Friday, 18 January 2013

Paint Party Friday Girl




My girl this week was painted in acrylic.  I felt the need for strong colour, and that is something acrylics do very well.  I still not comfortable with them, but I am getting there, I miss the buttery feel of oils.  I used oils 2 days last week and my Psoriasis flared up big time.  So no oil painting till it settles down again.  (I know gloves!  But in this hot weather I ask you!)  Ah, I suppose we can’t have everything in life.  A friend suggested that if I do a lot of the under painting in acrylic, and then the top layers in oil might be a compromise.  I was going to do that with this painting but had so far and decided she was finished. 

Looking at her I think she is ready for the party and her date’s not turned up or she is disappointed with it?  Anyway I think she looks a bit sad.  I know, she has just realized that she can’t have everything she desires.
Have a happy PPF everyone and a very creative week, I know I will.

Linking with Paint Party Friday

19 comments:

  1. This is beautiful.. I love your use on the colors and the portrait reminds me a little bit on Picassos women, which I love too!

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  2. The allergy reaction to oils is a shocker and there is no way you could paint in gloves at this time of year... maybe you will get to like acrylics more as you use them... it took quite a while for me to make the transition... this looks as though you had a great time with it...xx

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  3. This is lovely, the colors are vibrant and well done. Happy PPF!

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  4. Have you tried the water soluble oils, if you get the chance to give them a go am sure it would solve your problems.

    Loving your amazing girl, all dolled up and nowhere to go..aaaaah
    Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  5. Love your girl and your bold use of contrast and color. Happy PPF!

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  6. Wonderful strong colours! I love how you did her hair!

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  7. Beautiful, love the bold choice of colors!

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  8. She is fun, great colors. I've been using the water soluble oils which means no solvents - so that could be the ticket for you. Worth a try if you do love oil paints. Happy PPF

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  9. love the color placement and the vibrancy of this portrait-fantastic!

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  10. I think this turned out great! I struggle with acrylics, too, but I need the simplicity of water-based media, at least until I have a proper studio.

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  11. Love the cool-color palette with that pop of yellow, Sharon!
    Fun!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. She could be sad or she could be really miffed, wondering if she has been stood up. Whatever it is, she's beautiful in those vivid colors.

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  13. She definitely is ready to party!!!
    Rinda

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  14. Hi Sharon. She looks pretty good to me. Love it! Happy PPF!

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  15. She is SO cool! I love her bold colors and yes, that pop of yellow is great - I agree with Mary :) xoxo

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  16. She does seem blue about something... ; -) I struggle with acrylics as well, but it looks like you are conquering them!

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  17. Not only is ready for the party- she is ready to rock the party! Happy PPF!

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  19. I think she is fabulous!! She seems annoyed with someones lies!! Very well done!! I love her...really unique and special!!

    Psoriasis is so rough, my ex had it, and so does a dear friend. It always gets worse when they are stressed!! Take care of yourself....

    Hugs Giggles

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