Thursday, May 24, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Week 11

"PPF" 

First let me say how excited I am to have been selected as this week's Featured Artist for Paint Party Friday! I'm amazed and inspired week after week by all the talent showcased through PPF, and am honored to share a bit about my painting journey this time around. Thank you Kristin and Eva for your hard work, care and support of us all. Blog Land would not be the same without you!

For my submission, I wanted to create something that was colorful, quirky and representative of my most recent work. Since I've been doing a lot of long-necked ladies lately, I thought PPF might like to live there too and and since it's for a Paint Party, I decided to play with the idea of multi-colored strands of hair. The funky, glittery stars (which I seem to pop in everywhere these days) are a nod to my blog, Twinkle, Twinkle.


Wanna see more?! Well, okay then:

9 x 12 Acrylics on Watercolor

A mix of matte and iridescent acrylics, acrylic ink and fine glitter

The smudging of PPF was a last minute "accident." 
I liked the look so much, that I went back and "messed it up" even more


Thanks again to Kristin, Eva and You! I so appreciate your time and support.



Kristin xo

Looking for The Summer of Color? Read all about it here!

46 comments:

Mandy said...

She is amazing...oh congrats on being featured...it's not up yet...am i the first to know...hahaha....i love her hair..she is a magical girl and think the ppf is perfect smudged ...great work as always kristin..xxx

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely to have you representing this weeks PPF. Your lady is wonderful, i love her smooth shading in her face. beautiful and full of feeling.

JKW said...

Perfect Pick. . . congratulations. Everything you did points to the creativity at PPF. Blessings, Janet PPF

minnemie said...

Loved reading your interview. And don't you love "happy accidents"- like your fabulous smudge? It works very well:-) Beautiful colorful painting.

Helen Campbell said...

Congrats on being the PPF featured artist! I love your girl, especially the multicolored hair. Well done!

Lynn said...

Bravo featured artist! I will go back and read all about you there!
The color bounces off the pages of your art! Fun to see and enjoy!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wonderful feature! Your girl is delightful! Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

She is beautiful, congrats on the feature, and happy PPF

Pointy Pix said...

congrats on being the featured artist. it's always so interesting to hear people's journeys and yours was no exception. a make up artist must've been an interesting job! your girl today is beautiful-i love her multi-coloured hair!

Netty said...

Congratulations on being featured Kristin. Loving your new painting, especially the multicoloured hair.....wow loving it. Happy PPF, Annette x

mette laumann said...

This is most wonderful, Kristin. You GO!!
xo Mette

craftattack said...

Great piece, and good to see you *heading* PPF this week! Hugs, Valerie

Elisa Choi said...

Your work is very colorful and filled with fun! Congrats on being featured and great to have known you!

Jenny said...

BIG congrats on being featured Kristin... and oh my gosh... your gorgeous girl is adorable... her little face is so soulful... love the colored hair... and the glittery stars... so beautiful!!

Hugs
Jenny x

SHERI C said...

Congrats on being a featured artist. The way you cropped the art in the first image is wonderful. So dynamic and pretty too!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Hybrid J said...

Well done being the featured artist. Wonderful artwork!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

wonderful interview! Love your lady!!!
cheers, dana

Ritu Dua said...

I love the twinkle in her eyes...Your work is simply adorable!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful! I like long necks! Patsy from
HeARTworks

NatashaMay said...

I love your art Kristin! :) I think you're amazing. Great interview!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful!! I love her rainbow hair. Congrats on being featured!! Your work is amazing. Happy PPF

Daniele Valois said...

rainbowlicious!!! and pink pouty lips. Quite the contrast between the background and her hair. It makes me think about being happy and bright during gloomy days. Hmmm...

Janelle said...

I like the attitude that this girl has. She looks like she is in control of her world and happy in spite of any bad that gets sent her way.

Carolyn Dube said...

Love your stars! That smudging is fabulous- I would have gone back and done more too! Congrats on being featured at PPF!

Carin said...

How great that you were featured! And the art work is simply stunning! The contrast bewteen the background and your long-necked girl (she's becoming a bit of a signature of yours me thinks!) is so well done and jsut makes her stand out even more. And the smudged PPF-what a happy accident! Love it. Love the new summer of colour ticker too. You excited or what?!

Anne said...

Wonderful painting, love love love the multicolor hair! And the stars!

faye said...

Kristin, congratulations on being artist of the week! Your face is a beautiful painting.

Linda said...

Your long necked girl is gorgeous!!

Loved your interview at PPF.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Love the last minute smudging as well and congrats on the interview .... it was fun learning a bit more about you... I am going to check out the summer of colour thingy... looks like it will be fun, and even though it is winter here I could do with some ice cream colours to brighten it up I think...xx

Nora CG said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being feature in PPF!! I love your girl, she is adorable. Great job!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creations and excellent feature on PPF ~ Wow! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Molly said...

Great interview. I love your artwork. Her brightly colored hair against the silver/gray background is beautiful.

Christine said...

love her! cute painting!

Giggles said...

She is whimsically beautiful!! Your interview was fabulous and made me tear up!! So glad you found your true calling!!!

Hugs Giggles

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on being the featured artist on Paint Party Friday this week! Wonderful interview, full of inspiration!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Scarlett Clay said...

And it is THE perfect Paint Party piece, too! I love her hair and the sparkly 'twinkles' shimmering around her. You are an incredibly talented artist and I'm so happy you're features overr at PPF, love your style so much!!!

Melisa said...

She's a colorful girl! I'd love to borrow her hair for a week or two. It might not look as pretty on me but I'd enjoy it!

kristin maynes said...

Congrats for being highlighted on PPF. How exciting! I love your painting, so bright and creative. I saw the smudge and thought, how creative you are. I had no idea it was an accident. Well done, it's gorgeous! Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Congrats on being featured on PPF. Love your girl. Lots of great color, nicely done. Happy PPF!

Cameron said...

But, of course you were chosen! Your work is cheerful and oh so pretty!

Just like you :)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Congrats on being featured at PPF...Loved your colourful and glittering works!

laurie said...

beautiful work! The eyes are amazing!
I have just rejoined to follow your blog, I lost all my blog lists and followers when my blog was removed, its so good to find you,

Heather Henry said...

Oohhh, this is sooo you! The bright fun colors that pop out and make one smile. That is how you come across. Fun, bright, shining, cheery and always making others smile and feel good. Congrats. Love the new picture.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Congratulations! No wonder the chose you; this lady is BEAUTIFUL!

EVA said...

Thanks so much for being our Featured Artist this week Kristin! Your work is so beautiful and I love this vibrant girl you created for the party! Wow!!

xo
EVA

Ana said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and I can see why you were a featured Artist. Here's to many more people discovering you and your beautiful work. Keep on shining :) xx