Friday, 25 November 2011

Nearly finished

I was going to head this post up 'Still not finished', but that's rather glass half empty isn't it? I'm ever the optimist. Mind you, she is taking a while. However, it's not for want of trying. I've just had another incredibly busy week.

Below is a photo that just goes to prove exactly how hard I've been working... I was dressed in a wet suit - and no, you don't get to see a picture of that! I wonder what Brooke and Imran will think when I share the good news that I'm featuring them on my blog today...?



Imran in particular, might be interested to see Audrey. He had to (somewhat sensibly) rein me in when I wanted to include her in a company-wide communication earlier in the week - that's the thing with these A-listers. They think they can just appear any place they like! She was anxious to secure an invite to the Christmas party. I've got one Audrey and you haven't.... nah nah nah nah nah.... Oops, best not upset her, or maybe she will set her alter ego reflection after me....

If you've been following the progress of this painting, I could try and pretend to you that I intended to paint over her reflection all along - so it becomes more subtle and alluring... You might believe me or you might just wonder if trying to paint a mirror image of 'one you prepared earlier' is a little on the tricky side so I helped her melt into the background a little. The truth is out there; I'll leave you to draw (or indeed paint) your own conclusion.

Maybe I'll finish her this weekend.... or perhaps I'll get bored and start something fresh. I never was a very good completer/finisher!

Posting for Art Every Day and Paint Party Friday - just follow the yellow link road for more magic...

37 comments:

  1. Haha great pic, despite your busy week she's coming along great. It's really nice to see all her layers, thanks for sharing :) x

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  2. Beautiful..she is stunning Lisa..i feel very drawn to her..powerful and mysterious and calming too..fabulous piece!!
    LOve it!!
    Victoria

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  3. I think she looks fab and wouldn't have know the faint double image was meant to be a mirror reflection! I'm very intrigued to know more about your work that has you dressed in a wet suit with people standing behind hula girl photo thingys!

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  4. She is gorgeous ~ wonderful energy coming from your painting and photo is fun!~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  5. this is great! i like the reflection...
    Is this acrylic?
    Good for you for choosing optimism. :-)
    happy AEDM!

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  6. Loving your fab picture it is very mystical. Also loving those fun pictures. Happy PPF, Have a great weekend, Annette x

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  7. I reckon she could be your best one yet, although there's some serious competition.

    Glad to see that the 'mirror image trick' worked out as expected ;)

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  8. Fantastic, that game in red color looks great. Saludos

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  9. I dunno, Lisa, I really like this mirror image painting...it keeps evolving and changing...very mysterious.
    I love the skin...all of those colors...it looks perfect!
    ♥♥♥

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  10. Love her face colouring. Wonderful lights and shadows.

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  11. I really like the subtle shadow self, it adds such an air of mystery, or introspection. It gives the whole painting so many different interpretations.

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  12. :) The additional image of her sure adds to the piece. Happy Weekend to you, Ev

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  13. Nice taunting of the painting over the party invite situation... I like nothing better than a good taunt and gloat session and inanimate objects shouldn't be excluded... I like how she is progressing and I look forward to seeing her complete... whenever that is... I am the queen of incomplete so I support you either way... have a great weekend... I am off to hunt redback spiders from around the pool... midgies are nothing sister... just putting on shoes without checking them can kill you... ohh and we keep snakes in the back shed and have a shark in the pool... just to keep Phantom on her toes... xx

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  14. She's so lovely, and the colours are just beautiful.Love it how you've managed to shoehorn a palm tree and inflatable chimp into your busy week :)x

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  15. oh Lisa!!!! I think this new painting is amazing.....with that face in the background...wow!!! super work....

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  16. Love the texture of your lady ... she looks wonderful. Well Done!

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  17. I like how you have her reflected in a subtle manner.

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  18. WOW...she's looking great...you've made alot of progress! Beautiful work!

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  19. I love what you are doing with this painting! It's dramatic and beautifully moving.

    Great picture, too :)

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  20. Taking your time is obviously working for you here because this painting is mesmerizing. The depth of the colors and the reflection create such a rich mood in this piece. I love it!

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  21. Love it. Nice color palette.

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  22. It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of this painting! I didn't expect you to paint over the mirror image but boy does it work effectively!

    Gorgeous!! Love the final colour tones too.

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  23. hi to all all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.comers this is my first post and thought i would say hi -
    regards speak again soon
    garry

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  24. Fun post Lisa...glad you've been working hard, giggle. Love your work in progress, and the subtle reflection in the mirror effect...

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  25. The pic is looking fantastic...can't wait to see it when it's finished (no pressure :) ).

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  26. I think she's fierce! :^) I like it, honestly! unfinished or not! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  27. Wow - she's so beautiful. What lovely work.

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  28. Oooh, love the added red. :) Great photo, too. I always enjoy taking those goofy shots. :)

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  29. I love the mirror image too. Great work Lisa! Happy PPF!

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  30. Sometimes the results are better than our intentions anyways :)

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  31. lovely woman.. good as finished!

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  32. she is looking fabulous and seriously how do you really tell when a painting is finished...sounds like a jam packed were...they are always good ones...xxx

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  33. I think she is mezmerizing and beautifully done!!!
    cheers, dana

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  34. Loving your nearly finished piece! She draws you right in...

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  35. What a look. . . this gal has personality. I like it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  36. I love the way she is developing! I can believe that it was a challenge to paint the second image. It is very effective though!

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  37. Lisa, she is beautiful!!! I love how you did her reflection! A wet suit? Did you get to dive with the dolphins? I'm jealous!I loved your comment on my blog about the gecko giving the turkey camo advise!!!Deb

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