Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wallpaper girl

Recently I noticed that my backgrounds are very bland - a bright pop of color or an occasional flirt with texture.  Today I decided to let the background do the talking.  What I love is how the girl looks like she was drawn on white paper, cut out and glued on the page but in reality she was drawn first and the "wallpaper" was painted around her.  It was really fun to paint these loose flowers.  Gonna have to try that again!

Linking to Paint Party Friday,

21 comments:

Lynn Richards said...

Super cute. I really like how the back ground makes the girl pop.

Giggles said...

Your characters are always so vibrant that the background doesn't matter because I'm focused on your beautiful art! This is a beautiful combination though... love the pattern!

Hugs Giggles

Kate Robertson said...

I love the wallpaper idea, yours looks great.

bella lullo said...

Uno sfondo fantastico!!

Miss Marple said...

I love her and the background is great! Happy PPF - Irma

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I just love this journal page *and* the sentiment!

Jeanet Almhøj said...

Although I'm a fan of simple background I do love your idea here. It looks so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

hello I like the quote and the contrast with the background..effective

Kim Dellow said...

Oh the pop of the flower background looks great! Those flowers are gorgeous and she is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing another amazing piece over on Art It Friday - Show Your Face. I'm really enjoying popping over and seeing what you are up to. Thanks for the shout out too. Kx

Viola said...

This is loveky and so fun to see the white and black to the colored background. Beautiful flowers also.

denthe said...

love the contrast between the black & white and the colours in the background. And the quote is great too!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really loving your wall paper background. Those gorgeous, colourful flowers remind me of Matisse. I love the face too: she looks calm and serene. xxx

Tammie Dickerson said...

So fun! I love the retro feel of this piece! Happy PPF!

Susana Magenheimer said...

I love the drama of this piece the color against the contrast of the black and white image makes the journal words very powerful <3

Lynn Cohen said...

Yes, it pops! Love the whole page! You do this so well!

Tracy said...

Loving your page and adore that background, I need to get braver. Thank you for the inspiration! Tracy
xoxox

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very true sentiment and a very pretty face.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely face - and gorgeous background!

Kimberly Jones said...

Love that wallpaper background but I always think your girls are such stars that your backgrounds are just right!

massofhair said...

Very clever technique, how did you get your wallpaper to look so beautiful! Loving your face, your shading is amazing as is her hair :-) xxx

Satu Niemi o.s. Laaninen said...

Nice technicue and the text is perfect.