Thursday, May 30, 2013

Paint Party Friday...Art Amateur



"The Art Amateur" by Kim Smith 2013

Something a little different for this week! I had this canvas prepped with black gesso for a workshop project that I have no idea what it was for anymore. I decided to do this mixed media painting with collage, acrylic paints, pens, inks and glitter but wanted to keep the background dark and simple. Not easy for someone who always wants to add layers and layers! The woman is a black and white photo that I tinted with pens, inks and acrylics...the collage images are from Itkupilli. I really loved doing this one!

Happy Weekend and Happy PPF!

30 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

It's very dramatic with the black background! I really like it!

Manon Visser said...

Oh wow I hope you will link this to paper saturdays on Saturday! Love all the art I am seeing here.
manonX

Netty said...

Loving your dramatic canvas. Happy PPF, Annette x


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Kirstin McCulloch said...

Oooh! I have been loving your mermaids, but I love the drama of this piece x

Lorraine said...

very gothic and mysterious happy ppf

Giggles said...

Beautiful, rich and powerful piece!! Love it!

Hugs Giggles

Mary C. Nasser said...

So striking!
Amazing!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Dawn said...

I think it's stunning HPPF Dxx

Suzy said...

Wow Kim! This is fantastic, love the photo used on this rich and mysterious background of black. Beautiful.

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

beautiful work, very different from your mermaids but just as amazing!

Christine said...

beautiful canvas!

Debbie said...

It's a beautiful piece. Your colors are perfect!

Gloria in CA said...

Stunning, just beautiful. Love the black of it. Colors are perfect for this piece. thank you. Happy PPF!

Valerie-Jael said...

Totally gorgeous! Valerie

Anne Manda said...

Stunning! Love the drama and contrast, really wonderful piece! <3

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Quite the world you have created for her, love her headdress. Happy PPF

Joyfulploys said...

It is very dramatic. Found you through Link Love at Daisy Yellow.
Mary

Siggadisart said...

Wow, this is so nice, love this lady and all the black, so different from all the colors Im always using :)

VonnyK said...

The black background really makes it dramatic and the faces is mesmerizing. Love it.
Von.

Kristin said...

Oh, it's just gorgeous! And I love that you kept the background black - she looks so elegant and etherial.
Your mermaid in the post below is beautiful too.
AND SO happy to have you playing along this year with The Summer of Color - thank you for helping me spread the word with the button - can't wait till Monday, xoxo

Linda said...

such a dramatic and stunning collage against the black background Kim-love this!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love that dark background... makes the image really pop...xx

JoyCorcoran said...

Very compelling and a really nice composition. It brims with mystery and beauty.

Nic McLean said...

this is really good. I love the dark background - it's very gothic.

Jann said...

This is totally awesome, Kim!

Tammie Dickerson said...

Love the drama and the beautiful composition!

Elisa said...

beautiful vintage collage!

missy k said...

Such a stunning piece.... I love the dark background.

Karen x

JUNE said...

This is fabulous...haunting in a really good way...well done you! Glad I stopped by...june

Linda said...

Even with the dark background it's not heavy. Beautiful!