Friday, October 28, 2011

Paint Party Friday (Week 33) + The Butterfly Effect = Surreal Art!

"Cinderelephant"
approximately 21"x22"
acrylic on fabric (attached to an old cupboard door)

(Not the best photo - it's been dark and snowing!)

My inspiration for this week's PPF painting came from the surrealism theme over at The Butterfly Effect.

As I was thinking about that theme, I came across a sketchbook page I shared way back in February (you can see it here).  The itty-bitty Cinderelephant at the bottom of that page led to a new stream of consciousness drawing...


Because there aren't many things more surreal than an elephant who prances around in glass slippers!


61 comments:

  1. You really are an excellent artist. Snowing. So soon? We are foatinginto spring here.

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  2. This is amazing. Each week I really look forward to seeing what you do for Paint Party Friday! :)

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  3. I absolutely adore the sketch. . . the skirt makes her look so cute. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  4. I am really blown away here. The colors in the face, the shadowing, and the eyes. Wow!

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  5. OMG! How abulous and surreal! Love Cinderelephant!

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  6. That is fabulous Kristin! I love it! You always amaze me with your work. Cinderelephant is elephanticious!

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  7. Oh I love a glamorous Elephant! That Cinderelephant is so cute!!! Love her!!!

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  8. cinderelephant looks tired. i hope she knows how cute she is.

    and the collage: wowowowow. i love it.

    happy weekend ♥
    kj

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  9. Snow for you and the first swim of the season here for me in Australia... I love the background and those sweet gentle eyes... This and the raccoon would look wonderful hanging together... thanks for hosting the highlight of my week!!! xx

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  10. Sweet! Surreal is good :) Happy Weekend Kristin, Ev

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  11. this is wonderful! Wow.. I am very impressed!
    Love Surealism.. and you have a great handle on it!!
    Thank you for sharing.. happy PPF! Come visit me too. I thought once I signed up I was signed up for the rest of the yr. lol.. so I am just on the list NOW>. :-(

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  12. Lol great piece, love the theme & the outcome, happy ppf! thanks for sharing x

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  13. i love these elephants-such warm smiling eyes in the first painting and I love the surreallism in the second one-even got the halloween pumpkin involved! you are one of the most imaginative people i know!

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  14. Your surreal elephant is wonderful, and has a very dream-like quality!! Have a great day,Valerie

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  15. what a fun illustration!
    i love those slippers

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  16. Wow! Kristin, that looks amazing! the elephant is almost real life looking. Brilliant!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE the stream of consciousness work!!!

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  18. okay - need to add to my Kristin collection...obviously I must have some version of Cinderelephant!!!! As I am Sinderella and some friends call me Danarella....I love her, let me know my options!!!!
    cheers, dana

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  19. Wonderful! Well done and fun! thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey, Happy PPF ^_^

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  20. Kristin these are adorable, you are soooooo good!!! Deb

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  21. I like Cinderelephant's eyes, lol.

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  22. Such a soulful elephant, I love her. I know her Prince Charming is coming for her soon!

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  23. I really love this elephant, what a great piece. Happy PPF

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  24. Sweet Cinderelephant ... love her gentle eyes! You are most creative Kristin Dudish! Thx for hostessing PPF with Eva!

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  25. Wonderful!...reminding me of "Water for Elephants"!

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  26. What another amazing painting!
    Love the combination of textures, patterns and colors!
    Always an inspiration!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  27. The painting, the sketches, they are all gorgeous! What a great idea...Cinderelephant needs to have a whole book to herself.

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  28. Cinderelephant! That hilarious. Love the painting. Such a fun and great idea.

    Thanks for your comment on My Blog.

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  29. oooo I love her! I love that peaceful expression on her face.

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  30. You have a great imagination! I love this, and I love elephants. They're so majestic and you've definitely captured that.

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  31. That puts the hugest smile on my face. She is fabulous. I had snow last night too. I'm trying to not let it get me down. At least the bare trees and reflective snow bring a lot more light through my tiny studio window. (I'm hanging onto that silver lining as we head into another long dark winter). Your painting brings tons of sunshine to my day! -Karen

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  32. This is just wonderful so professional looks like a children's illustration. You should be proud Dxx

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  33. I just thought of a request ... any way you could work a monkey into a drawing? My middle son loves them ... he and Caleb could fight over teh computer to see your drawings then!
    Love the elephant!

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  34. Surreal? but I see one right here in my kitchen.... or have I just been drinking too much wine?

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  35. Sweetest little Elephant! I love a girl with great shoes. Snow already?! Sheesh! I remember when I was living in upstate NY in college and it snowed from Oct to April! Hopefully, you'll get some Indian summer back.
    Denni

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  36. She is so sweet! I love the red print background--is that the fabric, or did you do it by hand?

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  37. The EYES, Kristin! The eyes on this one are AMAZING. I mean I like the whole thing, but you've done the eyes masterfully. They have so much depth. Wonderful, as always.

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  38. That. Elephant. Is. Awesome.

    I love it.

    omigod.

    How are you attaching the fabric to the panel? I want to do this, but i'm paranoid it will lift off.

    what is your adhesive?
    xxa

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  39. WOW!! I could only dream of painting like this.. It really is amazing...

    Hope you have a happy weekend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  40. I love this piece. Are you going to hang it on a cupboard? It would look amazing.

    The bottom sketch is quite fun to see and i love all the artful lines and details on the page as well. You are so creative!

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  41. This is just wonderful and whimsical!! Love it.

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  42. I love your Cinderelephant! So sweet and happy. Ugh, you have snow? I'm so sorry! I'm still not on board with it being fall and although I like winter, I'm not ready for snow. Hope you have sunshine soon.

    Happy PPF!

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  43. She is lovely! I have a little thing for elephants. :-)

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  44. Love the concept & your painting is amazing. Happy PPF!

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  45. Kristin this is just gorgeous! The eyes are so soulful! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous painting. Happy PPF!

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  46. Love the idea of Cinderelephant and your painting is fantastic. Love it.

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  47. amazing detail work... and i love the title!

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  48. Oh Kristin!!!! your dancing prancing glass slipper wearing elephant is the cutest !!!! I love this piece ....you are so clever with your art!!!!

    Happy PPF and pop by for Sweet Saturdays!!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  49. Wonderful painting and on a Cupboard Door! Happy PPF!

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  50. Oh wow this is brilliant. I absolutely love it!

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  51. Fell in love instantly. Elephants. My Fave! :o) Donna

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  52. o my, she is just darling!!! what a lovely eye you achieved here!! happy PPF!

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  53. Ah, I love your elephant! She is wonderful & all the colors & patterns. Yummy! Happy PPF!

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  54. Hi Kristin, Thanks for you comment, and I found those window crayons at Target. They are crayola! :)

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  55. Prettiest Elephant princess I ever did set eyes on ! great fantasy art Love it

    - KAT -

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  56. Wow. This is brilliant. LOVE it, xo

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  57. This is amazing....LOVE IT! Hard to resist a fantastical elephant...unforgettable!

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  58. All of your work is so witty and wonderful!

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  59. I admire the way you subtly use the lights and shadows. It´looks so real! Even if the elephant is wearing a glasss slipper. ;)

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