Friday, September 23, 2011

Paint Party Friday... Work In Progress


For this week's Paint Party Friday I am sharing a work in progress.

On Sunday I mentioned that I am taking Gritty Jane's Portraits and Papers class and this week was spent working on my lessons.  I started by prepping six 12x12 canvases...



Then I started my underpainting...


It's so much fun to learn how other artists work!  Gritty Jane works with Paynes Gray for her underpaintings and I normally use Burnt (or sometimes Raw) Umber as a base, so it feels a bit strange to be working with such cool tones.  

You may also notice the beginnings of peacock feathers popping up around this portrait...  After creating last week's painting I decided I wanted to play with plumage a little bit more! 


63 comments:

  1. It's so lovely! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    What are you working with? Watercolor, acrylic, oil?

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh wow. this is AWESOME.
    i love it Now, so i know it will really knock my socks off when it's complete.

    Aren't you so glad that the canvas prepping is done? :) i hate that part.

    xx,
    amy

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like this a lot. the background is a cool idea. I cant figure out how you got the girl and p feathers (underpainting) to be smooth on top of the textures background. but it is very cool...looking forward to seeing more of this
    KAT

    ReplyDelete
  4. It looks great right now!! I really love it! Great work.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, this is so much fun. Yes I noticed the peacock feather again ... love to see the finished painting! Well Done!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would have been hard pressed to get past the prepping stage. I love 'em

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is going to be fabulous. i love how you prepared the canvas-is it bits of paper glued on? i really like how the patterns are still just visible through the paint. i loved your peacock feathers last week and am sure this is going to be stunning too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That is fab! I took jane's class as well. :) Great stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great work, love the style. Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh Kristin, she is beautiful, and what an interesting and fun class!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love seeing works in progress--Jane's class was one of my favorites--I really like the texture that you can get with her process--I'm anxious to see the end result--she's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow...yep - saw the peacock feathers right away...I have continued to study the peacock you did out of the abstract background provided. So guess they are in my minds eye right now! beautiful!
    cheers, dana

    ReplyDelete
  13. this looks amazing ~ i love it!
    can't wait to see it when you are done! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow...hard to believe all those papers became that background. This is looking terrific already.

    ReplyDelete
  15. WOW Kristin!! Love this! Its amazing already!! I am enjoying Jane's class too, her technique is so cool isn't it?! I am working on this type of canvas but have not patience for portrait painting so it will be an abstract landscape! lol

    Cannot wait to see the finished piece!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow! is right! Awesome ~ Love the portrait and the process ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is lovely already. I can't wait to see it completed. I need to try something different as I seem to be without a muse at the moment. Happy PPF. Enjoy your weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is absolutely gorgeous, she's beautiful. I love doing this kind of background too, tfs, Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love the backgrounds, especially the brightly coloured ones. Looking forward to seeing how they progress. :)
    Jess xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. How very interesting. Thank you for sharing the process otherwise we may never be exposed to it.
    HPPF

    ReplyDelete
  21. oh this one's so good! Your Kristin style is already coming out in the peacock feathers.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow...this is amazing Kristin! Payne's Gray is one of my fav colors! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love it!!! Really like the background technique ...will have to give that a try sometime :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. That looks so awesome, love how "rusty" the background looks! The peacock feathers look awesome as well, adding a nice touch to the allready beautiful portrait~

    // - T.W -

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh wow its stunning already and love the prepped canvases. Happy PPF, Annette x

    ReplyDelete
  26. oh kristin! it's a BEAUTIFUL painting! love it! :D x

    ReplyDelete
  27. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  28. How gorgeous, Kristin. It could be a finished work even at this stage.
    Faye

    ReplyDelete
  29. Gorgeous, striking and absolutely beautiful! You are an awesomely talented artist! Love your work! POP ART MINIS

    ReplyDelete
  30. How cool to be taking Jane's class! I love what you have done so far. I can't wait to see more as you go along! She is lovely. xo

    ReplyDelete
  31. wow I really like how it looks now, love the grey.

