Friday, July 29, 2011

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY - the lovefest continues ;)

Paint Party Friday Post... for those who thought I'd lost interest, sorry but NO I haven't, so deal with it LOL ;) I still LOVE Paint Party Fridays... and I'm back to join in with something I've been doing this week via this wonderfully crazy  (in a good way) blogger called Amy... she is running this FREE tutorial/workshop/thingy and it's really cool, I've never done anything like this online EVER, so, (here's the BIG RAP) it's also the best tutorial/workshop/thingy I've attended/done! So, I'm excited & I'm sharing my work for PPF :)

How to be a Hottie
I bought a fantastic mirror for $6 at the $2 shop :)
So I could draw myself... and also so I can see why I should never greet anyone at the front door again without wearing makeup ;)

Yep my pencil sketch that I did following Amy's step by step tutorial :) although the flithy fingermarks over the whole thing wasn't mandatory...

OK This is my 'mixed media'... If you think I look a little worse for wear here you should have seen it BEFORE I attacked the (acrylic) painting with my pencils & pastels... I may keep working on this or perhaps lock the portrait away like Dorian Grey did in Oscar Wilde's delightful novel ;) I realised my hoodie wasn't glam but, it's not like I was posting in Vogue magazine :)
Thanks for popping by dudettes (& wandering dudes too) Eva and Kristin are the wonderful hosts of PPF if you get the chance, grab a cuppa or wine & party-on :) Stilettos & make-up optional ;)
Ohhh ALMOST FORGOT (actually I did & now I've come back to add it to my post)... I did an art piece I'm donating to save forests in Scotland, it's a charity thing my fellow blogger Martha alerted me too & looks wonderful, my donation may not save much more than a branch or maybe a few leaves at the least, but this is it & it's called "Who will sing for our Children" 



55 comments:

Tammie said...

wonderful to see what you have been doing and I love hearing that you are enjoying that class. I will have to take a look at it. Your portrait came out wonderful with great texture and depth.

Gloria said...

Oh I love it! You've done a great job with your portrait. Now you've given me an idea to take a mirror outside to the studio. Really good job, thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

Heather said...

Your portrait is great. I will have been meaning to do this myself.
I love that little girl. She looks sooo sad!! She is sweet.

Pointy Pix said...

i love your posts, they always make me laugh! great portrait although i do think you've been a little hard on yourself! i love the little girl-such a poignant image and very fitting. i'm going to go learn more about this forest in scotland thing. happy ppf.

Sunshineshelle said...

Tammie it is fun & pretty unstructured (I was worried at first I could be thrown outta class for talking out of turn)... not sure about the portrait Gloria, my 17 year old just came in and asked why I looked so old, I told her I hadn't had my coffee before I did it! Thanks Heather, YES you should try, it doesn't really matter how it looks I guess, it's more of a exercise in looking & recording & while I was doing it I realised my eyebrows needed plucking so it was helpful ;) Pointy Pix you little sunshine deprived babe (I don't mean deprived of me, I read your post, 7 days is not enough), yep pop in & have a peek, I'm sending mine off Monday, I think they have to be there by Aug 18... I'm married to a Scot (although he looks more Aussie than anyone) and it seemed good to get involved in (save the forests = save wildlife) otherwise Bambi will be homeless!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love the portrait! so captivating and interesting! those eyes!
Happy PPF

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh but I like the hoodie, so urban vogue :) Fantastic painting of yourself and the little girl. Have a great Friday :)

SHERI C said...

What an interesting journey watching your portrait come to life. I really like the mood and feel of your results. Great job! Wishing you a very HAPPY PPF!

Jan said...

Shelle! You are so funny,artistic and talented. What a wonderful personality you are! I love the self portraits!!!

Theresa said...

I'm going to check out Amy's tutorial in a couple of weeks when things slow down here - sl glad you reminded me. Your piece is amazing!!! Happy PPF!

NatashaMay said...

This is awesome! I have to make time and do this class by Amy. Maybe will the coolness rub on me. :) Great charity piece, too. So nice and generous of you.

New End Studio said...

You're too hard on yourself, this is great and the donated piece tugs, so sad. Hope they raise a ton of money and lots of help/awareness.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE the eyes in your self portrait- I think you did a GREAT job; it's so expressive! And your donation piece is so sad and profound- it really speaks to my heart.
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

The Woodwife said...

I have never drawn or painted myself - maybe it is time..... you have inspired me.

Geckostone said...

Shelle you crack me up ( needed to pluck my eyebrows)!!! I sooo missed your posts, so glad yer back! Your self portrait came out GREAT! I'm still too chicken to try it, lol! And I absolutely adore your donation to Scotland, its soooooo sweet!!! Deb

Magaly Guerrero said...

I think I stared at your eyes for too long... I was already taken by you, now I'm bewitched--whoever said the bit about penetrating, piercing and all those kind of eyes that stab you in the sweetest of ways must have been thinking about you. Wow! And the little girl is adorable. I love her sweater and your hoodie.

art2cee2 said...

I love this portrait. The eyes are captivating. :-)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love all your work ! LOL ~ got a chuckle out the 'mirror' ~ great idea ~ thanks for sharing your great work ~ namaste, Carol ^_^


Over from PaintParty Friday ~ come visit my blogs
http://www.artmusedogsharethecreativejourney.com/

http://www.acreativeharbor.com/

Thanks ~ Carol

Faye said...

Wow, I wish I could draw that well! You are so talented. The online class sounds like something I would enjoy.

Her Speak said...

