Paint Party Friday

Happy Paint Party Friday, everyone! I’ve missed everyone at the party the last couple of weeks and was determined to have something to show this week. I guess I wouldn’t call this a work in progress, since I don’t plan to finish it.  I ran out of play time before I got much done to the hair or background, but I’m not liking the colors overall so I won’t go back to it. It’s just for practice, in my faces sketchbook. I did like the original sketch and should have planned my colors before just jumping in. It is mixed media, mostly watercolor, gesso and colored pencil.

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30 thoughts on “Paint Party Friday

  1. Sunshineshelle

    Wow, I think you are being a little harsh I love the delicate nature of this beauty, the bluish shadows & the colour of her hair, but maybe it doesn’t need anything else anyway, I think it’s quite haunting & pleased you shared it 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Well to me she look gorgeous.. I am not good at faces at all.. I have tried a couple. And lets just say I need a lot of help…

    Happy PPF!!

  3. Faye

    Melisa, I like the colors. The purplish shadow is wonderful with the fiery hair. Most of my female paintings have red hair. It shows up so well (and also my g.d. has red hair). You do draw faces beautifully.

  4. Carol

    Lovely art work ~ Understand how you feel ~ have pieces that just don’t work for me (especially when I rush something) she is still quite lovely! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  5. iamrushmore

    thanks for sharing this even though you don’t like it. I’m determined to improve my faces and I love studying other people’s techniques. (I’d be thrilled if my paintings came out as “bad” as this. lol).

  6. Voie de Vie

    She seems to be a hit – it’s a good thing she got an airing. It would have been a shame to leave her in your sketchbook, never seeing the bloggy light of day. 🙂

  7. Victoria

    Wow..what a beauty..this is my fave of yours..her spirit is strong and vibrant..I love the look in her face and the expression of her eyes..the colors and shading are stunning..beautiful!

  8. Faye

    Hi, I’m back to see what you’ve done for PPF this week. I love last week’s redhead. She is gorgeous and complete as far as I’m concerned. Happy Friday!

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Faye! I didn’t post anything for PPF this week because I didn’t get anything photographed before the sun went down. I’ll have something to show next week, though! Thanks for dropping by!


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