Tuesday, 16 December 2008

she is now......finished

i knew when i mentioned previously about being unsure if she had needed something else that i would definitely fiddle some more. a purple butterfly in the top left corner had been in the back of my mind and it seems a few of you were thinking the same thing. i also liked ro's suggestion of a chain around her neck so i painted an amethyst stone to match in with the added rub-on butterflies. now, i feel that she is complete. thanks so much for all your wonderful advice.
mixed media - 12"x12" gallery-wrapped canvas
© serena lewis


i'm off to buy a new fridge today! YAY! the tuckerbox freezer died on me two weeks ago and had to be replaced.....now, the fridge is barely hanging on. admittedly, it's been a bit of a pain for the eight years we've had it as it hasn't coped well with the heat of our summers at all. so, it's time for a replacement.

what are you doing today?

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful canvas!!

    Today I will be attempting some decluttering :-)

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  2. oooohhhh simply beautiful!!! great work serena!!! i love love love your butterfly addition and her amethyst necklace. perfect!!!

    peace and many blessings

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  3. Yes!! The necklace and butterflies were the perfect magical touch! Exciting--a new frig--hope it is delivered soon! Today in Fargo--just glad the blizzard has passed--hehe! :):)

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  4. She looks beautiful, Serena. Lovely, lovely job. I like the butterfly on the shoulder;)
    ~Dawn

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  5. Oh yes! Perfect, Serena! That has finished it off beautifully.
    Have a great day picking out your new fridge :D

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  6. Thanks, everyone. I'm glad you like her too ~ :)

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  7. She looks beautiful, peaceful and wise. :)

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  8. Oh, your painting turned out just gorgeous!!!!! The butterly with matching bit of amethyst on necklace was a perfect touch! Love her see-through wings!!!

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  9. She was gorgeous before, she is stunning now. Beautiful changes. :)

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  10. Perfect Serena, Glad we could help with the finishing details. Sometimes it helps to have fresh eyes after looking at something for a while. She's absolutely perfect, great work...Ro

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  11. ohh perfect touches. She is beautiful!!!

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  12. This work is absolutely stunning! Beautiful job!

    Oh, and today, I'm cleaning, again.

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  13. Hmmm... Blogger is being a grouch and not posting my comment for you. I keep getting an erroe message. Okay... I will try one more time....

    The canvas is gorgeous! Wonderful work, Serena.

    Congrats on getting a new fridge. It's always exciting to get a new appliance.

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  14. She's so beautiful!! I love the colors in the background. Are those postcards?? I love her translucent white wings and the butterflies too!! You are very talented...

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  15. Thanks, Kelly! I first pasted on a layer of cut up greeting cards etc. (postcards would be great too)....which I then painted over with washes of chosen colours, then I painted her over the top, again with layers of washes, still allowing the previous layers to show through. If you copy and paste this link, it will show you this painting develop from start to finish with some explanation of the process too. :) http://artbyserena.blogspot.com/search/label/work%20in%20progress

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  16. She is YOU! Soulful and energized and vibrant! Just simply lovely and magical!

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  17. Your painting is really lovely Serena. I love her gossamer wings...they're just perfect! Do you think this painting may reflect a new you that you're birthing...spreading your wings to fly in 2009?

    (I sense changes moving within you!)

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