Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My 'Mystele' girl


I've been watching a lot of Mystele's You Tube videos lately and was playing last night and decided to try her style of a girl. She's much more loose with her painting and I struggle with that but it was still fun.
Obviously I won't put this one up for sale as it's more her than me, but I just wanted to share my experiment in her technique and 'look'.

The wording says: I know we are supposed to Grow......but I don't think it was like this!'
I painted this pudgster after having scalloped potatoes and ham for supper and was feeling a little 'full'. ha!

Then I watched the Biggest Loser and had a dream about working out. I was REALLY pushing myself too! I wonder if that burns any calories? I mean, obviously the thought was there :)

16 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

I love Mystele's work! You did a great job Darla!! Loosening up is harder that it seems!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

In My Sepia Studio said...

Oh, if we could only dream ourselves thin!! ;)

I've never heard of Mystele, I'll have to check it out~

Kelly said...

I've been watching Mystele's videos lately too...your Mystele girl turned out beautiful.
Love the colours...

luthien said...

she looks pretty cute actually :)) you paint really fast my fren ... it seems like you have one painting out a day! gosh!!

LOL!! you exercise in your dreams?!? that's too funny!!!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Great minds think alike - I've been watching Mystele as well - she is sooooo inspirational for me. You did a great job!

Georgina said...

I too love Mystele's work. As for dreams, well, we can only dream!! LOL Remember, there's always those pesty New Year resolutions!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Love it totally Darla, this is fabulous!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Darla, I have an award for you on my blog. Thank you for being a great friend.
Julie

Micki said...

*Yay* we all love Mystele!!

I have learned so much from that lovely lady, I have been playing all day in my 'sketchbook project' journal and it's all thanks to Mystele.

Your painting is gorgeous and I agree that loosening up can be difficult, I finally feel I am getting there with that though, so I'm sure you will too.

Micki x

zoe said...

lovely work!
i think the nighttime workout is just as helpful as any other ;)

priti.lisa said...

Hi Darla,
I just want to ditto Luthien and go look at Mystele's work.
I enjoy you as always,
xox, Lisa

priti.lisa said...

Nothing wrong with inspiration!
Actually, it is not copying, your painting is your own. Nice work!
xox, Lisa

Nicola said...

Loving the earthy colours in this one! I've never heard of Mystele either but I'll be checking her out for sure now!!!

As for dreaming about exercise, I'd love to think that you could burn calories like that hahahahah you are funny!!!

Serena said...

You did a great job on the painting, Darla. OH, how wonderful it would be if all we had to do to get thin was just dream ourselves exercising....sigh...hmmmmm....might be worth a shot ~ ;)

Mana Moon Studios said...

This is beautiful Darla and I have to thank you for the link as I had never seen Mystele's work, beautiful! I love your version of it too and the saying is perfect!

Diane said...

Darla, I love this, and though you were painting like Mystele, it still has your own flair to it. I took her Gut Art class, and loved it. If you like taking online classes, I highly recommend it!