Friday, April 29, 2011

PPF--staying loose

I missed Paint Party Friday last week.
I did finally get around to visiting some of the artists
later that weekend.
I am always blown away at the talent out there.

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Here is my submission for this week's party.

I'm still trying to stay loose,
not blend too much,
do something different each time
and have fun.

I'm off at an artist retreat later today.
The entire watercolor class is going,
so it should be fun.
Will share photos next week.
Savor the Day!
Yvonne

28 comments:

Fallingladies said...

This is so beautiful... sad and poignant!

Hybrid J said...

Love the fluidity of your artwork. Well Done! ;)

Marlene said...

She is very beautiful Yvonne, I would say you have the technique down. Have fun at the retreat.

NatashaMay said...

It does look you had fun! Keep it up. :)

Netty said...

So much emotion here, its a brilliant painting. Annette x

Melisa said...

Love your use of color in this one, and her expression.

wednesday said...

Oh, I love this!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Yvonne..wow..she is very soulful..and she touches my heart..there is something powerfully gentle about her..yet she has such depth and spirit to her..a resounding strength..wow..pure beauty unfolding!
Shine on
Victoria~

Gloria said...

Hi Yvonne. Happy PPF to you. Your painting is just wonderful. There is some sadness to it. Deep intense thoughts are going on. I love the colors. Thank you. Have a great weekend.

La Abela said...

We hope your photos ... always a fun artist works out good ... even when suffering. Greetings

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the looseness and your use of color in this painting... Great job! (I wish I could stay looser)

xo
Kristin

p.s. Have you ever heard of the painter Philip Burke? This painting has a similar quality to it, but a watercolor version... I love what you did with this. (I watched him paint live once... very cool.)

Tammie said...

your loose way and colors are wonderful to see.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh I'm in LOVE with this! The colors are gorgeous. Her face is awesome. I love this loose style; especially the dripping down the sides. It's a beautiful painting!

Sunshineshelle said...

Off to an artist retreat (??) totally jealous LOL!! This is so cool Yvonne, I LOVE the blues in the shadow areas, it reminds me of Gauguin esp with the tropical shirt print, this is really beautiful!!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Love the colours, I saw a beaten matador!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Yep, I want to go too!!!! Can't seem to find a class or retreat that fits in with my life's schedule...waiting for November in Key West and a class there!
Your lady is beautiful.
cheers, dana
ps I take pictures of some of my favorite places while my feet are up and in the scene I'm viewing too.

Diana Evans said...

love the looseness!!! wonderful colours!!!!

Hope you can join us on Saturdays for "Sweet Saturdays" links....

http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-saturdays-week-005.html

Annabelle said...

Beautiful work! I like the use of colour and the expression you captured in her face, a mixture of emotion of deep thought and feeling blue.

Christine said...

love the colours, nice work.

Mary Hysong said...

Great poignant expression. I really like your use of color; it points up the expression even more.happy PPF!

Heather said...

I love all the colors on this piece!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I'm so glad you were back this week- I missed your lovely POP of color that you always bring to the party (a bit like opening champagne?) Anyway, sorry I'm so late, it was my birthday this weekend and things were crazy busy because of it!
I love your lady- how loose and free she is, and as always brought to life with your wonderful palette.
Hope to see you next week :)

Pointy Pix said...

I love the looseness of your watercolours. this is really good. Hope you had a wonderful time at the retreat - i would so love to do something like that

Anne said...

Your painting this week is lovely! The colors are wonderful! Well done! Hope you enjoyed the retreat!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

She definitely stands from the background and at the same time brings the colours in. Looking forward to the retreat stories.

EVA said...

Looseness really works for you!!Beautiful job!

Looking forward to seeing how the retreat inspires you!

Carola Bartz said...

I love the colors you chose - it looks so harmonious. Beautiful work.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I am running so late for PPF! This is great and yes looking loose! I am loving the background and such vibrant colors. Great job!