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Friday, July 1, 2011

Paint Party Friday

This is a painting I did early last year in one of Misty Mawn's classes. It was my first attempt at using Shiva Oil Paintstiks. I really liked them! Not at first, but after getting used to how they worked (and with Misty's guidance). Now I use them in my encaustic painting for different effects but they are fun to play with. This is done on watercolor paper. As you can see I did smear a little in the background but I never really painted the background, so technically it isn't finished. Maybe that's why it's still untitled?  ;)

Check out all the other entries for Paint Party Friday. There is always a lot of inspiration to be found there. Thank goodness it's raining here today. I get a day off from shoveling gravel! Yay! Hubby picked up another load yesterday so tomorrow I know what I'll be doing...

35 comments:

Micael 'Rabbit' Chadwick said...

She reminds me of someone and I can't figure out WHO!

I can't do those dumb ol' sticks. They hate me. I tried. I tried again. They still hate me.

I'll stick to my watercolor and acrylic, I think.

This is awesome, though. I envy you that.

Marlene said...

She is beautiful. I have not used paint sticks, maybe someday.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! Love that face. My paintsticks are called "crayons." The lines were never my friends...

Netty said...

Your painting is so lush and glowing Pam. Happy PPF, Annette x

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Pam...wow..she is gorgeous and her skin tones and colors are so beautifully rich and smooth and serene...just wonderful!Her eyes are very mesmerizing and deep..she reminds me of someone..she is breathtaking..
Victoria

David Allen Waters said...

darlin Puck, she is beautiful...she reminds me of the actress, oh gawd, what is her name....Jenny McCarthy:)

Luv her and you

Christine said...

she looks so real, like a photograph, besides being beautiful.

NatashaMay said...

Oh, I love her intense look. :)

Tammie said...

I love the unique expression you gave her. wonderful to hear about these stix. I have a few and have not used them, perhaps you will inspire me.

craftattack said...

Great face, she looks really determined, nobody to mess with! Hugs, Valerie

carlarey said...

She is intense. Can't wait to see what kind of background you add.

Gloria said...

She looks mysterious and daring. Great job! Looking forward to the background. Have a great weekend.

ileana said...

She has something she's hiding and it's a perfect look for a portrait. Wow, you've captured something deep here...and I love that you're using those sticks. I've been dying to try them! Great job!!

Theresa said...

Very cool! I have never used oil sticks something I must try. Love her. Happy PPF! Theresa

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh look at that gaze... mesmerizing!
I haven't used paintstiks since college... I used to love them... might have to revisit them...

Wishing you a wonderful (gravel-free) weekend!

xo
Kristin

Pointy Pix said...

she's beautiful and she reminds me of someone too but i can't think who- someone from the 60s.

Her Speak said...

Love the intensity of the gaze! Happy PPF. :)

Julie said...

She has a really nice beauty...in the gaze....great painting! Happy PPF!

Auroran Lauriel said...

I agree with the posts above--a great portrait of intensity. She's lovely.

Hybrid J said...

Love the expression on her face, strong and feminine. Nice work!

Bill said...

For a minute I thought she was going to be naked, and I got rather nervous. At my age, you just don't want too many surprises! :O)

mice_aliling said...

I love the old-fashioned feel of her. Almost nostalgic...

Mynx said...

She looks like Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha in Bewitched) to me. Although more intense. It is different but I like it

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Great job! She's got such an intense look...

SHERI C said...

You definetely caught the mood of intense with her. great use of medium. HAPPY PPF!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I really like her face and your composition is great!

Melisa said...

There is such intensity in her gaze. I think you should give her a background and frame her.

JessiVille said...

Great expression! She does remind me of a couple of famous girls but she is your creation and she's beautiful. I got some of the paintsticks but have not used them. Feeling a little unsure about them I guess. Maybe it's time to try them out.
Jessi xox

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Pam,
Love this painting, the woman is wonderful.Thanks so much for your kind words on my flower painting for PPF. take care, gerri

BahamaDawn said...

beautiful portrait! i have not tried paint sticks yet....keep thinking about it but havent tken the plunge :)

Mary Hysong said...

loving her intense gaze; whoever she is, she is strong willed and opinionated, at least that is how she looks. happy ppf!

Phoenix Peacock said...

those are some killer eyes. well done

Anne said...

I think it looks great! I really powerful piece!

EVA said...

Lovely!! Are paintsticks like pastels? It rather looks like that effect.

You did a fabulous job with her skin!

Good luck with the gravel. I ache just hearing about it!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Oh, taht expression! So powerful. She reminded of the girl that played Herminione in Harry Potter.
I saw soembody else being reminded of Samantha. We might be onto something here. :)