Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

It's been a while since I picked up my paints,(not including my journal page posted last week) so I finally started this one last night, in honor of Independence Day, and refused to go to bed till it was done. I had planned to do this one as well as one for Canada Day on July 1st, which I never got done - Sorry to my Canadian friends :-(
Just call it good old fashion procrastination, or fear, you choose, lol!

Anyway, my sister likes her except for the pink background, so what do you all think? Should I add touches of cream paint to make the pink not so obvious? or leave it?

Today is the first time I can see the blue sky, we've had such a crappy last week, with thick grey clouds and rain, so I'm off to the market to enjoy the sunshine.
Have a safe and happy weekend everyone!!


Lisa said...

I'm on a new kick of pink and red together, so I love the pink! She's a beauty.

Sue said...

I like the pink too - it is happy and hopeful! Great painting!

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Glad to hear you picked up the paints again. I miss seeing your paintings of late.

Well, I guess I'll be the oddball of the current comments and side with your sister. I really like the painting but I think the pink competes too much with the girl as is.

Anonymous said...

She is awesome, love the colours and her dress. Such a pretty face!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

She's beautiful!! I think I'd like her either way (pink background as is or lightened)
I'm not much help am I? :) Seriously though, she's just so cute!

Mandala Michelle said...

Since some people will love the pink and others won't I say you just go with what you like. Lots of people like the play between pink and red so I say stick with the vision you had of her. I'm impressed you finished her in a day!

Pam said...


I love her, and I love the pink background, I think it really makes her look pretty.


Brenda said...

She is really beautiful.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Hi there - I have an award for you on my blog.

icandy... said...

"Procrastinators unite... tomorrow." hehe~ I can totally relate! Your artwork is adorable! Sweet blog!

Christina :)

Renee said...

Hey Betty, how are you doll. And notice that being Canadian means it is no big deal that you didn't do the Canadian girl, all us Canadians are 'Whatever.'

What a great job. I agree with your sister this time. Where the picture below with the pink I LOVE, this I love too, but maybe less of the pink. (Like I know anything.)

Love Renee xoxo

slommler said...

I like the pink...but I am a fan of pink! LOL....! Beautiful painting by the way!!