Thursday, May 2, 2013

Paint Party Friday...




"She Dreams Deep" by Kim Smith 2013. Please do not take painting images without permission.

Happy Weekend and Happy PPF! I finally made myself do a mixed media painting this week for Mindy LaceField's TrueFreeSpirit workshop. It's a year long workshop with a project every month. I adore Mindy's style and was very excited to learn more...until I went to paint and realized I was so worried about making a painting that would look like hers that I eventually convinced myself I couldn't do it! I did a few sketches but just couldn't get past the block when it came to painting. So this week, I just decided to Do It! And 'She Dreams Deep' is the result. I am very happy with how she turned out and am looking forward to my next painting in this style.

And for you to download and play with, here are two Gelli Plate Print backgrounds I also made in the workshop...Click on each pic then right click to download. Have Fun!



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42 comments:

Viola said...

I'm glad you made the painting, bescause she is very beautiful! :)
Love all the colors also!

Netty said...

I love your mixed media art work, her face is so precious and thoughtful.
Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Kirstin McCulloch said...

She is so lovely

JoAnne said...

She's incredibly sweet Kim. I really love her!

Valerie-Jael said...

The little girl is sooooo beautiful! Valerie

kat said...

She is so sweet and lovely, such a great textured colorful piece, I love it!

A Creative Harbor said...

she is so adorable and well done ~ Wonderful! ^_^

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I LOVE her. This is a beautiful mixed media painting, just love all the colours and layers. Great work!

Janet Ghio said...

I'm pretty sure your muse has returned Kim!!!

miriam miller said...

so sweet!!! just love it. monet-ish
and modern.

Gloria in CA said...

Well done. She is very sweet looking. Love it! Thanks.

Ginny said...

I am so glad you decided to just do it. She is so lovely. I really love her beautiful and sweet face.

Linda said...

she's just gorgeous Kim!!! And tho I can see Mindi's influence this is definitely yours-well done!!

JoyCorcoran said...

I always love what happens once a block is overcome. Lovely piece -- dreamers make the world go round.

Christine said...

she's so cute!

JKW said...

Good, I'm glad you overcame your block. She is adorable and with the art on her dress, she looks like a mini-wizard. Blessings, Janet PPF

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Lovely piece. Sometimes you just have to go for it. The best Art comes for doing that. HPPF

Irene Rafael said...

she is a tender spirit. i especially like the placement of her arms and hands to express her feelings. happ ppf

Tracey Fletcher King said...

fabulous textures in your painting... and great use of colour... fab image...xx

Alicia C said...

I adore her! She's so absolutely lovely

denthe said...

Oh, she is so cute! Good that you gave it a try!

Giggles said...

OMG....when I saw her my heart skipped a beat. Seriously it was beating fast .. I am in love with this piece...she is so priceless...gorgeous and your very own style...she looks nothing like Mindys (who I also love)!! Wow so impressive...and goes to the top of my list as one of my favorite pieces of artwork...reminds me of a modern version of the Besse Pease Gutman prints I used to have filling my house for years!! She dreams deep speaks to me! Love the sweet emotion on her dear face! Fabulous...thanks for sharing and following through....despite your fears!!

Hugs Giggles

Paper rainbow said...

This sounds a wonderful workshop, had a look at the link to her Mindys work, it is beautiful, as is yours, thank you so much for sharing and your lovely comments at my small space :)

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Gorgeous, really beautiful eyes and great colors!

La Abela said...

Beautiful and sweet girl, degraciĆ³n well as the color in the circles. Saludos

Lorraine said...

great face happy ppf

Pia Rom said...

She looks so kind and sweet and I love the textures and her dress ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Debbie said...

great job! i love the colors and texture. her expression is so soft and sweet. happy PPF!

soulbrush said...

She is adorable. Happy PPF and have a great weekend.

Melisa said...

She's adorable and I love the colors you used.

Linda said...

Been gone for awhile but so much fun to catch up! She sure looks like she's dreaming of wonderful things. The bird is so cute and unusual-what a creative piece. I wouldn't think owls would be easy to paint but yours are so fun and happy looking. Will wait to see what is coming in the next year. blessings

Rhonda H said...

Beautiful paintings! And great colors in the gelli prints! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier too!

Dianne said...

such a sweet little face, and amazing texture in this piece! beautiful! happy PPF!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

She's so cute!

minnemie said...

LOVE those polka dot backgrounds!

Elisa said...

wonderful painting Kim. Your style is definitely fantastic. Love all the layers of this little girl.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

She is adorable!!! I really like this piece of art.
Nicole/Beadwright

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Kim,
your Little dreamy Girl is just perfect. Can myself see Long time ago ... :)
Late HPPF and hugs
Erika

NatashaMay said...

Girly looks magnificent! Sounds like a great workshop. :)

Susan Allan said...

Your girl painting is just gorgeous. She is beautiful and dreamy:)

from Sue / Zue
sadesigns@live.co.uk
www.aviewoftheworldfromhere-swa.blogspot.com

xxx
Sue

PlumCat Art said...

Kim! You are a wonderful painter/ mixed media artist!!! Love the work you are doing. Hugs, Mary Ann

Sim said...

Beautifully done dear Kim!!!!