Friday, March 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday

So now I have 2 blog posts to write every Friday...my usual Friday Feature...below and also something new Paint Party Friday. I almost forgot about it. But better late than never! LOL

Here's my first Paint Party Friday post!  It is a pastel ACEO. I love to do pastels but find it more difficult smaller for some reason so I don't do as many of them as ACEO's. But I was very pleased with the way this one turned out. I love lemons and that old saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". I try to do that as much as possible sometimes I am not so successful.

This little piece for some reason when I look at it makes me smile. I hope it does the same for you.
It's available in my etsy shop - Artful Purpose (where art turns to charity) listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66688127/pastel-aceo-flowers-and-lemons-original

For checking out some awesome Paint Party Friday art visit this link: http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/

24 comments:

Gloria said...

...and it did make me smile. Very very nice. I always love paintings of oranges, lemons, strawberrys. Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

angelself said...

Really pretty, Joann =) The colors are so nice together, and the lemons are just fabulous! Great job, Kathryn

Christine said...

this is a lovely piece, thanks for sharing. There is something about fruit and flowers that are so comforting.

WrightStuff said...

Lots more lemonade please!

art2cee2 said...

This is just lovely! Yes it is very difficult to work on pastels in such a small area. I have done it but try not to do it too often. You have done a wonderful job however. :-)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous...beautiful piece..i love the lemons..wonderful color energy! You are a wonderful artist.
Victoria~

Heather said...

Great piece. Love the lemons, you really did a nice job with the light and shadowing...i love pastel work, too! xo

Marlene said...

Joann, this is beautiful, I love the look of pastels but was never any good with them. I get more on me than the paper. So glad you joined us.

Prayer Warrior said...

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Kat W said...

Great arrangement of beautiful colours. The lemons lift the mood & made my mouth water (strange I know Lol but there it is. The beautiful flowers & blue background offer striking contrasts. I love the overall effect the pastels make. It must be hard to create so much detail in a limited space.

Kat :-)

Anne said...

Lovely! The colors are beautiful.

Kristin Dudish said...

This piece definitely makes me smile :) I love lemons too (and yours are wonderful).

Thanks for joining the party!

xo
Kristin

Nelly said...

This painting makes me smile too. It is so bright and cheery. Beautiful!

Annabelle said...

Lemons are like tiny suns...always bright and cheery and full of zest. A real picker upper when I' m sick or in my salad or fish or tea..practically indispensable and never forgotten on my grocery list, in other words, I adore them just as I adore this aceo....lovely work! P.S. :)


Annabelle >^.^<

La Abela said...

A pastel is cozy to treat, of course it´s true that large format is easier, to you has been very good. Greetings

EVA said...

Beautiful vibrant lemons Joann! Well done!

So happy you could join the party!!

Lynn Stevens said...

made me smile too. Now lets have some of that lemonade! LOL

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Sweet happy colors beautifully rendered, what's not to love? And, yes, it makes me smile too. I really like the way you had the edges of your composition fade out at the edges of the ACEO.
BTW, I too have trouble working that small- I can never accheive the richness of this- somehow, they always go flat for me. So, I applaud you for this piece of gorgeousness!

Catherine... said...

Hi Joann, this is beautiful and very summery... glad you came to the party..

Melisa said...

Definitely making me smile. Beautiful colors. I love pastels, but have never even attempted anything so small in them. I don't know how you do it, they are so big and chunky!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I find it challenging to paint ACEOs because they are so small, but really they are the easiest way to finish a painting for busy artists! Love this one you've created...vibrant with great composition. Nice meeting you at the Paint Party!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Yep - makes me smile... I also love your Friday feature post. I am still trying to get around to all the PPF participants!
cheers, dana

priti.lisa said...

Small art is harder for me too, but this piece turned out lovely!
xo

brendathour said...

I didn't know you used pastels too. Delightful little painting!

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