Friday, September 21, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Week 28

"Do You Believe?"
8 x 10 Canvas Panel

Happy PPF!

It's been a big week around here. I finally (as in, 6 weeks of work, finally) finished the reorganization of my studio and then actually used it (what a concept) to complete a piece of art! It's been longer than forever since I've created anything new - and just in time - as the Mermaid Swap that this little one was painted for is due to be postmarked by today . . . Thank you Cameron for the inspiration - and motivation - she was just what I needed.

So, here it is: an 8 x 10 canvas panel that was first covered in paint chips and distressed.

My first ever Mermaid 

I then used watercolor crayons and ink to elude to what I hoped would be a eerie, watery feel:

Some bold shots of green acrylic and bright purple Stickles as accents

The necklace was an old charm (from a dog collar of all things!) that was punched through the canvas panel and tied in the back with wire. The rest of the "chain" is comprised of more Stickles glitter.

Bye, Bye little one - I will miss you - and give Cameron a big hug from Me . . . .


Kristin xo

40 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Kristin. Love the mermaid and her collar is awesome. It's always fun to use real adornments on the canvas. Nice job. Happy PPF!

missy k said...

Oh she is perfect Kristin.... I love her diamond studded tail and beautiful hair.

Karenx

craftattack said...

Wonderful painting and love her necklace! Hugs, Valerie

Mary C. Nasser said...

What a lovely painting!
It looks as though the light source is from within!

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

Carmen said...

She is beautiful, love the colour tones you've used and the 'locket' is the perfect touch :)

Linda said...

First time with PPF-she is sooo beautiful, full of love and light!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

wow, she is gorgeous. Fun to send her off into the world to a new and loving home. I think her necklace was the perfect add for such a lovely mermaid. Happy PPF

Darla said...

Love the attention to the details here, she is lovely.

Christine said...

She's beautiful, the charm adds so much to the piece!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Your mermaid is fab. I adore her necklace (such a special touch) and colorful hair. She makes me think of the beach and summer, but THIS girl is waiting desperately for the cool weather of Fall. I am sure you are feeling the heat too!

Giggles said...
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Giggles said...

She is so beautiful, that cleaned up studio has produced some awesome work!! She just pops off the page, wonderful movement!! Love the colors!

Hugs Giggles

Terri Neggers said...

This turned out SO beautifully! You really managed to capture the underwater feel... And your highlights and special touches are always so perfect, just enough.

sandee said...

Gorgeous, I love how vibrant it turned out and that charm was a stroke of genius! Just lovely!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Faye said...

Fantastic, Kristin. She looks like a sea nymph. You picked the right colors for this. Really pretty.

Terri Neggers said...

And I meant to tell you - the next little oddly endowed little plastic baby with a blue dunce cap I find, I'm going to buy specially for you!

Jenny said...

Kristin... she is beautiful... gorgeous... love the vibrancy... and her necklace... so sweet...
and just went back to your previous post... and saw the magnet... missed it completely before...lol... thank you...

Hugs
Jenny x

Jessica Sporn said...

she is just beautiful. I love that you used paint chips in that first layer. the effect of painting her on top of the blue is so lovely. xo

Janelle said...

I love how she turned out, just beautiful.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I want a charm like that for Mushu... might not be butch enough for him but it would be awesome... love the studio... I have been thinking about it over and over ... and love this as a finished piece... you have had a great week!!!!

chrissies said...

Beautiful piece of art and the necklace addition is inspirational

Love Chrissie xx

denthe said...

She is great! love the distressed look! And that necklace is a great find :-)

Gina Sismilich said...

Gorgeous - wonderful 3D quality with the necklace.

Netty said...

She is beautiful and enchanting with her fab necklace and her glittery tail. Wishing her luck on her voyage. Happy PPF, Annette x

Catherine Denton said...

She's stunning and I love what you did with the necklace.
Catherine Denton

Nora MacPhail said...

Cool. I like all of that turquoise.

La Abela said...

Beautiful and I love that necklace in relief. Saludos

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely piece
i enjoyed seeing it unfold

Cameron said...

She arrived today!!
I must say that she gave me the biggest hug as soon as I opened her envelope....and when she was done, I was taken aback by her beauty!!

She is gorgeous, Kristin!! I love her, love her, love her!!

Thank you so much!!

Alexandra said...

Your mermaid is stunning and I love the heart necklace you gave her. :)

Fallingladies said...

LOVE this sweet mermaid!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´ve been considering the idae of highlights like hers. :D Lovely expression.

Sue said...

You paint the most stunning eyes. What a lovely place for the charm to find itself!
xx

Frances Traina said...

oh wow, she is just beautiful! you've done a terrific job and I love the added embellishments

Cameron said...

Okay, I feel like a total doofus....so I apologize in advance, but I thought that I had your address on my email roster from when you signed up for the swap....nope.....oh, I'll just get it off the envelope....poof....Hubby took the trash out....I'll just email her...what, no Kristin of Twinkle, Twinkle in my contacts?! How can that be?!

Anyways....I'm here to meakly admit my disorganization....and humbly ask for your addy so I may send off your mermie....
Sorry, again...
I 've got to get my act together.....haha!!

JKW said...

You did beautiful work for your first Mermaid. She speaks to me. Clever putting the necklace through the painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

Heather Henry said...

Wow, she is absolutely gorgeous and I love, love, love the watery effect you gave her. It's amazing! You are so creative, and she is quite beautiful. Also, I love your new art space, it looks fantastic. Maybe you can come organize mine..haha!!
So excited to see you next week! :D

Carin said...

Yay, finally catching up with this. Your mermaid is stunning Kristin! You certainly did succeed in giving the piece and eerie, watery feel. And I love the way you did the necklace! I kept looking at the picture on facebookon my phone and just couldn't figure out what it was so glad to have it clarified. It really adds a little something something to the piece.

Ella said...

This is swirly, magical good! I love what you have created! I am a paint chip girl! ;D I love that you arranged your canvas this way~ It is gorgeous and your mermaid is mesmerizing! I love the dog charm-I found one once, so cute. I took it off and used it on something else~
I love what you have created~
Beautiful~ xo :D

Daniele Valois said...

she is bad freaking ass! Love that necklace to top it off too! fab!