Friday, November 2, 2012

En Pointe!

Hasn't been the most fruitful week artfully speaking.  Grandson has a fall break so my time was very occupied!!  I finished my ballerina over the weekend.  Her body is paint mixed with heavy gel medium and then highlighted with iridescent Shiva paint sticks.  Her "tutu" is made from scrunched up book pages (inspired by this blog - A Simpler Life  ).  The background is Dick Blick matte paints - inexpensive and they are very nice for matte opaque coverage.  This is another 6 x 12" canvas.  I wasn't sure about her midway through the painting - but I like her now.  I am linking to Paint Party Friday - go on over and check out the wonderful artwork links there.  Thanks so much for stopping by - love all your comments.

48 comments:

  1. Delightful and whimsical creation ~ well done ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. Thanks so much - the birds are fun to do

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    2. oh this is a super sweet piece Gina!!! wonderful work!!!!

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  2. She's adorable! I love the contrast of those long delicate legs. Happy PPF!

    Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston)

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    1. I thought they were a hoot myself! Thanks so much!

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  3. Loving her, she is sooooo cute. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. So cute! Love the combination of colors and textures!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. she's wonderful!
    and her tutu is too too wonderful...I Love everything/anything with book pages!

    Happy weekend to you
    oxo

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    1. Me too - thanks for the lovely comment Patty

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  6. Love your bird-dancer! And congratulations to you! You are the winner of my art print! Go check out my blog ☺ ☺ ☺

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    1. Thanks for the comment Denthe! I am so excited to win the art print. I love your work

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  7. How cute! I love the idea of a bird en pointe. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks - a product of my twisted mind!!! LOL

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  8. wonderfully whimsical! i love her red hat and knobby knees!

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    1. Thanks so much Molly - I too have knobby knees but can't dance at all!

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  9. Oh, so cute and I love the way you've incorporated different textures!

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    1. Thanks Terri - I love texture and color!

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  10. Exquisite composition course is nice.

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  11. I love your ballerina. She is so cute. I really like all of the different things you used to create her. So glad your family and friends in NY and NJ are all ok.

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    1. Thanks Ginny - I always thought I was a crafter - little did I know that I was a mixed media artist (crafter on canvas LOL) all along.

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  12. I love everything about your ballerina, she's just perfect!

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  13. Oh, what an adorable ballerina bird. Great job.

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  14. Ballerina looks fabulous! :) Have fun with your grandson. :)

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    1. Thanks - I always have fun with my gs! He's a great kid!

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  15. Such a happy piece...... cute too :)

    Karenx

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  16. She is just adorable. I love your mixed media!

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    1. Thank you so much - you are very encouraging

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  17. Awww, I love her hat and flower, they're just so charming. What a sweet piece!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comment!

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  18. I totally love his skirt ♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks - it was the perfect way to make a tutu

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  19. She is so cute this little ballerina ... In her oh do IN scrunched skirt! HPPF!

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    1. Thank you - I will tell her you said so!!

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  20. She is beautiful!! And I love her scrunched up skirt! She is looking very pleased with herself too:)
    Great drawing and love the coloursand textures! (would love to her on MoM!)

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    1. Hey Lorik - didn't think she was orange enough or I would have - thanks for your lovely comment!

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  21. This is so fun and playful! I love her tutu & her pose! A very belated happy PPF!

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