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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sister Love

Today is my sister's birthday. Yay! So I painted this for her. I call it Sister Love. Happy Birthday, Paula! She's the baby sister. There are five of us (3 girls, 2 boys) and I'm the oldest. She's had a rough year and I wanted to give her something to hopefully make her smile and to tell her how much I love her. Big Hug to you, sis! This will be on it's way as soon as I get it framed. This is also my entry for Paint Party Friday.

I fell in love with all of the techniques for this painting when I saw them in this book:

I LOVE it. So many ideas for mixed media and this painting was only one of them. I highly recommend it.

And Finally, Shayla From The Inexplicable Rabbit nominated me for this:

Thank you so much, Shayla! That's so sweet of you! Please check out Shayla's blog. Her artwork is incredible. I LOVE it! Now technically I'm supposed to name ten things about myself. I will, but at a later date. And as for nominating other bloggers, there are so many of you out there I couldn't possibly narrow it down. I'll just nominate all of the wonderful blogs of Paint Party Friday. THEY deserve it!

38 comments:

Incipient Wings said...

what a great gift!
i hope this year proves to be better for her:)

Kristin Dudish said...

What a lucky sister - such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! (Happy Birthday to Paula!)

That book is bookmarked in my "wishlist" - I'm glad to hear how great it is :)

xo
Kristin

EVA said...

what a fabulous gift for your sister!! Beautiful!!

I love it all but especially the fascinating floor and how it pulls all the colours together.

Jenn Girl said...

A live the floor as well and the red on the left side! Oh heck, I love it all!

Roban Studio said...

How thoughtful of you to do this lovely painting for your sis. I hope things are better for her soon. Happy PPF. :-)

J~ said...

This painting is so very gorgeous. Big big BIG Love, Sister!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is beautiful!!! wonderful painting.....Wishing your sister a wonderful Birthday....she will love this amazing gift!!!

Hybrid J said...

What a cool artwork. Love the pose of the woman ... ;)

Brown Paper Bunny said...

Fantastic! I especially love the patchwork of rectangles at the bottom, something about it is so very appealing!

Franz said...

Happy birthday to your sister, you did a gift very nice!

NatashaMay said...

The painting is awesome. You're sister will love it. And thanks for the book tip. :)

- hey bro! - said...

Awesome work, love the grungy look of all the brushstrokes!

Pointy Pix said...

what a fantastic present and a great painting with so much going on in the different techniques used! i love it as i'm sure your sister will too!

Elisa said...

This is a fantastic painting Pam! I am sure your sister would love it. Happy PPF and happy birthday to her!

Cheers,
Elisa
http://harmonythoughts.com/

craftattack said...

Love the picture you have painted for your little sis. How nice to have a big sister who makes things for you. My family seems to be a rather different category....Happy PPF, Valerie

Netty said...

Such a wonderful gift Pam for your sister. So loving all the techniques you've used and thanks for the tip on the book. Happy PPF. Annette x

La Abela said...

It's beautiful! your sister will be happy ... I love contrste the right side with flower and red tones of you girl ... great!. Saludos

ileana said...

Lucky sister and happy birthday to her!! She'll love it...the colors and patters are awesome!!

I'll be checking out that book and possibly ordering it from Amazon. Sounds inspirational!

Darla said...

What a sweet thing to do for your sister on her birthday! I am sure she will love it. Everyone else does including me! And congratulations on Versatile Blogger award.

Christine said...

what a wonderful gift for your sister Pam, it's beautiful and so personal.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a wonderful gift for your sister- I know she'll love it! This is one of the things I love about being an artist- making things for the people I love.
Oh and I just ordered that book along with Art at the Speed of Life- I was needing a couple books to take on vacation :)
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

Gerri Herbst said...

So wonderful...such a nice gift for a special sister. Happy PPF. gerri

carlarey said...

Hope your sister loves the painting. I think it's great.

SHERI C said...

A delightful gift for your sister and thanks for showing the book on Mixed Media. I want to learn more about this medium! HAPPY PPF!

Sunny Lee said...

I love your 'Sister Love' painting~ I love how the combinations of reds and golds~!!!!!!! I'm sure your sister will love the painting~ =)

art2cee2 said...

this is just stunning! I love the colors and I am sure that it will make your sister smile a great big smile. What a wonderful gift from the heart! :-) Just so you know, the captcha was "mesista." How ironic!

BahamaDawn said...

what a great gift!! mixed media to me is so freeing because there is no way i can worry about the end result....all i can do is create and the let process work into a beautiful finished piece!
happy PPF!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Birthday to your sister ;o) Your painting is fantastic Pam! I really love it! And, I know your sister will to ;o) Happy PPF!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

fantastic present...I'm sure it will make her smile, I did! Thanks for sharing the info on the book too.
cheers, dana

brendathour said...

Beautiful painting Pam, your sister is going to love it! Love the colors and the richness to it. Hope your sister has has a better year and nothing but blessings come her way, and yours! Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

That's a wonderful painting for your sister. Happy Birthday to your sister. I'm sure she will love this beautiful work. Happy PPF!

Sherry said...

Love the painting for sis. Looks hip and happy

Nicola said...

What a lovely thoughtful present! Really love her pose and those bright colours I think I might have to take a look at this book myself :0)

Giggles said...

What a loving gesture, I'm sure it will be treasured! Nice combination of texture and color!

Hugs Giggles

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Such a thoughtful, loving gift. You have captured the woman´s attitude in her body language. Great colour choices and background textures.
Happy birthday Paula! :)

Bill said...

The painting is just fantastic! I think I love the floor the best. The colors jump off the canvas.

mariasangel said...

I'm sure your sister will love it--happy birthday to another gemini friend :) that book looks quite intriguing--i will have to check it out! thanks for sharing!

Pat Tillett said...

Love that painting! The colors and her pose are great. Also, congrats on the award...