Friday, January 20, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 45)

"you. are. beauty."
8 x 8 chunky canvas

Happy PPF!

I'm on my way out of town for a little weekend with family and friends, but I wanted to share this 8 x 8 gallery-wrapped canvas with you before I scoot out . . . .

As you can see, I'm on a Life Book kick and wanted to try my luck at a brunette version of this journal page that I recently completed on the course. I put her on a chunky canvas (which, btw, is ever-so tricky compared to the watercolor paper ;) and painted the words, "you. are. beauty." to the right. 

This is a gift for my girlfriend who really is stunning, both inside and out. She has an impressive career - globe trotting around the world in the beauty industry - which is how we met over 15 years ago. She's behind the scenes doing makeup for runway shows and at high-end events and weddings rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. And once in a while, she takes me (a former makeup artist myself) along for the ride. This is dedicated to her, my purty, purty friend and host for the evening.

Flocked paper crown
Chunky sides
Stickles glitter & Swarovski crystals give her movement

Thank you for taking the time to look and comment! To see more painterly pieces, you're welcome to check out the Party for yourself . . ..


Kristin xo

43 comments:

Kathy said...

Love it.. am sure she'll love it.. have a great weekend away..
xx

Cameron said...

This is so wonderful, both the painting, and the description of your friend......she's a lucky girl!

peggy gatto said...

What a beauty, face and color!!!

carlarey said...

She sounds terrific, what a lovely way to celebrate your friendship.

Daniele Valois said...

Lovely lovely my friend. I wish I were so pretty! I like the contrast of dark hair and white skin very very much! You have a glorious weekend!!!

Mandy said...

hey there kristi...she is wonderful...i love the stamping along her hair and herl face and lips are perfection...what do you outline your lips with?have a wonderful weekend with your friends and family...xxx

Jenny said...

So gorgeous Kristin... and lovely to see on canvas... am sure your friend is going to LOVE this...
Have a fabulous weekend...

Jenny x

Helen Campbell said...

Wonderful canvas. Your friend will be thrilled. Have a fun weekend away!

Netty said...

Terrific canvas. Your friend will adore it. Have a great weekend, Annette x

WrightStuff said...

Lush - incredible colour with impact.

Christine said...

she is so pretty on canvas! Have a great weekend!

sugar Creek said...

Wow I love her eyes!!
The color reminds me of a blue snow cone! xx

Renee! said...

Awww... very perty!! You are beautiful too!!!

Carolyn Dube said...

Love your attention to detail! The little flourishes, the sparkles, the beauty mark!

laurie said...

its lovely, I love the color,

Tammie said...

such a wonderful gift and awesome that you used one piece to inspire another!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

She is beautiful! Love the lettering too :)
Happy PPF, and have a wonderful weekend!

Joanna said...

Wonderful! Clever you!

I'm still fighting with my Life Book inner goddess, she keeps on coming out looking like something from a horror film!! With a trout pout. Oh well, back to the drawing board, literally!

Have a lovely weekend,

xx

Gloria said...

This is great Kristin. Love this piece. Those lips, woo hoo. Luscious. Great job. Have a great weekend and nice to see you.

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin!!! this is soooooo cool! What a wonderful gift for your friend. I love the way you've done the words, I struggle with how to do words in paintings but love this style!!! You really are on a roll and have found your niche!!! Beautiful lady love that dark hair!!! :0)

Faye said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous canvas. What a wonderful gift for your friend.
Faye

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is a great life book face... I haven't even started mine yet and you are doing multiples.... I am waiting for school to start again next week and then I am going to get to it... I really love this though and your friend is beyond spoilt.... she is going to love it...xx

Magpie said...

You have painted her beautifully, and I'm sure she will love it! I love the little crown on her head :D

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

She is beautiful Kristin! I am sure your friend is going to adore it. :) I am still trying to catch up with Life Book. You are VERY inspiring. Have a fantastic weekend. xxoo

Carin said...

She's just beautiful Kristin! I'm sure your friend is going to love her. Have a nice weekend away! xoxo

Diane said...

She's beautiful and how could you not love her!...such a thoughtful gift--I know you're friend will cherish it.

missy k said...

She's gorgeous... your lucky friend is sure to love her!

Hope you have a great weekend

Lots of love

Karenx

brandi said...

~bright bold and beautiful tribute and gift to and for your friend...wishing you a wonderful weekend away...much love light and blessings~

Anne said...

Lovely! What a perfect tribute to your sweet friend!

Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love this portrait and its combination of black and intensely bright blue! And of course the crown and its pattern is fabulous!

♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lesley Edmonds said...

She's just lovely. Your detailed painting is wonderful - you would make a brilliant illustrator :)

Anne said...

Lovely colourful work!

Theresa said...

Love the colors, she is delightful!

EVA said...

Is she EVER beautiful!!

Your friend will love her! Gorgeous.

Heather Henry said...

Very pretty! The blue behind the dark hair and words really makes it pop. Your friend will be thrilled, I'm sure! Happy day to you! :)

missy k said...

Oh Kristin, thank you for your sweet comment. You made me smile. I have to say if I could create what you do I would GLADLY spend all day on it:)

Hope your weekend was fantastic!

Karenx

E Makes Art said...

Hey Girly! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! This is SUCH a gorgeous painting!! I'm sure your friend will treasure it. LOVE the colors, and her eyes, oh and that blue streak in her hair!!

xoE

Geckostone said...

Wow, she is sooooooo lovely!!!

joanna said...

Beautiful!! Your friend is going to love this Kristin! Have a great trip :))

Ella said...

She is stunning! How fun you were part of the make up world! I love the colors you chose, she really is gorgeous! Your friend will love her~
Have a wonderful time on your trip!!!

SHERI C said...

Love the boldness of your colors and strong lines. Great piece.
Belated Happy PPF wishes!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Amy said...

Hello girlie, I do miss you..this is more than Beauty..it is GORGEOUS'ness!!! I love the striking blue backing..especially with the black. I love the thickness of the canvas too.

Scarlett Clay said...

I love this one, too! Love the dark brunette with the blue eye-shadow and blue background, and the little beauty mark..perfect touch! These are so fun, thanks for sharing them all!

Scarlett