Saturday, April 26, 2008

New Girl!


Good Day everyone! I just wanted to thank you all again for coming by and especially for your kind and supportive comments. You all have stirred up warms fuzzies inside my heart! I feel more hopeful, like I can do it. That I can be an artist that creates art that others would like enough to buy! That’s big for me, so THANK YOU!! Warm hugs for you all!

This is my new girl above, like her? I just don’t know what I was thinking but this is what came out. I think of her as being spiritual thus the halo. I had one heck of a time with her face. I couldn’t use my colored pencils for some reason (I’m learning here!) and so I pulled out the charcoal, no go, then the marker but that was too harsh so here came the charcoal again. Finally I got her to where I liked her. I will have her up on my Etsy shop soon! Think I should??

Soon I will be getting a cd on how to blend faces from Suzi Blu. I can’t wait till it comes out. In the mean time I’ll be relying on a new book on acrylics I ordered the other day, I’ll get it tomorrow, yeah!



This is just a background right now. I don’t know what I want to do with it yet. But I love it where it is now finally. I struggled with this as I experimented with different techniques with water bottles, paper towels, and plastic wrap in hand. I finally pulled my brayer out and it solved the problem and made it complete. I couldn’t even tell you how many layers I put on there!

61 comments:

  1. I love the little girl, the simplicity is wonderful even though I know her creation was anything but simple.

    I see a bright yellow daisy on your background. :-)

    Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Oh, this is an absolutely gorgeous piece of work. I know it took a while to get her how you wanted her but the final result was well worth all the effort.

    I love your background too. I look forward to seeing what you finally decide to do with it. :)

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  3. Hi Dragonfly,

    Your new gal is adorable, her expression is so soulful...you are really good at conveying expressions on your girls...

    As for the background, its such a vivid, rich blend of colours...it reminds me of a wardrobe I painted many years ago for my daughter. I did the background in similar hues, and then with decoupage I pasted mermaids, King Neptune, and underwater amphoras all over it.

    Maybe a mermaid is called for here too?

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  4. So cute, i like the halo.. i use more that hehe in my paintings.. , cute blog.. i wil be visiting you.., thanks about your comments..
    ^_^
    lunara..

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  5. I love her. You are doing great work.

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  6. What a great job you did on the girl.Her face is lovely..The background you did is wonderful..love the colors..Very soothing.

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  7. Some nice work on here, really love the collage stuff further down too.
    Thanks for the comments :)

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  8. Hi Dinah, your little girl is lovely. I was on a drive today and was looking around at the nice blue sky and mountains by the Columbia River and was thinking what spirits were around today. And now I found one that you created. God works in misterious ways. Love Elaine Cooke

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  9. Great painting! I love her eyes, looks like she is in deep thought.

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  10. Wonderful pieces!!! I think the Best part of Anything is the Learning!! Have a happy day sweetie!!hughugs

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  11. Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    Your girl is so beautiful. I really like her!!

    One of the lady's on my blog roll, Fine Artist, is a wonderful artist as well....shes a teacher and she posts her work sometimes. You should check her out. Shes also a very sweet lady.

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  12. pearl,
    send me her link and i'll go check her out!

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  13. I love how expressive your art is! the hard work on your angelic girls face was worth it in the end she has a very etherial look to her.

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  14. hey wow - you´re an artist! Just wanted to thank you for your comment! This colors just tell me SPRING SPRING SPRING *lol*
    Have a great day
    Britta

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  15. love your new girl!! thanks for visiting my blog.
    gr femmy

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  16. Love the face of the girl, she really looks divine and serene. The halo is just perfect.

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  17. Thanks for your comment on my blog...it's nice to "meet" you!! You are such a talented artist!! I look forward to browsing your blog!

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  18. This look really beautiful!!! I am coming back to see more of your artwork!

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  19. Thanks for coming by my place and leaving me a comment. I like your girl, especially her feminine shape.

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  20. beautiful backgrond !!!

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  21. WOW, what a fantastic blog you have here! This is what I call real art, you are SO talented!

    And thanks for stopping by the Tag You're It challenge blog, hope to see you taking part maybe? :)

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  22. I like your girlie and your background. I didn't realize that Suzi Blu had a video about blending faces. I will definately have to look into that. I love her work. Hang in there and keep learning as much as you can. I am a new artist and can totally relate to you!!!- Shonna

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  23. Hi Dinah,
    Love your art! You do wonderful paintings and mixed media.

    Thanks for visiting me.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  24. Hi,

    Just wanted to say thanks for your visits and I also wanted to check out your site. You do beautiful things here. I'm be back again.



