Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Sketches

Mermaid Swap
8 x 10 Canvas Panel - WIP

I'm still alive! (But just barely).

I've been spending every free Mama-minute in the last few weeks working on my studio redo. The cleaning and purging has reached new heights and as a result, I'm happy (no, thrilled) to report that I am finally done! I'll share the incredibly organized (for now ;) results in my next post . . . .

While I was poking around in there I came across several canvases in various stages of completion. This one covered in paint chips has been a favorite for a while, but I had no plan for it - until now.  I'm participating in sweet Cameron's Mermaid Swap, and as soon as I saw the blue chips with names like "Shallow Sea" peeking through, I knew what it was destined for. 

Hoping to finish her for PPF, linking the sketched version now to Sunday Sketches.

Thanks for your visit (and patience with me),
Kristin xo

30 comments:

Janet said...

I just finished my studio re-do. I hope yours was easier than mine was. But doesn't it feel good to walk into your fresh, organized space and know that you did it?

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, and looking forward to seeing your newly designed studio! Valerie

Tammie Lee said...

a charming piece.

Christine said...

can't wait to see her finished, such a beautiful blue

Missy said...

A mermaid swap, what a fun idea! She's lovely and I'm sure will be super lovely when all the way done!

Molly said...

Can't wait to see the finished version. That blue is gorgeous. And her eyes are already mesmerizing.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

this is going to be amazing when it is done and can't wait to see what you have done with the studio... it is going to be amazing I am sure... xx

Sharon Evans said...

Love the colour, of course it has to be a mermaid, looking forward to seeing it finished.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I just love her! Mermaids are so fun to sketch and paint. I bet you found all kinds of goodies when you were cleaning the studio. Looking forward to the next post!! Yippee!

Netty said...

Loving already your WIP.......oooh a lovely organised studio....how blissful. Love from one who is working in chaos, xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation! ~ Am with you on studio cleanup ~ that is next ~ just did storage room and got rid of two loads ~ Great to see you again ~ ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Diana Evans said...

oh this is gorgeous!!!! love the mermaid.....wonderful work Kristin!!!

sandee said...

I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labor! And I love your blue mermaid, very pretty! awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

missy k said...

What a gorgeous piece..... I am so looking forward to seeing your studio:) Maybe it will inspire me to sort out my space.... I hope so!!!

Karenx

Carin said...

Yay! You didn't get buried! And it's finished?!?! Well done there girl! Mine came to a screeching halt due to back problems and a poorly kid, but hope to have it finished by, say, Christmas...next year!

Carin said...

Oh, and I adore the WIP! lol

Frances Traina said...

wonderful colors! Congratulations on completing your studio overhaul.
Must feel great:)

Kristin said...

Thank you for your time Janet!
I've tried to visit you a couple of times, but blogger won't let me in. Boo. xo!

Janelle said...

She is gorgeous. I love her cute face and the blues. I'm so happy that you got your studio cleaned up.

Cameron said...

I've got the biggest smile on my face! What a fortunate find....so perfect!

Can't wait to see both her and your finished studio!!

Jenny said...

Your studio redo sounds wonderful Kristin... and am loving your sweet little mermaid... can't wait to see her finished...

Hugs
Jenny x

Terri Neggers said...

Ooooh,paint chips as a background, I love it! I love the grid-like pattern it gives to the background... I never thought of that...

I can't wait to see your newly organized studio. And if you had any strokes of genius regarding studio organization, do share!

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautifully Blue! Love it!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The monochromatic blue color scheme gives it a truly aquatic feel. Blessings!

Carolyn Dube said...

This is perfect for a mermaid!! Congrats on the studio redo- can't wait to see it!

Daniele Valois said...

SO pretty and blue. Will match your hair perfectly!

scrapwordsmom said...

Looking forward to seeing your studio and this girl is haunting. LOVE!!!

Been thinking about you so much. I really enjoy seeing your life on Instagram. I am addicted to Instagram!!:)

Ritu Dua said...

Her eyes are large enough to tell the whole story :) lovely!

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin, I can't wait to see this beauty finished!!! I love the layering of paint etc that goes into your work!! :0)

Alexandra said...

OMG - I LOVE your mermaid and am looking forward to seeing it done. Please forgive me for the late response. :)