Friday, January 13, 2012

Paint Party Friday - My first

This is the first time I'm participating in Paint Party Friday, hosted by Kristin and Eva at http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/


My desk is partially taken with a mixed media landscape, based on this photo I took last fall on a trip to Mt Baker with my husband.  

The final layout and adding of fibers has me a bit stumped. I intended to add a tree of fibers, but my plan threw it off balance. So regrouping, here are a couple of options: 

Leaving the "larger" tree out totally. I'll probably add bits of the colored lace to the horizon line to accent if I go this route.

A very rough layout with bits of lace branches.  I haven't yet trimmed the pieces of lace. 

Once I decide, I'll add the rest of the fibers and beads. I've found that using the photo as another eye sometimes helps me figure things out, when I've painted myself into a corner.  :) 

Happy Friday the 13th, and Happy Birthday to my friend Pam at Oh, Did You Forget! 




17 comments:

Gloria said...

Very nice job Helen. Looks great so far. I'm so hoping to take better pictures this year. Great job and hey, nice to see you on PPF. It's a lot of fun. Enjoy your weekend.

Carol L McKenna said...

Looks wonderful, very creative and colorful ~ namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

hastingshall2 said...

Amazing colors! At first I wasn't sure which was the photo. So glad you have joined the PPF group. I look forward to checking out your works each week.
Faye

Carol said...

Stunning!! Love the photo and what you have created !!!

Daniele Valois said...

Yay,welcome. Painting looks great!@

Mandy said...

This is wonderful ...lovely rich colours...xxx

BlackPumpkin said...

So colorful! Great job!

RobanStudio said...

Oh Helen, this is wonderful!! I can't wait to see it finished. Congrats on having your art in the show too!! xoxo

Christine said...

good luck with this one, the photo is a great starting point!

La Abela said...

The work is going very well, it is true that a photograph is more than at first glance Saludos

Beadwright said...

This looks fabulous so far. Wonderful.
Nicole/Beadwright

art2cee2 said...

What beautiful landscape...wonderful! :-)

Kristin said...

That is so beautiful! I love the colors and textures - thank you for sharing, xo

carlarey said...

Great composition and texture. I think the branches in the foreground will add a nice bit of depth.

MollyGirl said...

This is gorgeous. And what a beautiful scene you chose!

Julie said...

This has a very peaceful feeling, I love the rich colors, beautiful!

peggy gatto said...

Fantastic!!!!!!!!
Hope to see you again!!!

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