Thursday, December 1, 2011

Paint Party Friday (Week 38)

"Merry & Bright"
8 x 12 Moleskine Journal

Caran D'Ache watercolor crayons and Liquitex acrylic
Background stamping & Stickles glitter tree
Pencil used for text & shimmer spray for texture

Happy PPF! 

Thanks for taking a peek at my attempt to muster up some Holiday Spirit . . . now, if I can only finish that tree . . . 

To see more painterly pieces, please feel free to check out the fabulous Party below:


Christmas Kisses, 
Kristin xo

55 comments:

laurie said...

beautiful,, I love the colors in this,

Gloria said...

Just beautiful, loving the colors. Happy PPF!

Ella said...

How bright and beautiful is Merry!
Wow, this really pops, love it~xox

Heather said...

I love your little Elf!! So bright and cheery!

Gloria said...

Love"Merry"s" pretty pink lips! The little star on her cheek is a nice touch, too. Wonderful colors. How do you attach these into your journal ?

Elisabeth R said...

Love it! Sweet colors for Christmas! And - you already know I love the glitter on the tree! ;)

Mandy said...

oh my...she is wonderful..i just love your girls you do...the colours are fantastic...such a happy piece ti look at..i love Christmas...lol...xxx

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

If this is what you do when you are attempting to muster some holiday spirit I would hate to see what yo could turn pout in full on holiday mode... awesome pic...xx

Joanna said...

Love those colours, they're so not what is expected!

Gorgeous Merry girl with her cute glittery tree.

xxx

Heavens2Betsy said...

Beautiful Kristin, absolutely beautiful - so bright and vibrant! Thank you for your visit and kind words. penny x

craftattack said...

Just beautiful! Valerie

Pointy Pix said...

this is lovely and I like that you didn't use 'traditional' Christmas colours (as made popular by Coca Cola!) of reds and greens. It's hard not to but you've made this a gorgeous festive illustration with pinks and blues instead!

Diane said...

Your art always makes me smile!
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:)
:)
Thank You!

carlarey said...

Yes, love the bright colors, and her stripey cap. You must have had fun creating this.

SHERI C said...

She is very pretty and I love your color choices. Happy PPF!

Nelly said...

Oh the colors and that beautiful mouth. This makes me very happy today. Happy PPF!

La Abela said...
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La Abela said...

The girl eyes are sades, Why? it`s Chistmas...Saludos

Fallingladies said...

Great art! Love the colors and style!

NatashaMay said...

So pretty and all dressed up for christmas. :)

Yvonne said...

Love it and it sure gets me in the Christmas spirit.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creation ~ colorful and always love your work ~namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Anne said...

How sweet! Lovely bright colours too.

hastingshall2 said...

What gorgeous colors you have in your delightful painting, Kristen.
Faye

EVA said...

Merrily bright and vibrantly colourful. Gorgeous!!

Carol said...

So sweet and I love love the colors!!!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your painting brought me such holiday cheer with it's fun style and bright colors!

Scarlet said...

I'm ready to celebrate! Beautiful work...love the colors!

Cameron said...

Merry and bright, indeed!! The colors just make me smile and all the glitter just sings of Christmasy magic!! So cute, Kristin!!

WrightStuff said...

What a lovely colour combination matched with such beautiful eyes! Perfecto!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your work never ceases to amaze me! :)
It is such a pleasure to see your new pieces each Friday.

I LOVE these colors and composition!
Do you give classes?

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Joanna said...

OH Kristin, I swear with each piece you create I say it's my favorite! These eyes are absolutely breathtaking, they seem to want to draw me in...just beautiful & Merry & Bright of course :)

Cheers! xxoo

Julie said...

wow! This is so vivid, stunning! I love your art, it always makes me smile. :)

Magpie said...

I love that you've changed up the Christmas colors for this whimsical illustration!

Natasha said...

I love the colours and the composition in this spread. So vibrant. :)

Daniele Valois said...

oh, she makes me happy. Adore the colors and I love that paint too...my fav!

lovity love love!

Steph said...

beautiful!! I LOVE the colors !!! happy weekend!!

Christine said...

Love your Xmas painting!

JessiVille said...

A stunning piece Kristin! The vivid colors are yummy and I think this should be made into xmas cards. Merry rocks!
Jessi xox

Pam Tucker said...

A very festive piece! This is becoming one of my new favorite color combos. Really love how you paint the eyes! :)

Scarlett Clay said...

Super Merry and wonderfully bright!! Wow, that green really pops off the page, love the fun colors and sweet design..have fun decorating! :)

~Scarlett

Tracey Potter said...

So Festive, it's a lovely piece. Happy Holidays!

missy k said...

She's lovely Kristin....

Such pretty colours.... I am feeling merry and bright .... I just had my first mince pie of the season.... a Helston Blumenthal one with pine sugar!!!!

Have a lovely weekend

Karenx

JKW said...

Very refreshing new view of holiday with soft tones. I do see the spirit of the holiday. Blessings, Janet PPF

BlackPumpkin said...

Lovely! the colors are so bright!!

E Makes Art said...

Girl, your journal is going to be such an amazing keepsake for Kendra!! I love your Merry girl!! She really does make me feel merry and bright!!

And thanks for being excited about my "moo news", haha!! I wish I could help you with the where/if to sell decision, but since I haven't even tried it quite yet I have no advice for you, lol!! Some friend I am, huh ;-)

xoE

Melisa said...

SWEET!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Kristin, this is so Caaaa-uuute!(I tried to spell that they way I was saying it to myself. lol)The colors look so great together, the lettering is fab, and that whimsical little tree is darling! xxoo

E Makes Art said...

Hi again! Just had to tell you that the new photo you have in your sidebar of your sweet little "Candy Cane Connoisseur" is fantastic!!! I love it!! Man she's a cutie!!

xo

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Denise said...

I'm so curious and concerned.Did you not get your felt book I sent you ? I sure hope so.Maybe it got lost?I know it didn't have to go far.Merry Christmas-Denise

Denise said...

Thank you Kristin,I got your e-mail too and left you a response :)

Denise said...

Last night I was in B&N and enjoyed telling my husband,"see this?I know her".HeeHee It was wonderful-congrats again

joanna said...

I love the bright colours in this, Kristin! I have a little surpize for munchkin on my blog :)
xoxo

Amy said...

very cheery and bright..I LOVE your moleskin style!!! Great book..can't wait to see future pages