Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The witch is done!

Here is the (almost) finished witch painting that I showed you in my last blog post. I say 'almost' because I like to go back in after a day or so, and add more little details. I need to lighen up, lol!
I went back over my blog because I couldn't remember the last actual painting I was in June! Wow, I went that long without painting my whimsical girls!  I need to make sure that doesn't happen again.
The background gave me trouble when I started, but after a while, it seemed to flow. So much for keeping it simple, I started adding layers for some interest.  The secret is to just paint, and let it go where it wants to, and mostly, don't stress about it.  There is no right or wrong way to do art, and even if you make mistakes, you simply learn from them, and apply what you have learned the next time.
I'm looking forward to my next painting now, maybe I can get into some kind of groove, and not go another 3 months!

The last couple of days we have had some insane weather. Yesterday they were calling for a 'weather bomb', which I have never heard of. For us we had  the craziest winds  and they've lasted so far for 2 days.
According to the news it hit lots of areas hard, especially in the US.
Were any of you affected?  I'm surprised at the intensity, and how much area it has covered. Makes me think that we are in for a hell of a winter.

thanks for reading!


Cameron said...

She turned out enchantingly wonderful! Love the background...the kitty...and her eyes!

Great work :)

NatashaMay said...

I love how she turned out! :) Adorable!

slommler said...

She is wonderful! I love the background too!
Yes we had super high winds as well and cold....brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
I hope we don't have a bad winter. Sigh!! I hate driving in the snow.

Sherry said...

Wow - your witchy girl is simply beautiful!

Hope you weather settles - here in the UK it's just getting colder now with a lot of rain at the moment.

Magic Love Crow said...

I LOVE your painting!!! She is so pretty!! Excellent!!!! You know I live pretty close to you, we have seen alot of high winds! And, the nights have been raining heavy!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I LOVE your painting!!! She is so pretty!! Excellent!!!! You know I live pretty close to you, we have seen alot of high winds! And, the nights have been raining heavy!!

Lee said...

Such a beautiful witch, too! Background is great.
Missed this wicked weather got tons of rain instead (and snow in the mountains) :D

Ale said...

The background is awesome!

Fair Rosamund said...

She is gorgeous! I love the little skulls in the background, and that kitty is so cute :) ~Lauren

Faerie Moon Creations said...

She's just beautiful! You did a wonderful job - and I should definitely not wait too long in creating your whimsical girls. :)
Sorry the weather was so harsh - we just had extra warm weather (yuck!). I want cold weather now! Theresa

Sue said...

I think your witch girl is wonderful!

Hee, that "weather bomb" got me too.
We had high winds and heavy rain for about an hour where I live in Ontario, but other parts did get hit harder (places closer to the US border)


Cathy Bueti said...

She is lovely! So cute! :)

Tammie Lee said...

Your witch is wonderful. I love letting holidays inspire art. Although I have not done that much. It is fun to read about your process, the layers and just letting it go where it wants to. I also have a witch to post today or tomorrow.
I am glad you are safe with that weather bomb you had.... winds can be so damaging a huge presence.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Betty! Your witch is magical and so adorable! The background is fabulous! Very inspiring post! Wishing you continued creative blessings! :)

Poetic Artist said...

She had turned out Perfectly Beautiful. I love the kitty too.

deb famularo said...

Hey girl!
You know I am LOVIN' this gorgeous witchy woman! I still cherish my witch from you! Happy Halloween!!! xoxox

audrey said...

Hi Betty.
Your witch is adorable and the background looks really good. You got her painted just in time for Halloween. (:
Hard to believe Halloween is over and now we are heading for the Christmas Holidays. YIPES! I am NOT ready to even think about it. This year went way too fast.
I hope your winds calmed down. We are having gorgeous Fall weather here right now.
♥ audrey

Micki said...

She's lovely!! the little kitty is adorable and you are so right about just letting go and painting freely, without stressing, so much more fun that way!!

Micki x

Pam of Always Artistic said...

She is beautiful! I love what you did with her!

Yes, I have never heard of the weather bomb before either, so scary. Hope you stay safe!

readingsully2 said...

This witch is adorable. :)