Friday, January 20, 2012

Two Best Friends...PPF

Well...in my goal to give many of my pieces away, I have been going quite well! It was my nieces birthday on monday and i got quite busy. This is a larger canvas, it needed to be to fit the two of them on. I must say it doesn't look like them, but at no point did i try to make them look correct...always representations...but...it made me think i would like to paint  picture, a portrait and make it realistic...sort of!!!. I will see how that goal goes....

So, this piece was made with a layer of tissue paper...pink with tiny dots, then gesso and then i used graphite pencil, acrylics and water suluable wax crayons...it's about 17 by 11 ish inches..so, yep...theres another give away...i am going well...2 already and i have 3 almost finished,,,yay!!!



one shot shows terrible lighting, the other i just clicked auto enhance on my photo editor...

thanks so much for all the wonderful comments,,,some of you thought esthers prize i won was my art...oops...i was going to put joannas prize i won but it will have to be another post...sorry joanna...i would hate to get credit for your beautiful work...

i am linking this to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY...the loveliest and amazingly talented group oif artists...love checking your work ...

until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

32 comments:

Ginny said...

This is really beautiful. I love the eyes. Thank you for sharing your process. I am learning so much from everyone.

Carol L McKenna said...

Yes, they are very beautiful with very expressive eyes ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ~

Kathy said...

Morning Mandy.. wow.. this is gorgeous! Lovely expressive eyes...
xx

wednesday said...

How cool, I'll bet the girls loved this painting.

Faye said...

The girls are lovely. You really do eyes well. I also have a portrait on mine and it doesn't look like or really do justice to the subject.

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Anne said...

Beautiful painting. I am sure they will love it!

Happy PPF!

Christine said...

beautiful painting!

Gloria said...

Love the eyes. Enjoyed the process and it's always fun learning new techniques. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy said...

this is a test comment..had mega trouble with my gmail account..lost my nlof..etc etc......

Anne said...

Lovely work.

EVA said...

Beautiful girls! I bet your nieces will love this piece!

You are doing a great job with your goal - wonderful!

NatashaMay said...

They look wonderful! I love the blond's hair. A bit Farrah Fawcett like. :)

SHERI C said...

Very lovely work.
So glad you shared with us.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Daniele Valois said...

Mandy, this is great!!! Great great great!!!

So when are we doing our trade? We should have a date!

BlackPumpkin said...

They are just lovely!!

Geri Centonze said...

What a sweet painting =)

Belinda Carson said...

Wow! I love the textures you created! And the best friends faces are so sweet and angelic! I'd say you're doing a great job in obtaining your goals!!

Carol said...

I bet they are thrilled with it!!! It's beautiful and I absolutely love the eyes :0)

Theresa said...

lovely girls!I bet they will love their gift. Happy PPF late!

Phoenix Peacock said...

what a fun gift for your niece!!

FLO said...

A very tender painting, I love ;)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I love the texture and the thoughtful and serious expressions on their faces.

reta said...

About Asia

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

So pretty! Great job on the eyes :)

Sarah Lou said...

beautiful!!! the eyes are stunning!!
Cant wait to have you help with some art!!!

Elisa said...

delicate eyes and beautiful women! Great job!

Jenny said...

Oh WOW Mandy... your canvas is gorgeous... so love the background texture and your girls are fabulous... am sure your niece is going to LOVE this...

Jenny x

Kristin said...

SO so so pretty! I LOVE THIS!! What a sweet idea and the background and soft images are just stunning. And isn't photo corrector cool - I used it alllll the time! Really beautiful my friend - and I too used pencil (to answer your question ;) on the lips and as an outline - I just follow up with a spray on fixative so that it doesn't smudge later . . . Happy week, xoxox

Geckostone said...

Beautiful Mandy! I love it!!!

lexie said...

Hi Mandy thanks for stopping by my blog...I only took pics of the neat bits as I am tooooo embarrassed to take pics of the rest My craft space is in the garage as well got kicked out of the house as I was making tooooo much mess, I'm supposed to have half a double garage for my work space but some how I have managed to create a huge mess in most of it and now I have no room to work properly hence the big declutter and reorganising....I do stop by your blog regularly and I'm loving your art work...have you thought about selling it I'm sure there are lots of people out there that would love to have some of your art work on their walls me being one...take care gorgeous girl...oxo

E Makes Art said...

haha! No worries about people thinking you painted it! But it would've been funny if it happened again this week, lol! Anywho.. LOVE your painted girls, great colors, textures and eyes, but especially that blond hair!! I love it!!

xoEsther

Kristin said...

Thank you sweet friend! How have you been? How has Jacob doing these days? xoxoxo