"Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!" Lucy to Linus, (Peanuts)

FineArtViews Painting Competition - Twice in the Fav 15%

http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/badge/13203 three times selected for FAV15%, Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Am I Having Fun Yet?

Paint, repaint. That seems to be the theme of this piece. Starting to work on the background, which is a piece of drapery fabric I have had for eons and always wanted to use in a painting. I am loving the way I painted it so far, but I have to admit it is too distracting from the portrait area. I have to tone down the colours of all those writhing leaves. Too bad. It represents some pretty awesome painting if I do say so myself! That happens though and I learned long ago to be brave enough to paint over even that which is well painted if it doesn't work with the total...the total being worth more than the sum of its parts. Sigh. (I do a lot of that).


  1. I have to give you so much credit for doing such a wonderful job on this painting. I don't have that much patience for anything. This young lady must mean a lot to you.

  2. Absolutely stunning!!! I love how she pops out in that sea of tropical colors and foliage.

  3. This is a wonderful painting, what is the size, I love the background, it makes me look and holds my attention, very well done Karen.

  4. Thank you! Horst, the size is 16"x40". I have toned down the background and will post pics when that is done.

  5. This is amazing work Karen. I just love it! I am in awe of your work and its beauty~
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. I can't wait to see where you go next with it.