Friday, April 16, 2010

Finding a Happy Place

"Sunbathing," April 2010, acrylic.

After about three weeks of working on this thing, I have finally completed it! I have an excuse for my slowness.. this is only the second painting I've done and it's the biggest one I've done. It measures somewhere around 30 inches tall by 18 inches wide or so (don't know the exact dimensions right now since it's at school). But yay, I'm just glad it's done! Now, maybe I can work faster and post some other artsies! I also think this painting sort of made me realize what kind of concentration I'll be focusing on in AP Studio Art for my senior yea next year: finding happiness in tough situations. For example, you can be sitting on a sun burning your butt off and not being able to breathe but still be happy as a dandy little clam. Of course that's possible, of course. Right? Right. Yeah. Glad we understand one another. High five right now. Good, nice. Fine work, lovely work, yes.

(Psssst. I know the flute is backwards. This is sad, seeing as how I played the flute in 6th grade band.. but hey, we can pretend it's a special left handed flute or something. She's sitting on a sun for gosh sakes!)


teri seaglass said...

Oh my god.
Absolutely amazing!!! You ARE ready for studio art now! Have you seen the AP Art website? They have some portfolios showcased there. Yours is amazing and is completely up to par. I am in Studio Art, but I'm taking the test next year!
OMIGOD. I swear, I love it. Seriously.

teri at

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow. That's just... wow. Amazing. You're so talented!

beautifulnemo said...

:D That's lovely!

Sonya said...

That looks great! I absolutely love acrylic paint (except when it gets on your clothes, yikes!)

Charmalade said...

The colors and depth of this painting are amazing-- it must look even more amazing in person! I tried to do some painting when I was in high school, and you handled the material and blending very nicely. My only question: why a flute? If I was chillin' (hawhaw) on the sun, I'd totally bring a tuba. :D

PS: I left you a blog award in my latest post-- chchcheck it out if ya wanna!

Toast with Charmalade

jess said...

This is a wonderful painting. I love the sky in it.

Cheyne said...

Oh wow, that's so amazing. I love the blending you did with the colors in the sky, and the red are such beautiful hues. Magnificent!


anton belardo said...

hi dahling
im glad you were able to put up your art works up in your blog.. :)
i like it
im loving the cosmic feel to it
good job!

"Psssst. I know the flute is backwards. This is sad, seeing as how I played the flute in 6th grade band.. but hey, we can pretend it's a special left handed flute or something" -----haha its all good dear it gives it more character

kisses A.

Jen said...

this is such a gorgeous painting and i love the colors and the fading in it! her feet are my favorite part. i can't wait to see more of your work; it's seriously fantastic. and i like to think of her as skillful for being able to play that flute backwards. what a baller. :P

Bug said...

I think the semester paid off *WOW* what a painting. I love the personality it has and the colors are very pretty. I bet its even lovelier in person. Great work dear!

Martwa Marta said...

thsi painting is gorgeous! you are so talented!

Anna Jane said...

Oh wow, what a painting! Zooming in just makes it all the more awesome. I love the gradients and the details in the sky, and those feet are just too brilliant! I'd love to know the deep hidden meanings behind this painting :D

- Anna Jane xxx

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WOW! CONGRATS. I love the concept and those stars in the background are so SHBAM amazing.

And major props for sticking with it! (Good thing you did -- it looks awesome!) I get sick of projects after a few weeks! Haha.


Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

P.S. You should post more of your art!

LyddieGal said...

Oh wow, I love it!! You are so talented (backwards or not, I wouldn't have noticed, haha).

Congrats on finishing!

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