Friday, October 31, 2014

"But I Have Nothing to Wear!"

 8 x 8 Birchwood Canvas
"But I Have Nothing to Wear!"


"Halloween is confusing. All my life my parents said, "Never take candy from strangers." Then they dressed me up and said, "Go beg for it." I didn't know what to do! I'd knock on people's door and go, "Trick or treat." "No thank you." 
-- Rita Rudner


Boo! I hope this finds you happy, well and in the process of stuffing your face full of candy. . . .

In the spirit of Halloween, I have a little vampire girl to share with you. It was actually Kendra's idea to give her vampire teeth, which in the end, worked perfectly with my idea to create a young, dark creature struggling with the problem of having nothing to wear for the occasion. Here's what we came up with:

Neck extending down the deeply cradled canvas

Fiber paste helped to create texture for the limited palette

And scribbly-swirls (I'm certain that's a word) define the sides

And here she is! Our little one concerned about her costume. 


I hope you & your little ghouls have a wonderful, happy Halloween!


See you at Party!


To Love, Art & Reese's Peanut Butter Cups,
Kristin xo


18 comments:

Laurie M said...

wow, that is scary beautiful!!!!

FLO said...

Triste mais très beau, j'aime beaucoup

Carmen said...

Love her! Kendra, good call! :) The limited pallette is just wonderful too, her eyes seem extra vibrant.

massofhair said...

Such stunning eyes she has, they pop off the canvas as do her teeth and lips. Beautiful canvas with the face enveloping the whole project. Amazing!!! :-) xxx

Laura said...

She is fabulous! Happy Halloween!
blessings
~*~

Annette G said...

Kendra had the right idea, she looks great. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

Christine said...

Happy Halloween! This art is perfect for today.

Giggles said...

She is simply spooktacular!

Hugs Giggles

Valerie-Jael said...

Your little girl is spookily lovely! Valerie

missy k said...

She's gorgeous.

I see even a vampire has to have a little bit of sparkle ;)

Good idea Kendra on the teeth!!!!

Karen x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous painting!

Linda Kunsman said...

She is magnificent Kristin!! Love fiber paste too:)

Craftychris said...

Wow! She is amazing! xxx

Bronson Hill Arts said...

Beautifully done! Definitely evokes that ghoulish feel.

-Barb

Nicola McLean said...

I love this-she's the sweetest vampire ever! I love that super deep canvas.

Alexandra said...

This is seriously amazing, Kristin. I was telling my hubby just now how you can create the most INCREDIBLE eyes!! Love your work. :)

sheila 77 said...

Nothing to wear, black vampire teeth and a bent neck - isn't she sweet! She has such soulful eyes.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wow! Love the character of your little vampire! Love the values, love the color choices - simply fabulous!!