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A Work In Progress

I’ve been working on this painting for a few days now. And that NEVER happens! I get bored really fast with my characters. If I’m not feeling them, I repaint the entire canvas. MAYBE I’ll love a face but not an outfit or there have been times when I just know I can bring out more emotion in their face, so I’ll redo that. But ONLY THAT. 
This girl has gone from a singer in the spotlight to blowing hair to a humble cat and now she has no face! And her now lovely dress! It started from beautiful bedding cut out of an Anthropologie catalog, but then I treated myself to some new origami paper and instead of starting a new piece, cut out lots and lots of little half circles from different sheets of the origami paper and layered it over the other for this beautiful quilting effect. I’m loving it! And just can’t wait to see what this girl grows into!

24 Comments

  1. the detail is tremendous, no wonder you have been working on it for so long!

  2. Loooooove her dress :) this one is going to be a keeper !!!

  3. It IS lovely so far- and I LOVE work that changes from one thing to another… it's one of the lessons I have learned just recently, to let a piece become what it will. I think we all create beautiful things when we don't overthink and we let our creative process take the lead. Your work is always thought-provoking and wonderful, can't wait to see her when she is done.

  4. i love this just the way she is!

  5. she looks lovely so far….her dress is too much!!!!! LOVE IT!!

    i cannot wait to see what she blossoms into!!!!

    xoxoxo
    k

  6. oh, thank you everyone! Christa, sometimes i have trouble balancing between letting my paintings become what they will and reigning them in so they actually get done. slowly finding that balance :)

  7. that dress
    is
    a
    FEAST.
    gobble
    gulp
    ahhhh.
    LOVE.

  8. I am loving this piece so far…but can't wait to see her face! Beautiful!

  9. Juliette, your work is very beautiful and original! I found you via the flying lessons and of course I'm now following your lovely blog. I love to see your work in progress!

  10. Hello fellow flying lessons friend! Your girl is looking lovely. I also have a girl without a face waiting for me to figure it out, lol. Can't wait to see what becomes of yours!
    Averil :)

  11. Dearest Juliette, sometimes my sewing process goes this way too, my piece would evolve from something to a totally whole new different result. I love your piece so far and that dress is gorgeous! I am looking forward to see the finish outcome. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

  12. Love all the colors. Can't wait to see it finished.

  13. Really nice !!! Hi Juliette, I was on Vacations BUT I am back again!! It is nice to see all your new work.

    Maria Palito

  14. I love the skirt. Mmm, can't wait to see what it becomes!!! Jen. x

  15. that is so fun to listen to the different layers she has been through…
    kind of like us in life right…we all change and transform but underneath it all…we are still singers in the spotlight!
    she.s great juliette.
    how are you liking flying lessons?
    happy day friend.
    c

  16. Aboslutely beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest.
    BTW – I'm your newest follower :)
    oxox
    Denalee

  17. You are having a wonderful time and I just can't wait to see this when it is done.
    You know, I have to tell you ..each time I come here and see your Header/banner.. It brings a smile to my face!
    thank you for that too!

  18. I love your 'girls'. