Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beautiful Life and Painting Progression

Beautiful Life

Well I had a totally different post today and I decided that it was just to negative to put out there into the universe.
I cried my eyes out and took a nap and I feel much better.
(And spoke to a wonderful Fellow Artist that got me through it, Thank you Joann!) 

I have to remember that I have a Beautiful Life 

You got to get thru the bad to get to the good sometimes

Call me a Sensitive Artist.
That's all!

So whoever read the last post please forgive me. 

I am just fine now.

Forgive Me!

 My painting is completed. Yay!!

Here is the Progression

 Drawing and painting the faces.

 Added some paper for the dresses

Made some paper for the hair
(My favorite part)

Added the hair and some foliage in  background

 Made some flowers

 Made some flowers and added some more foliage

This will be for sale in my Etsy shop very shortly.
8 x 10 print

Pink cheeks and completed

They are now hanging over my mantel in the living-room.

I think I will call it "Garden Party"
My 2 sisters and I were at the Garden Party the other day.
A long time tradition in our family
Hadn't been there in awhile since my Mother died.

Garden Party

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Thank you everyone who supports me thru the years. I really do appreciated it!


Ayala Art said...

I love the WIPs, gorgeous!

Marji said...

Wow, just gorgeous!! I love those girls, the paper hair you made - the whole thing is just amazing!!

Lynn Cohen said...

I adore watching how this came together. One sees so much MORE after watching the process. Thank you for sharing it. HPPF!

Christine said...

beautiful work! Sorry you are having some down times, but remember life is like that, ups and downs...for everyone I'm learning.

Linda Richardson said...

Loved watching it all come together, and I agree you see so much more! Thansk so much for sharing and glad you are having a better day!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Fun to see your process Heather, just gorgeous! ♥

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Gorgeous Girls! <3 it!
The progression is lovely to watch and Beautiful Life looks Beautiful too :)

Giggles said...

Beautiful work, I hope life looks up for you very soon!!Wonderful papers for the hair!! Thanks for sharing your process too!

Hugs Giggles

Ginny said...

Heather your work is incredibly beautiful. I loved seeing the process of the second painting. Thank you so much for taking the time to share all of the steps.

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!! And thank you for sharing the progression of your garden girls. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Heather, your beautiful life painting is indeed beautiful. I love the amazing techniques you've used to get the final results. The hair and the floral background are unique and very creative. So, I went back and read your last post and see nothing to apologize about. It is all true. We do have ups and downs and the important thing is not staying in the downs. Looks like you succeeded.

denthe said...

If you feel bad and you feel like sharing it, don't apologize. You have the right to be upset , and if sharing it with other people helps, why shouldn't you? It's good that you had a friend to talk you through it. Your new painting is wonderful. I love seeing the in progress pics, and that paper ypu made for the hair looks awesome. Love it!

Theresa Plas said...

Love it!!! I can appreciate all that hard work. I don't think people understand how many hours we put into our art sweating out each little detail. I'm happy you are feeling better Heather:) Keep on creating!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful Garden Party portraits!!I do love the painted paper hair!!
Sorry to hear you're going through difficulties. Hope it's a better week.
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Kim said...

This painting is so beautiful, I just adore your style! I didn't read the previous post but I hope you are ok, the online art world can be a hard place to be sometimes. Hugs and HPPF!

minnemie said...

I love it all, (even your honesty about having a bad/sensitive day... I get it!) but the paper and hair made me smile BIG. Just gorgeous FUN!

Nic McLean said...

I'm sorry to hear that you had something that caused you to cry your eyes out but I'm glad that the power of positive thought saw you through it and led you to a happier place again. I love the garden party - it was really good to see the progression - I had no idea parts of it were collaged but, wow! The hair and dresses are fabulous!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Heather. Beautiful work. Sorry about the down times. Just think of all the good times ahead, life is good no matter what. Your work is always outstanding.:)

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

thank you for your comment on my blog! you do very beautiful work! i hope to see more! please feel better!

dawn said...

How pretty this came out, LOVE the process and LOVE their hair!!

Sorry for the hard time your going thru, life can be hard at times. Having a good cry and a nap sounds good to me. Hope things look better this week.

Read thru your past posts and enjoyed all the beautiful art there too.

So glad I saw this, have a good week!

dawn said...

I forgot to mention...


The first painting is STUNNING, love the design and colors!!

Think that's everything, lol

Corrine at said...

Wonderful piece, love the flower additions. Happy PPF

bellefrogworks said...

I love that painting - the faces are just lovely - love the painted paper hair and the foliage and flowers. I really like all the color you use. HPPF said...

OMG Heather,Your work is awesome!!! I LOVE this painting. The colours, the patterns in their hair, the little flowers, just everything!! Thank you for sharing the progression shots, It's lovely to see your work come to life like that :)

Elisa said...

beautiful painting of the 3 women Heather! Love the process!

Siggadisart said...

Hi Heather, I just love your Garden Party, love the way you make their hair, they are so beautiful and the background is stunning.You are an artist :)Have a beautiful day :)

Melisa said...

Are you sure you want to sell it? I looks so perfect over your mantel! Loved seeing the progress pics. I'm glad you are feeling better. :)

Gloria said...

Heather these are wonderful. Thank you, too, for sharing your process. I really enjoy seeing how you made and added all the background, hair and dresses. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Love the Garden Party. Makes me want to sing that song by Ricky Nelson. :)
Your work is lovely. HPPF Nice to see it hanging.

Alicia C said...

I love these wonderful and cheery faces! Gorgeous