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Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Gotta Be Me

I Gotta Be Me                                                    
             
"Be yourself. The world worships the original" -- Ingrid Bergman

This is my entry for Paint Party Friday. The Muse had some fun this week! We really loosened up and decided to do a painting on old book pages. I was inspired after seeing Rabbit's painting a couple of weeks ago using that technique. I also wanted to use my Inktense pencils along with the acrylics. So this week was all about experimenting. After it was all over, this gal emerged. She had a little attitude and I liked that. She just seemed to be saying, "Here I am. Take it or leave it. But this is me." And that's kind of how I've been feeling lately. So, I left it at that. ;)

Be sure to check out all the other entries for Paint Party Friday at the link. There is a great mix of artists who join in each week. It usually takes me a few days to make my way through the list but it's worth it.

49 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Great!
What a face she has on her...
I also love the colors!
Hope you are having a good week Pam.

Pat Tillett said...

Great!
What a face she has on her...
I also love the colors!
Hope you are having a good week Pam.

David Allen Waters said...

OMG, you are rocking the art girl :)

luv it

Gloria said...

Wind blown hair looks great. I like the news print peeking through as well as the colors you used. Very nice. Happy PPF!

EVA said...

I love her hair and her expression! Another fabulous piece with a great combination of techniques!

Roban Studio said...

I'll take you just as you are Pam! :-) This painting is rockin awesome! I love the red lips. I love red lips...maybe cause I think it looks horrible on me and admire those who can wear it. I especially love her eyes and the look she has. Her windblown hair adds mystery to the piece and colors all work together so well. The text adds delicious texture. This is Fab!! Happy PPF. :-)

Rosie Kaplan said...

Always different, always good!

Diana Evans said...

oh Pam!!! this is fantastic!!!! what a great piece!!!

Happy PPF!!!

Tammie said...

This is wonderful Pam, she does have a great expression. I love hearing what you used to create your piece!

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous! I love her face and her attitude! :)

craftattack said...

Great portrait, and lovely idea painting on a book page! Valerie

Netty said...

Have stamped on book pages but never considered painting on them so thank for the inspiration. Your lady is so lovely and to me she looks quite thoughtful and a bit concerned. Great how we all see different things in a face. Enjoy the weekend Pam. Annette x

Hybrid J said...

Loving your artwork. And the use of old book give such warm feeling of the entire painting. Fantastic! ;)

La Abela said...

Hi Pam, I love this picture is free and transmit power and beauty, well!. Hug

mel said...

FAB! i keep hearing rave reviews about these Inktense pencils....did you like 'em? lol

i may have to buy some now...the colours in this piece are SO vibrant!

xo

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Awesome...excellent experiment! Great color - she is all attitude!
cheers, dana

Yvonne said...

I love to experiment and yours turned out wonderful. The colors just jump out at you. Great job! Happy PPF.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

She is wonderful- I LOVE her 'tude! Great colors too. Isn't it just so much fun to experiment and PLAY?!?! PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..FAB!! I love her..she is like an explosion of life! She also has a strong energy and spirit to her..and then you can also see this glamour girl and vintagey-feel to her face and eyes..yet she has broken free..vibing out in her own unique way...i love her. I feel like she will not allow anything to contain her, restrain her or hold her bakc anymore..I am in love with this one Pam for mnay reasons..brilliant work..I feel full of pizazz now!
HUgs
Victoria~

- hey bro! - said...

Awesome work, that lady sure has attitude and personality!
The text adds such interest, like she's trying to stand out and be herself while media tries to tell us how we all "should" be to fit in...

Melisa said...

I love working on book pages because I think it is so interesting to see the text showing through. Love this girl's wild hair and the wonderful colors!

art2cee2 said...

She is just beautifil!

✌Rabbit said...

Oh yay! She's up finally. Startled the hell out of me to open this up this morning because she was in my dream - but I had forgotten who she was or where she came from until I saw this!

You know you've arrived when your art haunts the sleep of other artists...

SHERI C said...

This piece is Great! I love seeing new tecniques and styles. HAPPY PPF!

WrightStuff said...

I certainly feel inspired by this.. Hmm, I think my inktense pencils may be coming out later...

Kristin Dudish said...

Your girls always have the most fabulous hair... wheeee! The bold primary colors go so well with this piece :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. The book pages make a great background!

Marlene said...

Love her, and yes you can see her attitude, well done. I have been using old book pages in some of my art lately and love the effect they give.

Jenny Blair said...

She's LOVELY..such beautiful turquoise eyes....piercing and questioning at the same time...
Love the book pages behind her also..a fantastic experiment :)x

Heather said...

Very beautiful painting. I love the painting on text. I do it often. It just add something to the piece. Well done! Happy PPF!

Denni said...

Hi Pam,
She is beautiful! I love when faces just show up...where do they come from!
I also like a woman with some sass.
Denise

lenoracle said...

Love it! I've painted on old book pages before, it adds great texture and atmosphere. Turned out great. Happy PPF : )

Gerri Herbst said...

Brillant. You gotta have attitude to survive. I just love this. Great technique too. take care, gerri

Mary Hysong said...

Great image. I like the text showing through, like she is emerging from the pages of the book as you read. Happy PPF!

Sunshineshelle said...

Wooo you go girl, this is fantastic!! Colours jump, such a wonderful draw/painting, experiment (?) VERY successful, you & your muse rock!

Bill said...

She just jumps off the page! Awesome colors. And we'll take you just the way you are! :O)

Christine said...

she's beautiful, love the colours.

Andrea C said...

I love that wistful look on her face and the fact you painted it on a printed page (genius). FAbulous work x

Leovi said...

Beautiful look, I love the texture that provides the text, and of course those wonderful colors. A greeting.

Pearson Report said...

Great post - I like IB's quote!

What else can we ever be - if not our singular self!

I really like this painting and this gal's attitude - you captured her "take it or leave it" look beautifully.

Her eyes are so piercing...

I confess I am ignorant to these Inktense pencils - but you and Rabbit use them beautifully.
I will have to google them and see what they are all about.

Hugs, Jenny

Pearson Report said...

I'm back to let you know I just googled Inktense pencil and saw a video - totally awesome.

Makes me want to rush out and get a set!

But...since I like painting with words I will enjoy these incredible pencils vicariously through your work!

Cheers, Jenny

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your comments. :)

Anne said...

I love this new painting! She turned out wonderfully, I especially love her hair and her expression. The text bleeding through looks wonderful, too.

Pointy Pix said...

She's a stunner! Reminds me a little of a young Blondie! I love the technique you used of using the old book paper. So many wonderful ideas discovered each week at the party!

Annabelle said...

Okay she must be someone from the past you once met.....she is a real captivating vision. Beautiful and very unique work!

Lynette said...

Love the text behind the image and the "text"ure it creates! Lovely!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wow, that´s really a woman with attitude! Love the background.Super cool. Thanks for the inspiration (I see a painting on books in my future ;) )

Carola Bartz said...

I love this - the book pages as a layer and then paint on them - beautiful Great colors - I love the hair!!!

lisa fulmer said...

she is FAB!

mice_aliling said...

I've tried this before...only I was doing silhouettes of birds :) I like the texture of old books...the vintage-y feel...that's the old-fashioned me. I know it's been a while but I hope all is well, Pam :)