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Monday, February 7, 2011

A painting from start to finish...

It's Monday night. Dinner's on the stove, kids are doing homework, and I'm winding down with a little computer time. To all who've come to visit me for OWOH I say, "Thank you!!!" I really love making new friends. I'm slowly trying to visit everyone without ignoring my family too much. It may take me til the 17th to make it around the world. :)
I thought it would be fun to share the progression of one my recent paintings. The original just sold to a lovely lady in Seattle! If you're interested in being entered in my giveaway to receive a print of this painting you can leave a comment on the previous post HERE.

She started out with pencil

Here comes some paint

I messed up her mouth, so I covered it and started again.

Adding details and color

Some written words

a button from my dear grandmother's collection and the
#8 on her blouse because it's my lucky number

I will miss her now that she's flying off to Seattle, but I know she will be loved
in her new home.

Sending you love from Oregon,
Jenny♥

20 comments:

  1. Yes! I love seeing painting progressions. Thank you for sharing. She is lovely and the element of the house really adds to the depth of this painting. Love it!

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  2. I found your blog through OWOH and decided to become a follower. Thanks for sharing your painting progression!!

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  3. Jenny your art is truely wonderful to behold. (ever much as good as Judy's you are! I hope you know that already!!!) Lucky lady who bought this piece. Bravo to you!

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  4. She will make her new owner very happy. I love it. Thank you for sharing the progression too! Have a wonderful week.

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  5. Oh I did love seeing that. Being walked through one of your beautiful paintings is a delight!!

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  6. Just gorgeous....lovely to see the progression, talented lady that you are! :) XX

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  7. I know she will be well loved. Isn't it fun to send your "children" off into the world! (sometimes it's hard to let go)

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  8. Hi Jenny,
    So fun to see you progression. I love process & seeing the steps along the way. Congrats on your sale, that's awesome! Very talented you are!

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  9. Hi Jenny, Exciting news you sold your painting! Loved all the process photos. It is always neat to see the metamorphosis of a painting.
    I hope you have a wonderful week.
    ~Theresa

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  10. Wow, she is so soulful! Her journey to Seattle, will be well received~
    Really lovely~

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  11. Jenny this was a great post! I loved seeing her in progress! I actually loved her in the black and white at the beginning of shading! Lovely painting! Congrats on the sale!

    :)

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  12. What a cool painting and I love the colors...the shades are so crisp yet warm.

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  13. how fun....walking through the progression of your sweet painting!

    i am sure she will be very happy in her new home!

    big hugs to you. and i LOVED that you met my dear friend Kelly!!!!! SO FUN!

    oxoxox
    k

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  14. Seattle is waiting patiently!! She will be very much loved in a teeny cottage in West Seattle! Keep 'em coming Jenny - I love your work! And like others who have written here, I just love seeing your process. I'm weak on the skin tone thing - you just have that down!

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  15. Ah Jenny..I Absolutely Love This Piece! And Thanks So Much For Sharing Your Process! And Thanks Also For Visiting My Place Earlier! It Always Makes My Heart Smile When I See You've Popped By! Have A Blessed Week Sweet Friend! Hugs From The Peach State, Terri

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  16. how fun! It is so amazing to see her come to life before our eyes. that's such a magical part of painting, bringing life into something. Its beautiful!~

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  17. Wow Jenny you really are an artist. Here's to believing in your dreams and making them a reality!

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  18. This really is a beautiful painting Jenny. I am just loving seeing how everyone is growing with confidence from misty's course - and yes - we must stay connected and encourage each other! congratulations for selling this painting! x

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  19. Wow- so beautiful! I love your work and seeing the process.

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