Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 6)

"I. Am. Mommy" 
9 x 12 Watercolor paper

Happy PPF!

If you saw the Mother / Daughter sketches in my last post, then you may recognize this one: I'm happy to report that "I. Am. Mother" is finally complete:


I have to say, I didn't expect it to come out like this - the blue foil bird and tiny houses in the corner were a last minute addition - but I enjoyed going with my gut and seeing what came of it. The color scheme was inspired by a gorgeous photo I saw on Pinterest (just joined, wicked fun!) that had these bold blues and yellows I couldn't wait to play with. In the end, I hope it captures what I was hoping for: a colorful, whimsical take on a Mother's love and devotion. . .

Blue foil bird with Swarovski crystal eye

Distressed decorative papers, pencils, crayons, glitter gel pen and Stickles glitter

Thank you for your time. Do check out all talent at The Party for a lot of fun, art and inspiration . . .



Kristin xo

47 comments:

Victoria said...

Magical..beautiful..inspirational! What a stunning and powerful piece..and the colors are magnificent..the sheen of those blues are gorgeous!
Victoria

Heather said...

What a pretty Mommy she is!! Love the vibrant colors.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oh oh oh! I love this!!! Stunning colour combo and the addition of the bird and those GORGEOUS little houses was inspirational! Love it!!!

craftattack said...

Love everything about it. The bird and those little houses make it very intriguing! Hugs, Valerie

Mandy said...

well...she is amazing...loving those big blue eyes and that blue little birdie, the hoses...I love hoses...awesome as usual...have a grreat weekend...xxx

- T.W - said...

Love the color of her hair, and that it's reflected in her eyes and eyelids...
Beautiful work~

// - T.W -

mette laumann said...

Love your unique colorful art
oxox Mette

Netty said...

wow she has turned out brilliantly, love the bird and the cute houses as well Kristin. Beautiful painting my friend. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Love that sweet face and fantastic bright colors. :)

VonnyK said...

That is so beautiful. The blue really jumps at you, I love bright colours and this is superb. The whole thing is just gorgeous.
Von

Diane said...

PER-FECT!!

La Abela said...

So cute, saludos

WrightStuff said...

Ooh you're in trouble now... Pinterest is soooo addictive!!

Gorgeous colour combinations on this piece. It's lush!

carlarey said...

I really like all the richness of color and subtle texture you get in your paintings, this one is especially beautiful.

Daniele Valois said...

It is FABOOOOO!!!! Not Fabio, but FABOOOOOOO!!!! The eyes are awesome and the birdie and houses and color and the fact you used the work wicked!

Kim Dellow said...

Just beautiful! Lovely piece. Kim

sugar Creek said...

OOOOh LOve her!!! Makes me want blue hair! Love the words on her neck. Love love love! xx

Janelle said...

I love this piece. I can see your mommy love come out through the art. The bird and houses are great additions. I totally love the color scheme, it is one of my favorites.

missy k said...

It's perfect.... I love the colour combinations... the colours are so bright and the little bird and the sweet houses are cute.... it all just makes me very happy :)

Have a lovely weekend....

I really can't believe it is Friday again already.

Karenx

Gloria said...

She is a perfect mommy. Very nicely done. Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

Very striking use of color! Great composition -- I think the addition of the houses was a great idea.

Carin said...

OH MY GOSH Kristin! I know you are good, yet you surprise me every time just how good! I adore this one Kristin and can't wait to see the whole series. Such a special project. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. xo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Dazzling and dynamic art work ~ Wonderful thanks, namaste ^_^

kristin maynes said...

So pretty! Your color choices are beautiful! I really enjoy your work.

Anne said...

Love it, the colours are luminous and the eyes and the expression are just beautiful! Great job!

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

She turned out great--the bird and houses were perfect additions! Happy PPF and Happy Weekend to you!

Terri Neggers said...

I REALLY love how it turned out, gorgeous striking colors. What did you color her face with, pencils? It turned out beautifully...

Ella said...

I love the shades of blue! I am so glad you join Pinterest :D
It is a special project; I love the bird nesting in her hair~
YOU are so talented xo

Carol said...

She is "FAB" and I love those colors!!! Blue is my current favorite color.

Linda R said...

WOW!! This is amazing. Those eyes are gorgeous. I just love the vibrant colors!!

Hugs~

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous blues!
Love, love, love!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

peggy aplSEEDS said...

she is beauitful! her eyes speak! happy PPF and thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

oooo... I wish my eyes were that colour... I love the last minute additions, this is a great piece...xx

Heather Henry said...

Gorgeous and stunning colors that really compliment each other. I love it! I think the addition of little houses, was a perfect balance too. She is beautiful, just like you! What a fantastic piece of art. :)

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful colors, very nicely done. Happy PPF

Cameron said...

Wonderful, Kristin! I love all the blue you used...especially in her eyes...she looks so serene, like this is the only thing she has ever wanted to be :)

pauline said...

Kristin, this is wonderful... the colors all work so well together & those little houses are just adorable. Perfect in the painting. Love it. xoxo

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Kristin... I love the vibrancy... so beautiful... and Pinterest... fabulous and addictive... I love it... heading over to check out your boards... thank you too for your sweet comments... they mean so much... and you, my friend... are incredibly inspiring...

Hugs
Jenny x

Joyce said...

Simply gorgeous!

Scarlett Clay said...

It's really cool and I love your last minute additions so much, the bird is awesome and the tiny houses complement the theme perfectly!

Scarlett Clay said...

ahhh! and what's that I just saw over on your side-bar! Your art is in the newest SS!?! I can't wait to see this!! wooohooo!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! this painting is gorgeous Kristin!!!! I love it!!!!

Daniele Valois said...

Are those shot glass circles???

Giggles said...

Beautiful and vibrant!!

Hugs Giggles

Janet said...

I'm very late visiting but it was worth it. Your painting is beautiful!!

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Gloria said...

Your gut instinct was right! You created great color and composition. I like the houses(where mothers live) and the bird. Mothers support their young until they are ready to fly. I like the way your title goes up her neck.