Sunday, February 7, 2010

First project completed :)


I wish I had additional small canvases to practice a little more but it's snowing here today and the wind is supposed to pick up so my anticipated 40 mile trip to Michaels is probably out of the picture :( I may try cardboard!

I used a 6x 6 canvas that I had painted before and just gave it a makeover, but Sharon says that Michaels has 5x5 canvases for $1 in the children's art section which I MUST go check out! They have designs on them but you can gesso over them and start fresh!

By the way, if you are interested in taking Sharon's class you still can! It's an open registration class so you can jump in anytime!

Thanks so much for all the encouraging responses to the step by step post from yesterday!! I've never taken the time to do that and I will definitely try to do more of that. I know I sure appreciate when others share the steps......don't know why I didn't think to give back a little myself! I will though ♥

Have a great SUPER BOWL Sunday!
Darla

21 comments:

Jackie said...

I love it! I have been thinking I want to take that class.

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful! It looks very special, I love the expression in her eyes!

All My Yesterdays said...

I love the way it turned out Darla and now I'll be watching for more of this from you. I'm not a painter, but it will be interesting to watch you create. Be proud girl!

Colleen said...

OK, first ..ThANk YOu So vEry MUcH! I love my "Hope" and the card you made with it is sooo darling! My mother-in-law (who lives with us) is just as tickled..

Second- This girl is amazing! I saw that class offered and really thought about takin git..I may just need to now. Course, it helps to already have the talent you do! So, when will you have classes??

zoe said...

wow, it's beautiful!
those flowers are really spectacular!

Nicola said...

Wow Darla, this is really great, so much texture, it looks so different from what you've done before, wonderful work!!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Fantasic piece!
I hope you get your hands on some canvas's soon, nothing like running when your hot on an idea.
Hugs,
Anna

Createology said...

This is beautiful. You should be so proud. I say stay home and be warm. There will be lots of other days to visit Michaels for canvases. Keep Creating...

Silke said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I love how everything works together in this! You have such a sense of putting things together! Plus, the face is just lovely!! Hugs, Silke

Julie said...

This is beautiful! Obviously worth all of the hard work you put into it! : )

Debbie said...

I loved seeing your project from start to finish! Great job!

Diane said...

Darla, this turned out soooo good. I started mine last night, and let me tell you I was so excited when the transfer worked. I've never had much luck with them, but I just went step by step with Sharon, and it worked! It's not perfect, which is exactly what I wanted--I like this class!!

Brenda said...

Love the way it has turned out.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is so beautiful, I think it might be my favorite piece you've ever done! I absolutely love everything about it; her expression, the flowers and the overall composition!

wyanne said...

It's gorgeous! Looks like a great class! Thanks for the tip on canvas at Michaels...I'll have to pass that along. Great job!

Erin said...

I am just in love with this - what great composition and colours and expression. Amazing!

I so so so wish there was a Michael's in the UK. Ho hum.

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh my goodness gracious Darla, she is just breathtaking! You are AMAZING!!!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Love,
L ♥

Sonja said...

Finished project realy looks great, face is so full of life.
Realy an improvement from previous post.

Kelly said...

Yes...Micheals does have the little canvases in the childrens section and check the Clearance aisle...I found some there too...with seasonal pictures printed on the canvas...but, like you said, a little gesso and voila!

I love the spring like feel of this painting.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Darla!!! this is fantastic!!! I love it...wonderful work and so great to see you painting !!!

hugs
Diana

Jodi Ohl said...

Love the work--the class sounds like so much fun! I bought those little canvases last spring and they are perfect to experiment on, the gesso does cover right over them. :)