Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ What's Through Your Window? [inspiration avenue]

Friday, November 16, 2012

☆ What's Through Your Window? [inspiration avenue]

This weeks inspiration avenue prompt, was to look through the window + share what you see...

If I were to take this literally, I would show you a picture of grey clouds, hills hidden by mist and a fence lined with wisteria, ornamental grape vine, ivy + jasmine that is in desperate need of a trim.

So this week, I decided to be a bit abstract again.

Snow ward Bound
I love painting girls (obviously!) but what I am always drawn to + what I absolutely love to paint, is their eyes.

And usually it's there, that the painting becomes... well, I guess it comes alive. Sometimes I will start with the eyes and then the painting unfolds from there. 

They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, and maybe what ever I am feeling, comes through my paintings eyes. (It shouldn't, but it surprises me they are always different.)

So if you looked through the windows of this paintings eyes, I wonder what you would see....

Have a great weekend.



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55 comments :

  1. your girl looks a little sad/ or is she just grumpy at the weather!

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    1. LOL! Maybe she is grumpy with the weather - it just couldn't make up its mind on Friday! x

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  2. I like the way the red accent in her cape sets off the entire painting Happy PPF!

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  3. gosh! she is beautiful and a really love that abstract snowy background. x

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    1. Thanks Clare - I wasn't sure if I should add more to it, but in the end I decided to leave it - I am glad I did now x

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  4. I find the same thing....even though we paint them similar they always share a new expression or emotion!! She seems perplexed and innocently gorgeous today!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks Giggles - at one stage she looked quite evil - so I am glad that she doesn't now! x

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  5. Your eyes are the first thing I saw when I looked at this piece of art! They are powerful! Happy PPF!

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  6. I love your girls and the yes you paint. :) Wonderful!

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  7. You're right: painting the eyes makes the painting come alive. And the eyes you paint are always gorgeous!

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  8. You do paint wonderful eyes! Love the spotchy background, too - like it's snowing!

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  9. Your eyes are always wonderful and its a fab painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. She is so intense. With a bit of mystery and magic thrown in. :)

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  11. She is so cute. I love her hooded cape and that crown pin clasp. She has a beautiful story to tell. Her eyes, are gorgeous. Love this one. Happy PPF

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  12. She looks a bit dismayed at the grey day she is seeing :) You really have depicted the mood well. Lovely painting! Hugs, Terri

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  13. I think she is looking at something magical - like a unicorn!

    I love her.... she has beautiful eyes.

    Karenx

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    1. LOL! I love that she might be looking at something magical. Thanks x

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  14. She looks like she isn't sure she likes what she sees out her window. Well done! HPPF!

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    1. LOL! Maybe Lynn - Thanks for stopping in x

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  15. She's lovely and perhaps a little bewildered and wistful. Beautifully done.

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  16. She reminds me of a princess on some sort of quest through a dark and stormy night. Beautiful! Happy PPF!

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  17. she looks a bit concerned about something....again I'll say you paint such gorgeous and revealing eyes. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Linda - they are my favourite part! x

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  18. Very striking work. The background is so good!

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  19. love the colour of the eyes and the cape... very Breaking Dawn... but maybe that is just because we went off and saw the last one yesterday... cool pic and your painting would fit right in...xx

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    1. LOL! I didn't even think about that! I haven't seen past the second one, but they are on my watch list x

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  20. I LOVE her! She's so expressive. Wonderful job.

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  21. She is so beautiful! Love her. Happy PPF!

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  22. How do you make the eyes? What do you use to make them they are absolutely wonderful...

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    1. Thank you so much! For my eyes I generally have two shades of the same colour + use the lighter colour as highlights. I always rim the pupil + eye as a whole in black + use white for more highlighting. (You have inspired me to create a little tutorial - keep an eye out + thanks for the idea!) x

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  23. The eyes you draw are so wonderful, so alive, so... you, I guess. I would recognize your work among thousands. Lovely work!!!

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  24. What a wonderful thought! I love the idea of looking out through the girl's eyes--

    I'm having a giveaway over at Art in the Garage to celebrate my 1000th post--hope you can stop by and leave a comment!

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  25. Ooooo she is lovely! Seems like she is the one looking out the window, something awesome.

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  26. What a great take on the theme, I can imagine a little sorrow or bewilderment lying behind those beautiful eyes

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  27. Lovely picture. I wonder what she is seeing through that window?

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  28. To me she looks, or her eyes look(in conjunction with her mouth) astonished and somewhat worried! Wonderful painting.

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