Friday, October 21, 2011

Paint Party Friday Meets The Butterfly Effect!


A sneak peek at my work in progress.

One of the paintings I've been working on this week was inspired by the "masks" theme over at The Butterfly Effect.

The very first thing that popped into my head when I read the theme was "raccoon", my next thought was "masquerade ball".  So I figured, "Hey, why not combine the two?"  (It's probably not much of a shock since I seem to be a wee bit obsessed with creating anthropomorphic animals! Ha!)


This work in progress is approximately 21'' x 27.5".  I started by attaching fabric to an old cabinet door (another shocker!), then painting on top of that...  

Happy PPF!



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49 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! We had a mask theme in two of my other groups and if this had been entered it would have won for sure.

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  2. OHHHHH I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Kristin. I can not wait to see how you finish it up:D I could honestly never quite get into painting on cavas BUT painting on fabric, now that is kind of an addiction of mine, ha ha the feel is so lovely somehow.

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  3. This is sooooo adorable! Now, why doesn't that surprise me? I love all your work!

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  4. Cool idea about the fabric. Did you prep the canvas with clear gesso or? Love your raccoon & the colors!

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  5. Adorable! Such a fabulous painting and idea. The eyes are so thoughtful. Well done for painting on fabric on a door, this would be too much out of my comfort zone, mind you I probably would never have thought of it either.

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  6. This is just gorgeous! I know I keep saying this but every week you never cease to amaze me both with the creativity and execution of you concepts!

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  7. How Fun! Love the combo that you've created...quite a stylish little raccoon lady for sure! POP ART MINIS

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  8. Oh wow a stunning piece of artwork, Happy PPF, Annette x

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  9. Fantastic work, I love the patterned background and the way you made it! Lovely.
    Jess xx

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  10. Wow! Kristen this is wonderful. I really like the idea of securing a background fabric to a panel to paint on! Terrific inspiration. Thanks!

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  11. I did it again. My apologies. " KRISTIN." :o)

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  12. I gotta start mixing my media. I always hesistate. Love the fabric base you do. :)

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  13. Awesome! I love that you attached fabric to a door~ The possibilities are endless! I have to start thinking outside of the box! :)

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  14. Love her!!! Her hair is wonderful, and he eyes have such depth.

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  15. What a fun piece. I love this racoon all dressed up for a party. I'm going to have to try painting on a patterned background either fabric or paper. It's a really great look and you do it so well.

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  16. LOVE your work! Very creative and clever of you. Happy PPF!

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  17. Wonderful WIP!
    So whimsical and fun!!
    Love your work and appreciate you hosting PPF...always inspiring!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

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  18. Fabulous raccoon painting! I love your humor.

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  19. I love the idea of a raccoon masquerade! And what a genius idea to paper the cabinet and then paint. It's fun to see art off canvas. I need to try more of that.
    My Blog

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  20. Wow! She is great! Perfect for a masquerade ball - let them eat cake!

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  21. That is a large painting. Good to know what else I can do with fabric and my cabinets. Excellent creative talents. Blessings, Janet

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  22. Beautifully painted. I love your quirky view and such a LARGE painting! Fab!!
    Happy PPF.

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  23. nice creative work as usual. She reminds me of Marie Antoinette! Must be the hairstyle.

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  24. The racoon is soooo adorable! Love the combination. :-)

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  25. awesome !
    awesome!

    and: you are pretty pretty schmiggly super pretty!

    okay.
    i really love this painting. and the part that Really Knocks my socks off is that i don't see stuff like this often.

    socks = gone

    xxa

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  26. Oh yes! This is freaking awesome! :)

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  27. I love this!! The raccoon is adorable with it's wig and dress.

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  28. Wonderfully creative ~ Love the racoon in her new vogue! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  29. okay - my first response was "dammit!" because I really meant to do something for butterfly effect this week and I totally forgot. But then I started cracking up at your gorgeous raccoon looking like Marie Antoinette. fantastic!

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  30. ooo I love this. A raccoon Antoinette!

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  31. I love this, it might be one of my favorites! I also thought she looked like a raccoon antoinette!

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  32. Fantastic painting! This is Rockette Raccoon! Valerie

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  33. I'm quite fond of anthropomorphic animals and yours is just too cute for words! Happy PPF!

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  34. Gorgeous and whimsical..and very magical..i love all masked beings and creatures..and racoon magic is quite a wonderful totem and guide..beautiful my friend!
    Victoria

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  35. Great Idea painting on a door, I have a few here the only thing is they are still attached,do you think I will get away with it?

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  36. that background is so up my ally it isn't funny... was obsessed with wallpaper patterns for a long time... can't wait to see the finished piece xx

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  37. oh my goodness, I cannot wait to see this completed!

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  38. This is great. I love what you did with the racoon. You are so creative.I can hardly wait for the finished piece. Great work.:)) Happy PPF!

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  39. Kristin!
    This is wonderful Zany and lovely..!
    Thank you for visiting me on PPF!

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  40. love, love, love raccoon's hair and cameo! so creative!

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  41. Ahhhh, I'm just about to fall off from my chair of laughing!!! What a cutie racoon! Loving it!

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  42. oh wow Kristin!!!!! this made my day...what a gorgeous piece....and so clever!!! I think this is the cutest raccoon ever!!!!!

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  43. Now this is something I've never seen!! Wow, what an incredible sense of imagination you must have to think of combining the two ideas and then to be able to execute it so well, that's awesome!
    (found you through Twinkle Twinkle :) )
    ~Scarlett

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  44. LOVE it! Looks very regal to me - and the fact that you are painting on fabric! Sounds difficult and yet you would never know it by the results! Bravo, xo

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  45. I love this!!! Marie Antoinette as a Racoon! She is so cute!!

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  46. Oh My! She must be the envy of her neighbourhood. I'm sure all the other are very green with envy! xxDonna

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