I enjoy that this portrait doesn't look like a grade school class photograph.:) That was something that drove me nuts about school--all of these polished awkwardly posed portraits. Who looks like that?! I decided to push past that with a piece I titled, "The Hangover". Perhaps I'll post it for the party. Tee hee! Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

Marlene said...

Wonderful artwork. Your self portrait is great, I tried one once and failed miserably at it. Sounds like a wonderful cause and your donation and it's title are Beautiful.

EVA said...

Is the top one you too? Or just the middle?

I'm glad to read your daughters comment as I was sure you were being hard on yourself! Especially if the top one is you too!

It is a great painting though! And your little girl with her bird is fabulous.

Cardinals ARE named after Catholic cardinals because of their red (male) plumage. I didn't realize they are just in the Americas until today though. Beautiful and singing all the time!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My Fridays are not complete without a visit to your fun blog. I am always awed by your beautiful work and cheered by your happy style of writing. Have a wonderful weekend!

craftattack said...

Great work, and thanks for the laugh again; I always think how brave my postman is when I see what I look like in the morning after opening the door! Valerie

- T.W - said...

Love your work, those blue shadows look amazing! Your workdesk looks really awesome too btw, so inspiring having all the tools nearby!

Oh, and btw... The post you commented on in my blog... it's a guy. No worries, I'm used to people calling my men girls though... XD

Julie said...

Your portrait is great and I love the little girl, she's so sweet and whimsical.

Erika Lee Sears said...

i just love how it turned out :) happy friday.

chris cozen said...

Wow, well done! You are brave to embrace yourself so fully.

Jo Murray said...

Not an easy task a self portrait but boyohboy you did well!!! Congratul;ations!

Jenn said...

I joined the workshop a few days ago too!!! You've reminded me I was going to try the charcoal portrait this weekend. I love your Hottie portrait!!!! You've inspired me!!

amy said...

!!!!!

Whoot!

neat, i'm excited!

also, i totally missed your shit because i switched blogger accounts so i was not seeing any of your posts.

I can't delete my Old gmail yet, so i'm now following you Twice. LIke, the Old Amy account, and the New Amy account.
Except i am following one of those times so that i don't confuse you.

Except now that i think about it, it seems really creepy that i'm following anonymously.

xx,
amy

laurie said...

now that is so cool,, beautiful,,I've never heard of this,,wow,, amazing

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Shelle ;o) I'm back! I agree with Laurie! So cool! Beautiful! Amazing! Great job my friend! And, I love the painting you did for Scotland! Maybe I will buy it! ;o)) Love ya ;o)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Fabulous post...gorgeous artwork..and such a creative soul you are!
Victoria

Natasha said...

I LOVE that you did this!! It's so great...I think when we can look at ourselves and really "see" it changes our perspective for the better...I love the colors and all the creative play that went into these works!

Jenny Blair said...

hehe! i LOVE your run down on the self portrait...which by the way looks amazing! And what a generous donation for such a worthy cause..I'm away to follow the link :)x

orchid said...

How delicately done, wonderful self portrait♡♡♡ So charming!!!
Welcome back, my friend.

Thank you very much for the lovely comments for me. Please take care not to have a cold. We are having unbearable muggy summer...

Blessing to you, Orchid

*jean* said...

sounds and looks like great fun! i love the little bird in the bottom piece, and the colors...

An Altered Wonderland said...

I just love your use of color -- very Henri Matisse! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Kristin Dudish said...

Your posts are always so much fun!

I had to laugh about your comment about "not greeting anyone at the door without wearing makeup"... Whenever I look in the mirror to do a self-portrait I feel the same way (but I always blame it on the lighting! ha!)

Your charity piece is wonderful... I love the blending in the background :)

xo
Kristin

Tam Hess said...

MOST excellent self portrait. That online class sounds really interesting. Your pictures turned out great! I love the piece you did for Save the Forest....really conveys the message!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

The coloured version looks so wonderfully live. Love your hair. :)

Joni Nickrent said...

Love your work and blog...new follow from PPF! Great stuff!

Nicola said...

Hi there, I've never done a self portrait before it looks like fun! I really love how you've done yours in your unique style!! I think it looks great and what a fantastic exercise! Love your big eyed girl she is so quirky and cute! Great work! :0)

Elisa said...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I love the result.. the portrait is beautiful with the right color and depicts a mood..Have a great day!

Terrie said...

Great portrait - I love that it feels real rather than idealized. Love the hair and hoodie! :)

Annabelle said...

Fantastic art work , very creative and unique and just too hilarious! Loved the part of Oscar Wilde...a fav of mine.

Annabelle

Mina said...

Hello Miss Sunshine Shelle. Your self portrait is wonderful. You are so very gifted in art. I also love the piece you did for charity, and it is for such a great cause. Have a wonderful week, my sweet.

Fallingladies said...

wonderful art, love them all!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love that self portrait! Wonderful, if a bit scary. LOL. Happy PPF...take care, gerri.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Wonderful self portrait. A mirror is a good idea!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Nice work! I love all the colors you captured in the skin tone.

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Nice work! I love all the colors you captured in the skin tone.

Sunshineshelle said...

Holy Moly, I am blown away, have laughed & pondered, but most of all treasured each & everyone of these comments, I have been trying to visit all you sweet bloggers (if I haven't got there yet I'm a comin' :) the unique insights your art & comments & posts bring to my world are golden - Thank You :)

Marguerite said...

I am sure you look better than your self-portrait. Are you being a bit hard on yourself?? Seriously, it's great!