Friday, 5 September 2014

Splashing Around!


This week I have been splashing around with paint and using chalk pastels.  I just love the textures you get when acrylics and pastels are combined.  Today I have another lady for PPF and a still life.


I have to say that I am really into doing colourful ladies at the moment.  I am drawn to strong ladies, eccentric ladies, in your face ladies, and even perhaps sad ladies.  The lady above I feel is saying “Yeah, so….. I know I have a giant flower tucked into my waist band!”  Or maybe she is saying or thinking, “What are you looking at!”  There is certain defiance about her.


The still life is imaginary; the colours were next to each other on the palettes so I played.  I quite like it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting.

Linking as usual to Paint Party Friday hosted by Kirstin and Eva, thank you ladies for the opportunity to show our work with other great artists.

15 comments:

  1. Just love your bright, cheery paintings! They really brighten a dull, grey morning...
    Happy PPF :)

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  2. Oh YES I LOVE her eccentric and fabulous defiant demeanor! She could be my friend in all her colorful glory!! Love the still life too...All gorgeous colors!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. I love this lady and I love your wonderful colorful style. There is so much strength and power in it!

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  4. I really like the effects of pastel with paint as well, and I always start larger canvases by using pastels and then some white paint to set it... my favourite way of checking that i have it all the way i want it, but after seeing this i am thinking i should be using it more as a method in and of itself... thanks for the inspiration... and hope that Spring arrives for you soon!!!

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  5. 'She's a lady, o-o-o she's a lady!'
    Really nice colors and texture.
    Happy weekend!

    my blog is here - > BLOGitse

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  6. Well that was a delight to open up your post as I sit in the fog.
    Gorgeously bright and vibrant. So summery
    Thanks for brightening up my day ;D

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  7. Sharon these are WONDERFUL!!! The bright colors are fabulous. I love the first one!!! Well done my friend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  8. Love your colourful lady, just being glam self! And a lovely abstract still life.

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  9. I like this!, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2014/09/feline-art-friday-12.html

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  10. This is really wonderful! She has such a great personality all her own!

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  11. I am loving the bright colours that you use! And that lady sure has an attitude ;-)

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  12. I always enjoy your playful use of color. Blessings, my friend!

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  13. Love her defiant stance and your interesting use of materials. Never tried mixing acrylic and chalk.

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  14. Sharon, I 'm just loving these colorful ladies and I love it that she has a big flower tucked into her waistband!! ♥♥♥

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  15. Anyone who can use pastels the way you do is extraordinarily gifted!!!

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