Friday, October 7, 2011

Paint Party Friday! (Week 30)

"Hello, Bird." 
WIP
16 x 20 Canvas Panel

I made it! I've been loitering around Paint Party Friday for a few weeks now promising myself that I'll join the fun, but today I actually did something about it! I've been in somewhat of a collage kick since the Summer and I have to say that it felt good to get out the 'ole paints again and have a go . . .

"Hello, Bird" is very much a work in progress: as a matter of fact, all I have now is this floating head on a large 16 x 20 canvas panel:


It's being done for my childhood friend who dislikes (I'm being nice) birds so much, it has become her nickname.  I'm not sure where I will go from here (although you can bet there'll be a bird in there somewhere ;) but I appreciate the chance to show you what I've done so far. Fingers crossed, I'll have it finished by next week at this time. . .

Thanks to Eva & Kristin for their wonderful idea and generous spirit in putting this party together: I have to say, I love it already! 


Kristin xo

36 comments:

Heather Henry said...

This is truly lovely. The blue is brilliant and I can't wait to see the finished piece. I know it will be magical. I love it and I'm certain your friend will too.

Janie Husband said...

beautiful.......i love her blue hair and big eyes..

Gloria said...

Very nice Kristin. Her big blue eyes are awesome.

Mandy said...

I love her and her eyes are amazing...I have a huge fear of birds too but I have them in many of my pieces...go figure!...now I thought you already did ppf coz I was loitering there last week...lol...I wonder then where I got the link from?...mmmm...have a great weekend...xxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely painting ~ Love her! I assume you are using acrylics ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Joni Nickrent said...

oh, what fun...love her whimsical and wonderful look! Blue-tiful! Thanks for popping by over at POP ART MINIS and your awesome comment! Happy PPF!

carlarey said...

She is so cute...can't wait to see the finished painting.

I had a friend who had a pigeon phobia. Didn't know until we walked through a park in New York, someone spooked a flock of pigeons and she freaked right out.

Linda R. said...

Oh my stars.. This is amazing.. I just love those eyes.. Maybe one day I will be able to paint gorgeous eyes like that.. Happy Friday!!!

Hugs, Linda

Emakesart said...

Yay for you!! I've been interested in PPF too, but just haven't had much time lately. I'm glad you got your paints out because you sure know how to use them ;-)
I'm totally laughing at your friends story... I love that it became her nickname!! soo funny! Of course there needs to be a bird in there!!

xoE

Christine said...

loving her blue hair!

Emakesart said...

Hee hee!! yes we are crossing! Thanks... it was a fun painting! And I thought of you when photographing it on that door!! And I think I just might try to join in with PPF... good incentive to get into the studio. But no guarantees.. you know how things have been lately, lol!!

xoE

Giggles said...

Absolutely lovely painting...can't wait to see the finished product.. Well done thanks for sharing..so pretty!! Happy ppf!!

Hugs Giggles

craftattack said...

Beautiful painting, Kristin, and nice to see you at the party! Valerie

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Gorgeous! You paint such lovely eyes and faces Kristin :)
Jan x

NatashaMay said...

Lol! How can someone dislike birds? :) Did she watch Hitchcock's movie one too many times? :) Love your floating head. I'm sure she'll look fantastic with a bird on her shoulders. :)

WrightStuff said...

I'm so glad you joined in - about time I say!!

Mandy said...

lol...i am stalking you...i linked mine up too...i love that place coz i rewally missed seeing work when your summer of colour stopped...xxx

Yvonne said...

The blue hair really makes her jump out at me! Wow! Love the huge eyes too. Very nice.

Manon said...

Blue is so one of my favourite colours. Lovely painting

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Kristin! LOVE your blue girl with her pretty eyes and gorgeous hair! Your daughter's photos always make me smile, too. Have a fun weekend, Kathy

Jackie said...

Gorgeous and very striking! Look forward to seeing the rest of her.

Joanna said...

Oh she's beautiful! Well done so far Kristin, looking forward to seeing where you go from here.

Hmmmmm, you might have just inspired me to join in with Paint Party Friday!

xx

Becca said...

Wow, beautiful piece, I love her hair. What a fun name and story about your friend. She will love this! That name "bird" would be so much better than being called spider. Lol I dislike those so much! Happy PPF!

PaperPumpkin said...

Student of the month! Woot! Smooky luv! I am proud indeedy! Does this call for an ice cream celebration?

Tracey Fletcher King said...

wonder how I would look with blue hair..... Got me inspired!

Lesley said...

Hi Kristin - Happy PPF! Two newbies together then :)

I love this WIP. How do your get such symmetry in your faces? She is perfect and those eyes.....

Looking forward to seeing how she progresses.

:)

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Looks like the beginning of something wonderful! The paint party friday sounds so fun....oh if I only had more time! :)
~Scarlett

Nicola said...

Wow Kristin, she is lovely! I can't wait to see her finished, love the blue hair! It's been a while between visits but every time I come you have taken your art up another notch! Wow!!! So nice to catch up and say hi thank you for visiting!! :0)

And Happy Birthday to your baby I can't believe she is 6!!! Where did the last couple of years go??? My youngest baby turns 5 this coming Saturday!!!
Kendra is certainly a gorgeous little thing!
Take care
xoxox

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.... still thinking about blue hair - why wait until I am old!xx

creatingme said...

So happy you are doing PPF now. I love her. The second I saw it she just shouted your name!

Geckostone said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I love her hair! Awesome! Deb

Joanna said...

She is simply gorgeous Kristin!! Your use of color here makes her such a joy to look at :) xoxo

Cameron said...

I love the blue of her hair! Amusing that her dislike became her nickname!

Perhaps the next part of the painting is a huge swarm of birds in the distance and just one sly decoy winking or something...haha....poor girl :)

Whatever you decide....she is soooo cute!

Melisa said...

It's looking great so far! I'm curious to see what you'll do for the background. Maybe next Friday!

EVA said...

Welcome to Paint Party Friday! great to have you join in!

She is beautiful! Love the blue hair and looking forward to seeing more!

smudry said...

So beautiful... like everything else you do! I am a lucky girl...
Can't wait to see the finished product.