Thursday, September 29, 2011

HELP...please from all you paint party friday-er's

okay - so I have been working on my bicycle girl painting...I decided to do a pitt pen outline and was pretty happy with the way she came out THEN...I could not get going on the rest of it and NOW have a muddied up mess...
Should I cut her out and put her on something...should I just start anew...can I and with what theme could I collage around her??????????????????????? 
All your suggestions are appreciated!!!

she's an American Girl
What about cutting her out and putting her on newsprint...then putting some rolled up newspapers in her basket????  I do need to darken her hair a bit...somehow I make everyone blonde...

As always it will take me most of the week to get to visit all...I keep missing a few but keep trying to check in with all!  Thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting such a helpful and inspiration day of the week!!!!  Be sure to check out all the art at Paint Party Friday!

cheers, dana
ps - I hope the majority suggested cutting her out and doing something because that is what I just did! We'll see what happens!
I know I'm writing this on Thursday but Friday's are my early day at work and I just miss it if I don't get it done early.
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29 comments:

Ann said...

my husband suggests using the pen to detail the heck out of the tree and grass..says you will get a different look than what you may have wanted. He likes the way it looks now!..doesn't see what you are talking about!!!..just another artists view!!!me..I like it too..but if you arent happy with it,i'd say, cut her out and collage her back on another painting of trees and grasses...I do not paint or draw,but ,as my husband does..i know you've put alot of your heart and soul into this...how about just holding off on any changes for a while..just look at it and wait ..?

craftattack said...

If I do things like that, I usually cut them out and collage them into new surroundings! Valerie

Ann's Art said...

I was going to say 'cut her out' ..so probably just as well you have. How about sticking her on some card..just an idea! keep up the good work Dana, you're doing a great job.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Thanks you guys. Ann tell your husband I really appreciate his input too! I did cut her out already but plan on doing her like I started and then the collage version also. I shall take his suggestion to heart!
cheers everyone!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Thought it was coming along nicely ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) HPPF ^_^

- T.W - said...

I think she looks beautiful just the way she is, but cutting her out sounds like a really cool thing to do! Looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with~

// - T.W -

Pat said...

cut her out and apply it to another substrate. It will give a nice 3-d impression

Joni Nickrent said...

I love the girl on the bike...it might be fun to cut her out and create a whimsical collage background for her...lots of great ideas! POP ART MINIS

Netty said...

Happy PPF, I love your girl on the bike, but am sure whatever you decide to do will be magical. x

Ayala Art said...

Now I'm curious to see what you did!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love how her hair color is repeated in the basket!
I vote to keep her blonde! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

Megan said...

I loved how you said you make everybody blonde ~ because I make everybody brunette! She looks great on the bike... saw that you cut her out... now I'm curious to see her in her new surroundings :) Happy PPF!

dthaase said...

here's my two cents - try it all over again...you might find something emerge that will be a very pleasant surprise...I am always delighted when I sit with a piece and re-do it several times - you are bound to fall in love with one of them! If not, you will at least have a couple renditions to work with!

KAT said...

sounds like you already cut her out so I would say why don't you cut her out and make a collage mixed media type of creation little rolled up newspapers in her basket is a great idea how about apples in a tree or more details of leaves and a dog someplace dogs are always chasing the paper-person !!!
- KAT -

Theresa said...

Can't wait to see what you do. Happy PPF! Theresa

Robin Panzer Art said...

I like the newsprint idea! Can't wait to see what you do. Happy Paint Party Friday! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

carlarey said...

The newsprint idea sounds good to me too. Hope you come up with something great, I hate it when a piece goes sideways just as you are putting on the finishing touches.

NatashaMay said...

She looks great to me. :) If you really need to change the background, I would go with acrylics. They cover better than watercolor. :) You can add water to them if you need more flow.

Nicola said...

I think your ideas of what do to with her sound very exciting can't wait to see the finished product!!! I really like her :0)

WrightStuff said...

I love the idea of using newspaper as background!! Good for you for keeping at it. You'll get something you're happy with now.

creatingme said...

I like the idea of cutting her out and putting her on newsprint!

Gloria said...

Newsprint sounds good to me too, but I actually like the way she is right now. Have fun deciding.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Well I don't think it's bad, but I read that you cut her out already so it will be fun to see what you do with her. Really cute drawing though :)

RobanStudio said...

How did it turn out after you cut her from the painting? Can't wait to see how it came out. Happy late PPF.

Geckostone said...

I post mine on Thursdays too because of work! I don't think anyone minds. We starving artists still need our day gigs, lol!I think she looked fine but now I'm excited about what you are going to do now that you cut her out! The newsprint idea sounds cool! I like her blond too cuz her hair matches the basket! Great painting! Deb

SHERI C said...

I can't tell what is wrong with her but if you are unhappy then save her and place her into another work for sure! Hang in there...Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

I love the idea of the newsprint....any text background would be super neat.....lovely work!!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

She looks great! I was going to suggest cutting her out, so I am glad you already did! Looking forward to what you end up doing. I think newsprint always looks great. :) Have fun!

Kristin Dudish said...

I can't wait to see what you've done with you "American Girl"... I bet she looks great cut out :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. Now I have Tom Petty's "American Girl" song stuck in my head! ha!

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