    Junie

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  25. Hi there! Thanks for visiting me. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome.

    I've sure enjoyed my visit here. So much "eye candy". I love the new girl! I'll be back.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  26. Your little girl is soo lovely, Dinah! Wonderful art on your blog! :o)

    Thanks for visiting me.
    Hugs,Viola

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  27. Nice work! I'm so glad my girls didn't make you jump on your chair - rats make fabulous pets. They're intelligent, affectionate and very, very funny :-)

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  28. really beautiful work! thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!:0)

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  29. Hi Dinah, just came by to say thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment. I like your little sable-haired girl...reminds me of the charcoals from the early 60/s called "big eyed children"...she's lovely
    Sandi

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  30. Hey I really like the New Girl. You're very talented and I'll definitely be back to see more of what you have! :) (One day I'd love to be an artist, but for now I'm sticking to photography)

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  31. Hey :) I love your girl! To me, she is glowing! :)

    Thank you for visiting me! :)

    Mere

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  32. Dinah, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments re: Garden Fairy' Gothic Arch!
    Lots of stunning art on your blog!
    JudyNZ

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  33. your new girl is adorable. great job! i'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the blue background. i can imagine all kinds of happy endings!

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  34. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your girl is wonderful. I love the colours!

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  35. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. Your artwork is fabulous. I shall be back to see more. x

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  36. your little girl is lovely

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  37. I love your new girl! You are most talented and I enjoyed my visit. Thank you for visiting I hope you drop by again, I know I will...Linda

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  38. She is wonderful! I especially love her sweet little mouth!

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  39. Thanks for stopping by!

    BTW, I love the background of the blue one!!!

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  40. Hi, Thanks for visiting my space and for the kind comments! Your art is amazing! The face of your halo girl is beautiful and her eyes have so much depth to them! I like the recycled art too! :) You are a truly gifted artist! ~Rhonda

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  41. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog! To answer your question, I picked up my sketchbook at a local independent art supply store (Gale's Florist... but they sell much more than flowers) for only about 8$. It's brand is a 'Montval'.

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  42. Yay, someone I don't know visited my blog and left a comment! Thanks. I like your girl with the halo. It feels like a light is shining behind the piece.

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  43. She is lovely and you are very talented. Forge on girl!

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  44. Heres the link you requested:

    http://fineartist.blogspot.com/

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  45. Your work is wonderful, I love this girl and also the house on the hill further down your blog. You have a wonderful style

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  46. Hi Dinah, thanks for your visit. I love your work, your new girl is wonderful and yes, I think you should list her in your ETSY shop.

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  47. Wow!! I really love your artwork. You should definitely put your new one in your shop!! Good luck with your Etsy store. Thanks for stopping by my place! Come back soon. :o)

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  48. I like the new girl a lot, but that bluey-greeny background has really captured my imagination! Can't wait to see what you do with it. :) ~M~

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  49. Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Love when people leave comments, It always leads me back to their Wonderful Blogs..... I Love meeting new artist! Love your Mixed Media Paintings.... Such a Sweet Face on this girl~ Love Her Eyes.....
    cheryl

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  50. Thanks for your frequent visits to my site. Love the halo around you girl. Experimenting with different techniques always leads to something wonderful! Hugs***Renea

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  51. Your new girl is so sweet...I love her face! I can't wait to see what you do with your beautiful background!
    ~Kelli

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  52. I enjoyed looking through your blog. I like you art, the first thing I noticed was an emotion was conveyed. Like the color choices too! Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  53. can't wait to see the finished artwork! :)

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  54. WOW, your work looks great!!

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  55. She's a real doll! I love the blue background too. I need the Suzi Blu video too!

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  56. Beautiful! She's lovely. I adore your style, it's so whimsical yet grounded. Just gorgeous.

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  57. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your son!

    I am so glad that he is feeling better. I had a scare last week with my daughter....she too, had a temp of 103.5. I did the motrin, the tylynol and the bath...not until way later, did she break the temp.

    I was so worried and so very scared. I called urgent care and said I did all the things I could possibly do. I asked should I bring her in, they replied, no. It is not an emergency.

    Thank goodness it came down. I am glad to hear that your son is now doing well.

    Blessings,
    ~Tonya

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  58. I love your new girl. Your work is beautiful. I'm going to head on over to your etsy shop!

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  59. lovely new girl! :)
    have a nice week and come again whenever you feel like it! :)
    big kiss from Portugal

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  60. I love her face! So pretty and serene!

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