Friday, March 16, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 1!)

"Little Blue Girl"
4 x 4 Canvas Panel

I found the coolest set of canvas panels - all 4 x 4 in size - perfect for tiny moments of inspiration. This week, I'm joining Party with my first, "Little Blue Girl." She started life like this:

Panel covered in decorative paper and a rough sketch before being sanded and sealed with clear gesso.

I then added color with acrylic and Caran D'Ache watercolor crayons, crackle medium, charcoal, oil pastels, Stickles glitter and a bedazzled butterfly. 

Thanks for looking! I'll see you at the Party . . . .


Kristin xo

40 comments:

Janet said...

So cute!! I like the glittery butterfly in her hair.

craftattack said...

What a gorgeous little Miss Blue! Hugs, Valerie

Debbie said...

Very cute! I love those little canvases, too.

Heather said...

oooh, i really like the intensity of the blues....great piece. thanks for sharing the beginning sketch, too!
happy ppf!

Netty said...

Loving this very cute girl and her gorgeous bow lips. Happy PPF, x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Dynamic painting ~ she is wonderful! ~~ thanks namaste, Carol ^_^

mette laumann said...

Thats pretty ! I like that lady a lot!
Mette ox

Catherine... said...

Great job...love the colours..they really pop... :)

Daniele Valois said...

I adore her!!! You must love my dark hair and little bangs I think! ;p

I love this paper and how you kept the paper as her face! You know I love that. And she is so you and ok, the butterfly is fab and I love the black edging! Ugh, now I think she is my fav!!! You kill me with awesomeness!!!

Daniele Valois said...

Oh, and I am so working hubs right now to go to Art and Soul!!! ...he says "ya!" and he says Little Blue Girl is cute!

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

She's so cool--I love the use of the decorative paper, and think that set such a great tone for the rest of the piece!

Jennibellie said...

Just lovely, I love layers peeking through, tfs, Jennibellie xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

A tiny perfect work of art. just lovely Kristin!
Happy weekend.
Lesley x

Janet Ghio said...

I love your blue girl!! She's wonderful!

E Makes Art said...

Tiny canvases are so fun! You're Little Blue Girl is so sweet. I love the polka dots... they're like sweet freckles. And of course the bedazzled butterfly is the perfect touch!
And thanks friend, I hope you have a great weekend with your fam too!

xoxoE

Gina Sismilich said...

One cool blue lady!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your blue girl! :)
Thank you for showing the process of how you begin.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Mandy said...

ahead Ian brilliant...she looks sophisticated with germ black hair and fringe...and that butterfly just adorable...you are amazing!...xxx

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

So sweet! Love her! And also - they make clear gesso? I didn't know that!

Petrea said...

Oh she is Bluetiful (sorry couldn't resist) thanks for sharing part of the process- really inspiring! Happy PPF!

Hybrid J said...

What a fun girl ... just a joy to look at!

missy k said...

She's gorgeous... I love her blue highlights and how you have highlighted around her whole shape.

Super sweet :)

What a cute size to work on 4 x 4

Joanna said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous colours and I love that she is so small and cute.

My teenage daughter and I looked at this last night and she just sat there sighing, amazed at your talent.

Well done, Kristin,

xx

sugar Creek said...

I love this blue witha pop of that green! Love her! xx

Anne said...

Very cute! Love the blue, so fresh and intense, and the pretty butterfly on her hair! <3

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Her personality shines through. Wonderful size and awesome presentation with the books.
Great to be able to see how she started, it´s wonderful to witness teh artist´s process.

RainCityGirl said...

She is sweet. Love that butterfly in her hair. Happyy PPF!

kae pea said...

Love the polka dot background! She is very sweet. I also really like this size too...fun to work small ...makes it like a treasure!

Janelle said...

She's pretty! Perfect for this time of year. I love the butterfly too.

Heather Henry said...

So blue and so darling. Love it! :)

Scarlett Clay said...

You know I'm partial to butterflies so this is definitely one of my favorites that you've done, it looks a lot bigger to me so you've really packed a lot of visual punch in that small space! Awesome! :)

Scarlett Clay said...

You know I'm partial to butterflies so this is definitely one of my favorites that you've done, it looks a lot bigger to me so you've really packed a lot of visual punch in that small space! Awesome! :)

Joanna said...

Kristin your kind words always brighten my day!! & of course I simply Love your blue girl...she's just darling!! :) xoxo

carlarey said...

She's terrific, especially her eyes. Love the sparkly butterfly.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love your blue girl! She is so adorable and sweet. The 4x4s are SO much fun, right!? They always turn out so cute. I have a few sitting around my house and they are just enough to add a little brightness to a space. Of course I am looking forward to seeing more. :)

EVA said...

She is totally charming! Blue really rocks for her!

scrapwordsmom said...

Did you find those at Michaels? I found a bunch of them on clearance and am looking forward to using them. Sweet girl you painted:)

Missy said...

Great piece, love the coloring and how you used that paper as a base layer, wonderful work!

Daniele Valois said...

pooky pooky! HI!

joanna said...

Your blue girl is too cool! I love her!
xoxo