Friday, August 8, 2014

Violet Fae -Paint Party Friday


Another sleepless night resulted in this purple-eyed beauty and her spray of violets.  I love violets--they grow wild in the forests of my childhood.  We would find tiny purple blooms growing through the thick green mosses under the ferns along the banks of the creek.

The yellow ones growing in a bright carpet beneath the firs were called Johnny Jump-Ups, the white variety, in my vivid child's imagination, were magical footsteps of the moon, left behind as she tripped her way from shadow to shadow through the woods.  

Have a lovely day and Happy Paint Party Friday!


29 comments:

Christine said...

lovely work this week you are so talented!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your work is beautiful, as is your model. I love the idea of the white violets being moon footsteps! Here there are lots of violet coloured flowers in the fields and meadows just now, so pretty! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Beautiful artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE both of your compositions! The first one has a very unique look with the portrait popping out of the white background, and the second one has a very Art Nouveau feel to it. Blessings!

sheila 77 said...

What a beautiful portrait, the lady with the violet eyes, and what a wonderful image for white violets.
Your pencil drawings, using a model, are exquisite

Faye said...

Your violet lady is gorgeous. I love violets even though they are somewhat invasive around here. I let them grow. Your sketch is gorgeous and I have no name for it. I rarely am able to think up names for my own stuff.

GlorV1 said...

Love your work. White violets I've never seen, but your ideas are beautiful.

Terri Morse said...

Beth, your graphite drawing is amazing. It is reminiscent of the art nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha. Beautifully done! Hugs, Terri

Debbie said...

Beautiful sketching!

Giggles said...

I LOVE both your gorgeous pieces...the purple is so romantic and delicate and your sketch is terrific! Sorry no ideas on a name.

Hugs Giggles

Claire said...

Oh, she's just beautiful... as are your model and your drawings!
Thanks for visiting and happy PPF :)

Lorraine said...

love that purple great sketch

Aga Gasiniak said...

very interesting and inspiring sketches. Thank you for sharing!

Leovi said...

Very pretty with that enigmatic look, beautiful colors! Lovely Rena!

Carol said...

Love your name for the white violets!!!! Great art!!!

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful drawing. I think you should call it Prom Queen. That's what it looks like, but she's such a beautiful girl it must have made your drawing very easy. But then again, if you draw like me, it wouldn't have been that great so it says a lot for talent.

Boo said...

The purple lady is lovely. The line drawing... Pensive was the word that came to mind.

~Rasz~ said...

The purple lady is awesome and your drawing is amazing! I'm in awe and have no idea for a name. I am still visiting from yesterday's PPF! Hugs, Rasz

peggy gatto said...

She is a beauty!

alarmcat said...

your drawings and paintings are amazing!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

How beautiful your violet fae is with her violet eyes! I love the drawing as well!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You have such a talent. You make the purple eyes seem real. Your model is as beautiful as your art.
Nicole/Beadwright

denthe said...

Johnny jump-ups .... what a cute name :-) And you gave it a great interpretation as a child! Love your ladies, and the wonderful flowers in her hair.

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

The beautiful violets in your painting and her eyes are so beautiful!How lovely is your child's imagination about moon steps!

kat said...

Your Violet Fae is beautiful! Such lovely art work here!

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous portrait! Wonderful with the purple eyes!

JKW said...

The story is a bright spot to this beautiful painting. . . I love the adventuresome of the whole idea. Blessings, Janet PPF

Tammie Lee said...

such lovely pieces Beth!
though sleepless bring beautiful art from you... i do wish you a night and many more of deep sleep waking refreshed and joyfully ready for another day!