Friday, March 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday

First of all I was excited to hear about and decided to join in on the fun at Paint Party Friday 
Usually I dabble a bit in art by drawing on paper with micron pens.
  Sometimes I do a little painting with my twinkling H2O's.
But for this paint party I pulled out a canvas and some acrylics.
What a fun party right?
Right!
Using favorite colors for my palette
Lime green
Turquoise Blue
Dark Midnight Blue
Purple
White
Smeared paint on canvas and started painting not knowing where it would go.
She emerged
with a melancholy look.
I let some water color drip across her hair which adds to the feeling.
This was a blast!
Can't wait to see what you did!

28 comments:

  1. She turned out lovely! Love the color combination and the watercolor in her hair works great!

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  2. She looks like a magical sea nymph!
    I love your painting style, Gemma. You make it seem so easy :)
    XoX

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  3. Lovely palette. :-) Definitely adds character to the piece.

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  4. Very pretty and I like your color palette. And, yes this is fun.

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  5. Her eyes are sparkling - nice colors, too! Nice to meet you through paint party friday

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  6. I love her Gemma, especially the lime colors. She does sparkle and the watercolor dripping down her forehead adds to the dazzling effect. Have a great weekend.

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  7. So looks so mythical! I never would have thought to use those colors on a face. There's something just magical about it with the colors and her hair, and...wow!

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  8. Gemma, she's great! I love your color palette....some of my favorites, too.

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  9. Oh I love all the colot.. Nice job.

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  10. so gorgeous...i love the unique edge to this piece..wonderfully inspiring and such a colofrul mystique!! brilliant!!

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  11. I have been a very original work, the look of the girl is disturbing. Greetings

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  12. Nice job...love the turquoise and purple mixed together. :)

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  13. she looks very attractive, such beautiful eyes.

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  14. I love the colors you used on her! She is beautiful! :-)

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  15. What a very cool color palette! I think the dripping definitely adds to the mood of this piece.

    I'm so glad you joined the party!

    xo
    Kristin

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  16. WOW...great job, Gemma! You used all my favourite colours too ~ :)

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  17. I like her expression sort of bemused & cool. Love the colours you've used. I'm sure there's a fantasy story that would feature her. My imagination is off creating her story....

    Kat :-)

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  18. This is quite different and unique...a green goddess with Magic in her eyes. Beautiful piece and gorgeous choice of colors.


    Annabelle >^.^<

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  19. Gorgeous! I love the color palette. Unexpected but lovely!

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  20. Great use of non-trad colors. She is beautiful and fun.

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  21. So happy you had such fun Gemma - she turned out great!! It almost looks like she has a bit of tear welled up in her eyes, yet they sparkle still!

    Great to have you at the party!!

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  22. Wow, great unexpected colors together. Enjoying the PPF.

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  23. Oh, I love portraits in unusual colors. This is great!

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  24. fabulous color mix!!!
    she is a beauty!

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  25. You just listed all my favorite colors too- she is awesome! Don't you love it when playing around turns out so beautifully?

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  26. Her expression defies melancholy to me, Gemma. I think she is just a beautiful woman! And that palette is my favorite too, though admittedly I never tried painting with my favorites. An exercise must do for another day.

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  27. She looks magical to me! I love your process of applying paint and seeing where it takes you. So fun! Your colors are wonderful together!! :)

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  28. love the colours you have used she's great... nice to meet you...

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