Thursday, June 9, 2011

Look Within

Look Within

I just wanted to let you see the progression of my last large painting.


Getting the paint on the canvas

Drawing, cutting and pasting the head and hand

More just feeling around on what I want to do.  Tissue paper for her shirt.  Bird is starting to appear.



Put her head dress on her head with more tissue paper.  Also cut out some of the leaves.



More leaves. And defined a border. I always have a border around it.

Coming along with highlighting and more borders.


Embellishments. Oh how I love embellishments. I want to eat embellishments.

Birdie

My Lady.

Flowers and border.

Look Within
Finished

I hope everyone is doing well this week. I will not be posting until 2 weeks. (I think) I don't know if I can stay away but I am busy getting ready for June 18th, Art on the Ave.
Sooooo excited. I have to stay off the computer until June 19th.  Ok, so if you see me on here again you must scold me!!! Please!!!
Please visit Paint Party Friday and visit all my friends. I will not be able to post this week !!! But everyone else please leave a post of encouragement to everyone at PPF!!!
SEE you in 2!!!

38 comments :

Gloria said...

This is awesome Heather!! Wow, just excellent. You actually drew the head and arm on separate paper, cut out and glued on canvas??? I've never done that but that is just a great idea. Thanks for the step by step process. I love it!! Happy PPF!! Oh and good luck at the art show. Have fun.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, I LOVE this, Heather! Wonderful work! Thank you for showing your process. I never would have thought to cut the head and hands separately. Brilliant! Your painting is gorgeous and I adore all of the details. I wish you much success at the art show!

craftattack said...

wonderful picture, thanks for sharing the progress! Good luck at the show! Valerie

Magpie said...

So fun and interesting that you've shown the process. I adore the finished piece...I agree, embellishments are just awesome! Have fun and good luck at the art show :)

Erin Leigh said...

HI Heather,

I love seeing your process! It's gorgeous. Best of luck with your art show. you must take lots of pictures and tell us how it goes!
xo, erin

rachel awes said...

you leave such evidence
of how looking within
always
brings out
brilliant beauty.
love this. xo

Nelly said...

She looks great! You changed the centers of the flowers, but they really look good. Love seeing the process, I forgot how it looked in the beginning.

Pointy Pix said...

It's fantastic to see how you did this. I never would have realised that the head and hand (and all the other bits were collaged) It looks brilliant and I laughed at your love of embellishments! They look perfect!

wednesday said...

I really really love this painting. All the patterns and textures work so well together to make the whole piece really engrossing. It's just amazing.

Terrie said...

Your attention to detail is amazing; I can't imagine how long all that detailing took but it was worth every minute. The texture, color and composition are so intriguing. I love that you shared your step by step; it's so helpful for us beginners to see a process .

SHERI C said...

Your work LOOK WITHIN is engaging and charming. Colors are wonderful...I love it! HAPPY PPF!

Netty said...

Terrific painted collage and so love the bird. Happy PPF and thank you for showing the process. Annette

Christine said...

nice to see the progression of this lovely piece!

Jenny Blair said...

I love seeing the process of other artists, so great to see yours too! What an amazing finished piece..LOVE all the embellishments.think I may have to join you in eating up a few :)
I sooo hope you have the most wonderful ART avenue experience...I'm pretty sure your amazing creations will go down a storm :)xx

La Abela said...

Great job, I like her...it`s beautifull. Saludos

Sacred Yoli said...

Oh I loved watching the process almost as much as I loved your painting. Very inspiring.
Happy PPF!
Yoli

WrightStuff said...

Wow, it must have taken hours. Very impressed. Lovely piece, bet you're pleased :)

kristen said...

it is really a beautiful painting! thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your heART :)
xokp

Beth Nadler said...

Really a beautiful piece of work, Heather.
I enjoyed seeing the process, too.
xo

Sunny Carvalho said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Heather. You have such talent.

Sophia said...

Gosh Heather....this is simply amazing. I LOVE your step by step process. Thank you for sharing that. I'm truly amazed at all the detail (and time!) to create such a lovely piece.

Kristin Dudish said...

This post is fabulous! I love seeing your process... amazing :) Have fun preparing for your show (I wish I lived closer - I would totally go!)

xo
Kristin

Marlene said...

Heather this is fabulous, I enjoyed your process and I too agree, embellishments rock.

Anne said...

I loved watching the progression of this piece. Just wonderful! That birdie is so sweet!!

Enjoy your show! So exciting!!

ileana said...

Love the colors and textures and how you pieced your lady together. Beautifully done!

Hybrid J said...

Simply put - just amazing. All those details and texture ... ;)

francine said...

Wonderful

- hey bro! - said...

Wow, stunningly beautiful work here!
And I always love seeing WIP images, seeing the artwork evolve into it's final form... ^-^

Geckostone said...

Heather, this is beautiful!!!! I love the mixed media and it was so fun that you showed us the steps along the way!!! What a magical journey and it came out gorgeous!!!You are very talented!Deb

EVA said...

Fantastic to see your process Heather! Thank you!! It is beautiful and I wish you much lick and great success at the Art on the Avenue!

dragongourd said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and I love being able to see the creative process at work.

Diane said...

Oh, oh,--I am smiling--I love Her!!

Giggles said...

I love it when an artist shares their process! Thank you for that! It's a beautiful painting, love the palette you used! Inspirational!

Hugs Giggles

Tammie said...

thank you for sharing your stages! I love seeing them. I love watching your Gorgeous piece present itself! Just wonderful! Have a wonderful time away.

Cameron said...

I was clicking to enlarge all the pics...haha! I love all the eye candy you have on this piece...little details and unexpected goodness everwhere you look!

Love it :D

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and all the details! I especially enjoyed seeing its metamorphosis!
Hope you have a lovely and creative week ahead.
xo Theresa

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Have a fantastic show... the flowers your daughter has made will draw buyers in and your works will have them opening their wallets!!! Really do wish I was passing thru!
cheers, dana

jasperandblue said...

beautiful painting, i loved seeing your process, thanks for sharing..
Good luck at the art show and may you only have good weather