Friday, August 19, 2011

Paint Party Friday . . . Pink Love

"love is falling all around us"
mixed media on 8x10 canvas board

This week I got back to one of my favorite sketches. I finally got this pretty girl on a canvas. I love hearts and as you can see love pink! I used my pink caran d'ache neocolor II crayons with white acrylics and my graphite pencil for the details on this piece. Typically I don't use just one color for my palette but I do like how this came out.

I did a layer of collage paper and stamping first and then collaged the girl image onto the board. I had fun sketching out the tree again and coloring it in. I had debated in my mind for a bit when it came to the hearts. Originally I wanted to color them but with all the pink I was afraid they would get lost and I needed them to stand out so I went with the graphite.

Here is the original sketch I worked from. . .

Hope you all have a great Friday!! You can see all of the amazing work being shared this week HERE!! Come and have a look!

And for those of you who commented on my last PPF post. . . here is the link to the blog post where I shared the finished version of my collage piece I shared last week in its beginning stages! click HERE!

23 comments:

  1. Cathy-you finished this perfectly by just adding the pink, white, and graphite. Your lady is a great focal point and stands out wonderfully.

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  2. Hi Cathy
    I came over from Diane's blog and just wanted to say that I love your work. I really wish I could create art like this - so jealous :0)
    I have become a follower and will try to pop in regularly.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  3. I just love the pink colors...perfect! :-)

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  4. Love the Pink Sketch ~ Wonderful! Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  5. pretty in pink, and what a great theme.

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  6. Sometimes just one colour in the palette is all it takes to create an evocative and striking piece. You've done that here!

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  7. Very ethereal - simple and lovely.

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  8. Happy PPF and loving your sketch, the pink and grey look great together. x

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  9. It's lovely and soft. Really beautiful.

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  10. Hi Cathy, what beautiful and dreamy painting...love it... :)

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  11. Very pretty Cathy.I adore the pink.

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  12. Love your pink art! I received my recent Somerset Studio today and your black/white article is in there! Love it and congratulations to you. You and I are both in the same issue. I got so excited for you - kudos!

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  13. I love love love the finished collage.

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  14. Beautiful, Cathy!! Love all around... what a great tree to walk under!

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  15. This is pretty in pink simplicity. I too love the hearts and how you incorporate them into your art. With the change of love to hope I can see a powerful message here for cancer survivors. This is so beautiful my dear...

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  16. Pretty in pink! I love all of the hearts -especially her heart shaped face!

    (And you already know how much I love your finished collage!)

    xo
    Kristin

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  17. Beautiful color and I love the hearts!!! Also, congratulations on being published!

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  18. This is so soft and lovely; I really like it a lot.

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  19. yes, so soft and lovely ! very pretty, love all the pink!

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  20. Oh this came out great in pink and the hearts stand out just right!!!Sooooo beautiful!!!Deb

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  21. She is so pretty! I think the graphite was a perfect choose!

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  22. Your work is so soft and subtle. Love the hearts throughout! Great work! HAPPY PPF!

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