Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spirit, Strength, Feminity of Woman

Spirit, Strength, Feminity of Woman
(16 in. by 20 in.)
is my submission for Week 30 at

I love the use of stencils for background designs.
 Real lace was used as a stencil for her veil.
I didn't paint her to look realistic,
but I was happy how she turned out.

Most of my mixed media pieces have a quote
or words added to them. 
Is feminity a word?
Not sure about that one.

Contrast is also important.
Here the brick(ish) and wrought iron background,
vs. the lace veil and rose.

Hope you visit PPF because now
there are more than 60 blog participants
showing some very creative art pieces.
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Savor the Day!
Yvonne

32 comments:

Pointy Pix said...

I love how happy she seems in her womanhood. I think there is a word 'femininity' not sure if that is the right spelling! I like that you used actual lace to stencil the lace in her veil!

NatashaMay said...

She is beautiful and looks very peacefull. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love how you did the background and she seems to have a spiritual feel to her ~ mystical maybe ~ thanks,Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I really like the way you let her be unrealistic and I LOVE made up words! Also, the background is a beautiful contrast to rest of the piece; both in color and texture...great job!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Lesley said...

She is lovely. I also love using stencils and masks in my backgrounds.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love woman who embrace all sides of their nature - and recognize that strength is such a feminine quality despite what society tends to think!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Just gorgeous!
Love the vibrant colors!!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

Joni Nickrent said...

What a wonderful painting and the lace stencil accents are fantastic!POP ART MINIS

Gloria said...

She looks great. Love the use of real lace for stenciling. She does look feminine.

Femininity (also called womanliness or womanhood) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with girls and women. (from Wikpedia)

Have a great weekend.

RobanStudio said...

She is fabulous! You captured her essence beautifully!

JKW said...

I love the background. Stencils, I do that somewhat on the cloth dolls but didn't think about the ACEO/ATC cards. GADZ, good thought. Thank you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Blessings, Janet

hastingshall2 said...

Very beautiful. I love the contrasts. They really add to the painting.

carlarey said...

She looks so serene. That background just adds all kinds of extra fabulousness.

Christine said...

the veil came out beautifully and great contrast against the background!

WrightStuff said...

Wonderful theme to your painting. I love her serene look too.

SHERI C said...

She is simply splendid. Happy PPF!

Linda R. said...

I LOVE This.. It really is wonderful.. That background is great. And she is beautiful..

Happy PPF!!!

Hugs, Linda

Carola Bartz said...

I like to use stencils for backgrounds as well. I really like the veil of her - actually I like the entire painting. She looks very peaceful and calm.

Amanda Mills said...

she's lovely!

thank you for stopping by my blog- its my first ppf and i can tell, I'm going to love it! so much creativity to be inspired by!

Mandy said...

I love her...she looks so satisfied...so much character...wonderful...xxx

iamrushmore said...

I agree that the contrast between the the background and her soft features works really well. And the deep reds of the background pattern tie in with her lips and the rose in her hair. very nice!

Giggles said...

Very Peaceful, great background!!
Happy ppf! Great idea with the lace!!

Kristin said...

Yes, it's a fabulous word!! Well, I really like what you have done here - I'm so attracted to those lips and LOVE your detailed background. Thank you for your visit and for becoming a follower too - and right back at ya, xoxo

Melisa said...

The words (real or not) seem to perfectly describe this serene lady.

EVA said...

A lovely piece and the background is a great complementary contrast.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Love the background... really eye catching. Haven't visited before but really enjoyed it . Great blog xx

Yvonne said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. She was fun to paint and that's what it's all about.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous..what a dazzling and beautiful soul! I also love that she has dark hair..
Her presence is inspiring,illuminating and spiritual..fantastic work!
Victoria

Geckostone said...

This is beautiful Yvonne and I love the words you added! Great inspiration!Deb

creatingme said...

wonderful painting.

Fallingladies said...

She's wonderful, but especially love the background and the sentiments!

JKW said...

I love the stencil background and the words. The lace looks real, thought it was. Blessings, Janet