deem it done!

Is the pencil stuck inside a book? I use mine to hold pages....and forget they are there when I push everything aside :)

E Makes Art said...

Yes, that has happened to me a few times! So now sometimes when I'm stuck on a piece I take a photo so I can step back from it more and see what it needs. Can't wait to see this done. Of course it's going to be great :-)

xoE

craftattack said...

Looks good. I find it easier to see what is right or wrong about what I am making when I look at it as a photo! Hugs, Valerie

NatashaMay said...

That happens sometimes. :) Looks great to me though.

Mandy said...

She is looking wonderful...i actually gesso ed and drew a girl up...had plans of doing it tonight but tiredness got in my way...such is life..have a good one...xxx

Lesley Edmonds said...

Hello Kristin - check your rubbish bin I always seem to find lost arty things in mine lol!
Love this piece so far and will look forward to seeing her completed.

Netty said...

I thought losing pencils were my speciality....so glad there are more of us..........lol
Great WIP loving it. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

Diane said...

....looking good....and your pencil--Ha--you don't want to ask me! I have multiples of EVERYTHING, because it always would take me so long to find anything I would lose that I started to buy doubles--it really helps save time, and the original always pops up eventually.

Nicola said...

Yep I know exactly what you mean, I think sometimes taking photos of our paintings is a great way to be able to take a step back and see it from a different perspective!!! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!!! So nice to pop in and see you Kristin!!! :0)

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Ginny said...

I think your girl is beautiful. I love the combination of colors that you used. I am looking forward to seeing her when she is finished. (Actually, she looks perfect to me.)

WrightStuff said...

I betcha that pencil has rolled off the back of your desk!

She's cute already :)

Debbie said...

I think it looks really good as is! But yes, I have noticed that once I look at something on screen, I get more ideas for the work. 'Hope you find your pencil!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful WIP ~ she is delightful and love the little nest ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Daniele Valois said...

It's at my house. Come get it!!! :D

She is looking darling and perfect thus far!

I totally didn't realize it was friday until I saw you had a new post. Spring break head here! :P

Mary C. Nasser said...

You have such an amazing sense of color!
Really love your work!
Please let me know when you find my pencil, too. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Daniele Valois said...

Hi. I just changed my pic. I wanted to test and see if it worked! let's see...

Daniele Valois said...

Eee...just one from my phone! It worked! and now you have so many more comments!

Sadee Schilling said...

This is so sweet! I love the title, especially. Happy PPF! --Sadee @ a Picturebook Life

Carin said...

Such a lovely looking WIP! And yes, that happens to me sometimes too. Or worse, I blog it, then realise it wasn't finished at all. Seeing it up there on the screen suddenly shows up all the stuff that needs doing. BTW, love that you are writing about your booty ;-)

pauline said...

Kristin... i think she looks PERFECT, but only you know whether she's really done or not. :-) Love the title... "a mother is born"... so beautiful... happy PPF! xoxo

Beadwright said...

Ohhh yeah that happens to me as well. Seeing your art in a mirror or camera lense shows a different perspective.
Love this piece.
Nicole/Beadwright

Joanna said...

LOL! Its usually not until I upload the image & see it on the computer that I realize that changes need to be done! Isn't it amazing what a different perspective you get?!

Loving the colors of course! :)

xoxo

E Makes Art said...

Hi again! Just wanted to thank you for the compliments on my journal page! It's my favorite one that I've done so far... and it only took like 3 years to finish, lol!!! Seriously thank you.

And those journal pages you did really are incredible. I love how raw and authentic they are. Well done you!! They made me all weepy eyed!

xoE

carlarey said...

Happens nearly every time. I use it as a test to see whether or not something is really finished.

I do like this so far, can't wait to see the finished piece. You have such a way with color.

brandi said...

~ah...kristin she sings of spring and i love the name you chose...and her holding the wee little nest...did she find the babies or had they all flown away...too cute my friend...be well and much love light and blessings~

Sabina said...

Great WIP--especially the stars and the dark nest.

mette laumann said...

is beautiful
ox
Mette

Anne said...

Happens to me all the time, sometimes I take photos along the way just because for some reason it is easier to see from photograph, what needs to be done.
Your work looks lovely, keep creative! Happy PPF !

missy k said...

I love this piece Kristin..... finished or not it looks good to me.

Hope you found your pencil!

EVA said...

It's charming! Not sure what is missing...

Melinda Cornish said...

numerous times...I think that is why a lot of people will stick a painting or a quilt on a design wall and let it simmer....