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Friday, May 20, 2011

Mystery Girl

This is my entry for Paint Party Friday. I missed last week and wanted to try and get back into the groove again. This one started as a sketch on paper and then just went from there. I had these textured papers I made from the 21 Secrets journaling class and decided to work on one of those. It is a recycled magazine page, of all things, with gesso, lots of gel medium, paints, inks and whatever else I could think of added to it.

I call her my Mystery Girl. I'm not sure what to think of her. I can't say I trust her really. Once you start to look at her you get an uneasy vibe. Better trust your first instinct! ;)

Make sure to check out all of the other entries for PPF. You'll find so much talent, inspiration and cool art waiting for you!

51 comments:

Laynee said...

She does give off that uneasy vibe. I don't know how to put it. Like the moment you went to pass her, she would turn and grab you. Love it though.

PS- Stop over at my place. There's something for ya there.

craftattack said...

Great picture, but I wonder what mystery woman is up to? Happy PPF, Valerie

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I am visiting from Paint Party Friday (my first time!!)
You have no idea how I have fallen in love with your painting. I would love such artwork to grace the walls of my home.
Wishes
Lynne

Magpie said...

I love 21 Secrets, and working with magazine pages (Alma Stoller's class). It's fun to see what one can make of them!

Your elegant mystery woman in her fur coat is beautiful! I think the raven on her shoulder and the gnarled tree are nice touches and add to the mystery. I love the contrast of the lavender colors in the background.

SHERI C said...

Very mysterious indeed. Great piece! HAPPY PPF!

art2cee2 said...

She does seem very mysterious. I so like art that makes you think! :-)

NatashaMay said...

She is mysterious. :) I love the dark tree branches and the purple skies. Beautiful!

Roban Studio said...

Yes she is mysterious, but I really like this piece. Love the crow on her shoulder. This could be fabulous on a book cover for a mystery novel. Happy PPF! :-)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Pam...I LOVE this piece..and I absolutely trust her..there is something magnetic and beautiful about her..i dont fear her at all! I relate to her essence..I don't see darkness...but an empowering and beautiful poetic presence!
Hugs
Victoria

EVA said...

Oooohhh! Very cool!

Beautiful painting. i think the tree and the pet crow add to the uneasy vibe and distrust. Fabulous!

(It IS great to finish something, isn't it!)

Netty said...

Wonderful artwork Pam, she's gorgeous but a little spooky, you are right, don't trust her.... Happy PPF. Annette x

Sacred Yoli said...

Haha. I love how you think she is scandalous! Very cool, and although you may think she is sneaky, she is beautiful! You are the second person to mention 21 secrets journaling class. I am major curious!

Julie Prichard said...

Dark and mysterious..I love her!

Tammie said...

Hi Pam, I really like this piece. The dark against the colored background creates a wonderful feeling. The little bit of skin we see draws me in.

David Allen Waters said...

Puck, I think she can be trusted, it looks to me like she is protecting or hiding something...I love how this gives the feeling that you have dug deep into your soul allowing it to spill out on canvas...beautiful

<3

Pointy Pix said...

i like this girl a lot. she is quite possibly up to no good. she makes me think of a gangster's moll from the bugsy malone era! great colours and fabulous eerie tree!

Kristin Dudish said...

You are the texture master! I love how the soft areas contrast with the rough ones... beautiful!

xo
Kristin

Kat Sloma said...

Mystery girl is a great name for her. Who is she looking back at? Why is she half hiding? Lots of stories buried here. I like the black tree silhouette against the purple too!

Denni said...

I love a mystery! Her deep colors attract me she is very magnetic. She draws you in fast and that I think is what scares people.
Great piece.

Jenny Blair said...

AMAZING! Must say alot about me but I don't find her spooky at all....maybe just in need of a great big hug :) Gorgeous gorgeous textures and colours. LOVELY! xx

Heather said...

love that name, mystery girl...definitely a perfect name for this haungtingly beautiful painting. great detail with crow! it adds to the mystery! very nice!!!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Love your name for her, LOVE her expression...I not sure if I should, but I feel compelled to follow her! Also the crow was the perfect finishing touch!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Gloria said...

Love the texture in this piece and this is very mysterious. The dark with the colored background, very nice.Happy PPF!

Christine said...

she has a very mysterious look...Casablanca?

La Abela said...

That tone moradooscuro around the figure gives it a surreal and fantastic, well done.Saludos

Mary Hysong said...

oooooh I love your Mystery Girl! The surreal background, the raven on her shoulder! I love how you did the fur coat, astounding! I want to reach out and pet it! Happy PPF

Gerri Herbst said...

Very mysterious, she looks like she is right out of a 1940s mystery novel.Fabulous painting.Thanks for yr sweet comments on my peony painting today.

Bill said...

Mysterious indeed! She's wonderful! The tree and background are perfect for her. The raven totally completes the affect.

Shayla said...

VERY mysterious indeed! I love it...so alluring. I would want to meet this lady in real life. Your artwork is so wonderful! I'll be back again!!

XOXO,

Shayla

Christine Krauss said...

Your 'Mystery Girl' is just stunning Pam and I love your techniques with this! Everything is perfect and gorgeous! I really love this!!! :0)))) xxx

Diana Evans said...

oh wow PAM!!!! the mood of this piece is amazing....love it and the mystery!!!!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Fabulous and I really love the bird, it adds a whole new dimension

Hybrid J said...

Absolutely loving your mystery lady. Fabulous!

Terrie said...

love the period look of her and the background is perfect.

carlarey said...

I love a good mystery. She is just wonderful.

Anne said...

Very mysterious! Such a beautiful painting.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Interesting how we all have different interpretations of her attitude (from anger to fear) and yet we all agree on the mystery part. :)

Thanks for all your enthusiastic comments on my different works.

Her Speak said...

See looks like the kind of girl who knows where to get into trouble! I love how brooding this piece is-- with her intense gaze and those branches creeping in. Beautiful!

Melisa said...

She is up to something, that's for sure! Love the yummy purples in this.

Linda Stamps said...

Just found your blog through PPF and I had to say: this is stunning!

Carola Bartz said...

I'm not sure I'd trust her either, but she definitely is fascinating. The bird is like a bad omen... argh, I usually don't believe in stuff like that, but here I feel a bit Hitchcock. The background is gorgeous btw, I love those colors. All in all, I think this is a wonderful painting.

Sunshineshelle said...

She's a beauty Pam, love the way the colours melt & the dramatic silhouettes - very mysterious look too, wonderful!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love this, so dark and mysterious an I love the tree you've added. Just a fabulous painting!

Lori Saul said...

She does have a mystery about her especially with her raven guide...

Julie said...

Beautiful! I really like the background and the crow/raven on her shoulder.

Heather said...

She is very mysterious indeed. She is beautiful!

mice_aliling said...

Oooh, Paint Party Friday!!! I'll drop by and check it out :) Oi like your Mystery Girl, not trustworthy eh?

LovkynÄ› said...

this brought me back to a city i used to visit in my younger years, though i can't say why.

Anonymous said...

Love the texture you did an excellent job, is captivating!

Sherry said...

I love the coat - it looks furry and warm.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh my, Pam, this lady makes me want to write sexy, dark and bloody things!