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Friday, October 19, 2012

☆ TGIF [it's been a hellishly long week]

I am so pleased it is the end of the week. I am so pleased that my crazy life can settle down a bit. I am so ready for the weekend. And I was very lucky to squeeze in a few hours to paint this week - my normal time for painting was eaten up with appointments with doctors + midwives.
'CONTEMPLATIVE'
mixed media painting
SOLD

A friend of mine has been asking me for months to paint her 'something' for her new house. Something is a huge concept I have to say. I asked her for specifics, and after much prodding, I managed to pry out of her that she liked my gumtree leave faeries + loved my girls with purple eyes. 

That was it.

She asked me to paint her something way back in June, but with one thing or another I have been caught up. This week, even with the limited time I had, I was determined to paint her 'something'. 'Contemplative' is her 'something'.

I also had a request last week, about the painting 'Dreamer' that was given to my friend for her birthday.

I was asked if prints would be available, and I am happy to say that they are now available in my store here

(And it is worth noting, that if there is any particular painting you would like to buy a print of, please let me know!)

And thats it from me this week. I am done + dusted.
Bring on the weekend



P.S. Have you had a chance to check out my 'halloweeny' give away? There is only a few days left to enter.

[Linking to Paint Party Friday]

44 comments :

  1. These are so lovely! Really like the girl in green dress, such wonderful posture and expression! ♥

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  2. A lovely concept...the eyes are just amazing. Love the stripey stockings too:)
    xx

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  3. Gorgeous girls! I totally love the knee socks. :)

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  4. You capture postures so well in these. I particularly like the book page background. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Susan - the book page is my favourite back ground at the moment x

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  5. Loving both of your beautiful large eyed girls. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Well, I think your friend will be very happy with your gumtree leaf fairy! Love that dreamer-painting, wow! It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments x

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  7. Your illustrations are excellent ~ Love your style ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Very expressive work. I always love seeing book pages in the background. I'm glad you had time to paint. I'm so busy Monday -- Thursday now, and so happy when Friday is here!!!

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    1. I know - even though I am at home with the kids, i am a little lighter when Friday hits! x

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  9. Oh gosh, I adore your fairy and I'm not even a fairy type person...LOL. The leaf for her wing is inspired and beautiful! I hope your weekend makes up for the tough week! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Robin! So far so good for the weekend!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous - both of them. it is hard to paint "something" for a friend. Seems like a lot of pressure. You did famously! Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks Marji - there was some pressure, but all from me! x

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  11. hope the weekend gives you a chance to slow down and paint... both of these paintings are pretty special... your style is so distinct... xx

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    1. Thanks so much Tracey. The weekend is seemingly better, but it is only Saturday morning!

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  12. Wow! Both portraits are great! I especially love your handling of the eyes...both the violet eyes and green eyes! Beautiful.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thanks so much Mary - I love painting the eyes, it is my favourite part to paint! x

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  13. They're both gorgeous, to say the least!!!! Wonderful work!!!!

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  14. These are both totally gorgeous.... lucky friends!!!

    I love the leaf wings.... so cute

    Kaenx

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  15. Oh my goodness I love your girls!

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  16. Your girls are Super GORGEOUS!!!
    Loved your style :D
    HPPF!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  17. Beautiful work! I hope your weekend is wonderful and gives you the recovery from your week you need!

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    1. The weekend seemed quieter but I am exhausted still! Thanks for popping in Rita x

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  18. Beautiful beautiful work! Adore those eyes and their innocence.
    Annabelle m^._.^m

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  19. Gorgeous girls!! I'm sure they'll be loves!! Green and purples always make me so happy!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  20. It was me who asked about the prints of "Dreamer" and I can not wait to have her in my collection! Can you tell me what the difference is between the different papers they offer for your prints? Some I have never heard of... Thanks so much!!

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    1. Hi Dawn - I thought you had asked (but I was too tired to double check ; ) )

      I tried to email you earlier (but it comes up with that no-reply blogger thingy) but I did a little research and I think either ultrasmooth fine or enhanced matt would be best. If you email me your addy I can send you more details. I would love to see where you end up putting her! x

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    3. Thank you for the kind words on my blog...I need all the encouragement I can get some days :) You can email me at dawnjonesstudios@ymail.com. Thanks again!

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