Thursday, December 16, 2010


hi everyone, I finished the work in progress painting from my last post. This is not quite what I had in mind. I planned to add red roses, but guess what, you cannot see red roses against red hair, lol! so I had to change my original idea, and added just one pink rose at the bottom. Oh well, not everything you try is going to come out as planned. So I just had fun and experimented, covering over the elements that didn't work. That's the beauty of mixed media on wood.


While I was on a mad hunt for a rose to stencil on her, I realized how much cool stuff I have that has never been used! I was looking through a clear container and it was filled with stencils, stickers, rub on letters, and other fun stuff. They were purchased for use in my art as well as my art journals (oops, they have been neglected, lol!).
A good New Year's Resolution will be to USE THEM UP, lol! and that includes all my Golden Fluid paints which I am 'saving' for when I'm a better artist. How silly is that? It's time to get out the good stuff, and have fun with it. So many supplies, so little time :-)


thanks for reading!

27 comments:

Laurel said...

I love the way it turned out! The snowflakes are the perfect touch.

Lee said...

She is precious! Sometimes it's good to let the painting go it's way. That's my favorite line when the plans get changed :D

Magic Love Crow said...

I love her!! I really do ;o)))) And, start using your paints!! And, anything else you have been keeping! Enjoy everyday and have fun! Why wait!!! ;oD

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot, you changed your background on your blog??? It looks really nice!!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

beautiful! I know what you mean about things not turning out as you have them pictured in your head. It seems most of my things never turn out as exactly planned!

Use your good things now!! You are good now!!

Micki said...

I love how she turned out, she looks great.

You made me realise that I too have a stash of supplies waiting to be used that have been in a box for nearly a year now lol, time to use them I think ;)

Micki x

Rosemary said...

She is perfect to me. You are right time to break out the good stuff.Think we all save good things instead of pleasure of using these treasures Time to bring out the good stuff.

slommler said...

I have been discovering my supplies as well! I have some cool stuff! Need to use it up!! Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

I love your work, Betty - the faces are so expressive and sweet. Use those supplies now - you are already a fabulous artist - no need to wait. ;) Congrats on being Blogger of the Week too!

Marlene said...

Pink, she is beautiful. Seeing your works makes me want to get my art room in order so I can be creative.

Thelma-Art said...

She is beautiful! So charming!!

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Pink, I love how she turned out. I save supplies too. Let's make a pact to use them all up in 2011!

Nicola said...

Oh she is LOVELY I really love what you've done with her! Beautiful beautiful work!!! It's funny how paintings can take on their own personality and tell you how they want to turn out! :0)

Mónica Zúñiga said...

OMG! She`s gorgeous! I love the sparkles around her, so magical! Happy holidays! :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh wow! She is simply stunning! I love all the snowflakes and the little roses. You did an AMAZING job with her. :) Theresa

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Oh wow she turned out so beautiful. I love her. You have such awesome ideas.

Your blog looks great!

readingsully2 said...

She is gorgeous. You certainly have a knack that is for sure.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful!!! I just found you thru the EBSQ blog and have signed up to follow. Love your work!

WrightStuff said...

This is a truly beautiful painting. Absolutely gorgeous!

claire barone art said...

the snowflakes look brilliant xx

Sandy Michelle said...

It's such a beautiful piece! I need to have the same new years resolution..lol! Merry Christmas sweetie!

Sandy xox

NatashaMay said...

I get that way sometimes, too. :) I look for something and then I find all this other stuff I never use. :) Great face!

Maija said...

She is lovely!!! Happy Holidays!!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!

Nancy Baumiller said...

Oh she is just sooooo gorgeous! I have tubs and tubs of stuff that I havent even looked at in years lol Enjoy playing with all the neglected goodies! hee hee Thanks for stopping by my blog! xoxo

NANCY LEFKO said...

such beauty you create :)

Merry Christmas to you too !!

GERI CENTONZE said...

What a beautiful face and so serene!