Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paint Party Friday (Week 40)


"Star"
5 x 5 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Side Detail

Has anyone seen my last two weeks? I lost them right around the first of the month and haven't been able to find them since . . .  I better retrace my steps, starting with Candy Cane Lane . . . . 

Okay, truth be told, I have been arting a bit in the last few days, but haven't been able to share them here for fear of ruining any Christmas surprises. Having said that, this bitty canvas was done for a little friend of mine that'll probably not see this before it is given to her. And since I'm not naming names anyway, I hope my secret's safe with you. 

"Star" was created with pencil, water-soluble crayons and acrylic. I've been into these funky little stars lately, so they also made an appearance. Once I put one one her cheek, I was inspired to write out the word on her neck. Perfect for a pre-teen (now I've said too much) don't you think? Final touches include the use of charcoal for depth, oil pastels for a bold pop of color and Stickles glitter for the fun of it . . .

I also want to take this opportunity to send a big, huge Thank You to Denise for the following prize I recently won in her drawing. She sent along the cutest craft book along with all of the lovely, sparkly (how did she know?) things that you see below. I love them all, but I have to say, those socks are my absolute favorite! Thank you Denise, I am so very grateful.


Thank you for your visit! If you'd like to see more painted pieces, please check out the Party for yourself. 


I'll see you there,
Kristin xo

44 comments:

laurie said...

she's lovely, i love her pouty little mouth, congratulations on the great prize!

Jessica Mack said...

Agreed, she's fantastic!

Cameron said...

Teen girls and young at heart Moms alike are loving this painting!! So cute, Kristin!

Steph said...

she's lovely and cute...love the colors too!!
Happy PPf!!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous painting Kristin!!! Just love that cute little girl!!

Tracey Potter said...

Fantastic Canvas!

Ayala Art said...

Star is very cheerful, love the colors. COngrats of the prize!

craftattack said...

Love your canvas, with the stars, great colours. Hugs, Valerie

Pointy Pix said...

this is so cute! what a great pressie for someone (pre-teen or otherwise!) love her!

missy k said...

She's definately a star!

Love her funky bob!

Hope you track down your missing two weeks - I know that feeling!!!

Love Karen

ps love the candy cane photo of Kendra :)

NatashaMay said...

She is adorable! Love her little cute face. :)

Diane said...

She will love this--so fun.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Art Expression said...

So cute, cute.....love it = )

La Abela said...

I don't know... I don't know if your secret is safe, but what I do know is that she will love it. Abrazo

carlarey said...

So cute, I'll bet she loves it.

Mandy said...

Star is lovely and im sure pre teen will love it...xxx

Daniele Valois said...

She is so cute! Paige is sitting here and she say s she wants to hold one of those girls, as she is pointing to the screen! Now she just said that she likes these girls! :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Adorable painting, I'm sure it will be treasured and WOW what a windfall, congrats on your prizes!

Anne said...

This is so sweet! Will make a lovely present!

Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Congrats on your prizes, awesome. Great piece, she looks great. Happy Holidays!

Beadwright said...

This is so cute and congrats on the prizes. Your blog looks fantastic too.
Have a Happy Christmas
Nicole/Beadwright

Gloria said...

So much fun, such beautiful colors, great gift idea. I know she will love it!

SHERI C said...

She is very sweet and cute too.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

She is wonderful ~ love the colors and razzle dazzle look! ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF.

Theresa said...

Lovely girl! Great winnings. I know I feel I have lost the entire Dec. & its not even over. lol Happy PPF!

Denise said...

Your so welcome,I hope you or your daughter fit into those socks.Your painting's are bright and cheerful-just perfect for Christmas-Denise

FLO said...

I love this decorative painting and thickness of the canvas is really a very good idea

Elisabeth R said...

Oh, I love your "Star". It looks great on that type of canvas too! Your colorful girls are so sweet and fun! :)
Enjoy the next two weeks, and do not let them get lost too! ;-)

Julie said...

she looks beautiful on canvas, I love how you did this!

Joanna said...

*Star* is perfect!! The size is adorable :D & she's going to make such a wonderful gift, what a lucky gir! xoxo

Christine said...

She is sure to love this one, so cute!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Awesome Star painting!!
Her hair is my favorite!! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

Congratulations on your win Kristin and I positively adore your fabulous canvas, enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Joni Nickrent said...

CONGRATS on the win...love your little canvas...sweet perfection!

Amy said...

That is an awesome canvas..love the colors and also how thick it is..super CUTENESS! hope you are doing well this season! miss ya~

BlackPumpkin said...

Did I already tell you that I love your faces? :))

rajns (carolyn) said...

She is pure fun! The star is a great touch! I think the recipient will love her!

Carin said...

Star is so sweet! I adore her! :)

And congrats on the win :)

Heather Henry said...

OH, love this star girl. She is very, very pretty and sweet! Looks like you are keeping busy, it is that time of year! Happy Christmas to you!! :)

Joyce said...

Darling as always. In virgina for a few days to visit with my son and his family, so if I don't get by your blog before the holidays a Very Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

joanna said...

Krisin, the little girls you've been creating are absolutely awesome!! I just love the bright colours and their eyes!
Wishing you and your family happy holidays.
xoxo

Melisa said...

Oh, she's a cutie!

JKW said...

She is adorable. OMGosh I have the same problem, sometimes I work until 4 a.m. on something and can't show it until after Christmas, lol. Blessings, Janet PPF

E Makes Art said...

Ok, I seriously thought I left a comment here on this post weeks ago!! I love this girl!! She's fantastic!! And didja know my name means "star"?! Didja? So that means I like stars and therefore I like this girlie even more than I would anyway...what's not to love about that hair and those eyes and lips and colors and... and.. and... LOVE!!

xoE