Friday, April 5, 2013

Paint Party Friday: "Call Me Annie"

"Call Me Annie"
6 x 6 Birch Painting Panel

Happy PPF (it's still Friday, right?!) . . .

I hope this finds you well. As for me, Easter's over, the kid's back in school and I've finally gotten back to some painting (small miracles). "Call Me Annie" was created today on a wood "canvas" (a first for me) with deep sides and a heavily collaged base featuring both vintage and new materials. I was going for a school girl theme in the colors of red, yellow and white. . . .

I took progress shots along the way (I just love myself some Instagram ;) and thought I'd share them here as well. Wanna see? 

I began with a gessoed panel and reduced copies of a sketch I drew for 29 Faces

I then collaged with front and sides of the panel in both vintage and new materials. 
The sweet girls you see are from old sewing pattern packets.

I then added the sketched face onto the panel, allowing her torso to wrap down the front of the canvas

She was then painted in both lightweight and heavy bodied acrylics, watercolor crayons and oil pastels.

The sides were also addressed - this time with an impressionistic style (read, messy ;) scallop and the top of her torso.

There she is! All tiny and ready to go . . . .



Oh! And before I go, I have the coolest news to share! Remember this trip I took to Portland last October with this girl? Well, upon our return said scrapbooking genius got right to work on a book of the adventure and submitted it to Somerset Memories. She was immediately accepted and asked to write article. It's now out so be sure to check it out when you can. She's a crack up!


Way to go Daniele! I'm so happy for you . . . .

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend,
Kristin xo

35 comments:

Daniele Valois said...

aweeeee, you!!! and I love love love Annie!!!

Faye said...

So sweet. I love her freckles!

Gloria in CA said...

Annie is darling, love her! Yes her freckles are awesome. Happy PPF!

Marcia said...

I love that face and congrats to your friend.

Christine said...

She's so cute and congrats to Daniele!

Michellem said...

Love Miss Annie!! Really like her body stretching down the canvas and her freckles are adorable! Can't wait to read about your adventures in Somerset!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

She's so sweet! I love your WIP shots, absolutely charming freckles too!

Carin said...

Yay! You got that up fast! I loved following this one on IG and was so pleased when I came online to see you'd already posted her! Stunning Annie!

So glad Damiele's book got published too. Very cool.

I can't wait to get back into painting. Aoife's got another week of and I'm bursting with fun ideas.

Kokopelli said...

Love seeing pictures of Work in progress. Good to learn new things and see how other artists do this or that. Happy PPF!

craftattack said...

Love what you are making! Good for Danielle, too! Valerie

Giggles said...

Annie looks a bit like you my dear!! Gorgeous!! Love her and those bangs are awesome!!

Wow your friend is published so cool!! Good for her I look forward to reading about your trip through her eyes!!

Hugs Giggles

sharon said...

She is a cutie with those freckles and eyes.

missy k said...

I LOVE her she is SO cute!

I adore the vintage style background too and the colours are perfect.

Congrats to your friend as well Kristin :)

Karen x

Deanna said...

Very pretty and I love the sweet little girls from the old sewing packets! Perfect for the school girl look!

Victoria said...

So beautiful..magical..she is full of life and spirit..gorgeous! I love the colors..radiant..they feel full of harmony..her eyes are sparkling and enchanting! So fun to see your process..pure magic! yay how fabulous for your friend..
Happy PPF
Victoria

Marylin said...

Oh she's gorgeous! :)

bellefrogworks said...

I love your girls! This one is just darling and the collaged surfaces are just perfect! HPPF

La Abela said...

Annie is lovely. Saludos

Netty said...

oooh I love box canvases you can do so much more with them. Loving Annie and the collaged background. Good to hear you are having fun again.

Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda said...

I just adore your Annie!! Thank you for sharing your process. Congrats to your friend on being published-I'll look out for this mag.Happy PPF!

Jenny said...

Oh she is adorable... gorgeous... Kristin... love the progress shots... and her sweet little face... and congrats to Daniele... will definitely check it out...

Jenny ♥

Cat Beringer said...

Great collage! I love the sewing packet girl peeking out from behind Annie!

Janelle said...

Annie is so cute. I love how her torso wraps around to the side. I so love your cute girls.

Dianne said...

Loved seeing your process in steps, she is a truly gorgeous girl with beautiful eyes! happy PPF!

Ritu Dua said...

Truly splendid ! Visiting your blog is like taking a happy tour to a place which is always fascinating :)

Kathy said...

Love her... especially the way her body goes over the edge... too cute... love that sewing pattern girl on the front...
xx

aimee said...

adorable girl -- love how she wraps around the sides! i love it when paintings keep going on -- it's like having more of the story to read!

Heather Henry said...

Awesome Annie. I love the progressive pics, it's cool to see how you pull it all together.
Very exciting for Daniele too, I will check it out.
Happy Day to you!

Terri Corona said...

She turned out just darling! I love the schoolgirl feel,even her little freckles, and those precious background papers. I just love deep sides to wrap things around, it adds so much.

Congrats to your friend, how exciting for both of you...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a fab Mixed Media face and congrats to your friend.

xxx Susi

would be very happy to meet you once on our monthly challenge over on
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joanna said...

She's so pretty, with her little freckles!
xoxo

Introverted Art said...

oh my this is so cute!!!!!

scarlett said...

I love the elements you added into the background and the way her bottom half wraps down like that! That's so original..you are one creative lady! :)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Awwww, so cute! Thank you for sharing your tutorial also.

Daniele Valois said...

She is so fucking darling I can't take it! yes, I said fuck on your blog!