    ReplyDelete
  32. what a pretty and soulful face!
    this is going to be wonderful, although I like it now!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow, this is really coming along beautifully!
    Adore the way you build it up ....Look forward to the finished work.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow! I can't wait to see the finished painting!

    ReplyDelete
  35. this is awesome! I look forward to seeing where you go with it. I have never done under painting. Someday I will have to learn more about this.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow!! Fabulous painting so far Kristin. Talk about a sassy, sexy expression too.

    ReplyDelete
  37. You're Getting a superb work ...

    ReplyDelete
  38. Just gorgeous! I Love what you have here and can't wait to see what comes of it, thank you for the inspiration ;)
    I had hoped to start the party this week but was unable to do so. I look forward to joining asap,
    Kristin xo

    ReplyDelete
  39. Fab to be able to see the work progress. The backgrpunds are so cheerful and then so subtle after the colour base. She is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  40. It's not finished yet? Man oh man...you are amazing! Where do you from here? Can't wait to see :)xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. She is looking gorgeous! I love how you've shared your steps with us and even mentioned the color you used for your underpaiting. It works beautifully!! Can't wait to see where this project will take you! Sounds like my kinda fun. :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love, love, love that the peacock feathers are emerging again!

    The backrounds are marvelous.

    And the painting in progress of Gritty Jane is cool! (No pun intented! Okay, maybe a little one! :) )

    ReplyDelete
  43. This is looking gorgeous! LOVE it so far and I know it will end up fabulous. :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. A lovely start! I look forward to seeing this work as it develops!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I'm loving this one already. Sounds like a great class!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I am loving this peek into your process and CANNOT WAIT to see more! You're right, it is so fun to learn from the processes of other artists!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love this!! I was going to take Janes class too. I love that you shared the process!! Very cool. She is looking great!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. she's gorgeous! I noticed the peacock feathers right away. I aspire to paint more realistic faces!

    ReplyDelete
  49. very beautiful Kristin. It made me curious how u did the background.. the underpainting in this light color is just awesome! Elisa from http://harmonythoughts.com/

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh WOW- this is incredible and such an amazing way to start my (belated ) PPF journey this week! Can't wait to see where you go with this- I LOVE her pose and I am a FOOL for peacock feathers!

    ReplyDelete
  51. It's looking beautiful! I love that class!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Fabulous..... look forward to seeing how she turns out...

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wow wow wow she is fabulous! REALLY beautiful!! Can't wait to see her in completion! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

    ReplyDelete
  54. A beautiful looking, delicious tones in B / W. I love the process.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Lovely, I think she's going to be fab! I also like the beginning of your backgrounds; they look like patchwork quilts! Thanks for fixing my PPF link. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my sunflowers, Happy PPF!

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love this - love the look on her face and how you are doing the under painting in those grays - I am very interested in seeing how it all turns out.

    ReplyDelete
  57. again ... amazing! Can't believe all the hard work and creativity that goes into EVERY one of you pieces! So very talented ♥

    ReplyDelete
  58. You know, Honey, this work looks especially stunning with the backdrop of the outdoors acting as a 'frame'. The abundance and variations in colors and light, in contrast to the monochromatic aspect of the painting, give the work added emotional depth and dimension. Perhaps you can 'recreate' the effect when you do make a frame?

    ReplyDelete
  59. This is outstanding. Really really beautiful work!

    ReplyDelete
  60. It's looking very nice Kristin.
    Happy Weekend, Evelyn

    ReplyDelete
  61. Contemplating entering this paint party Friday and thought I'd POP in and visit a few linkies...this is looking really wonderful...now I am trembling in my boots as I am not really that good!lol...of well...no harm in trying right....looking forward to seeing this finished...xxx

    ReplyDelete

Hi! I love and appreciate all of your comments! I turned off the word verification so please don't leave me spam. Thanks!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...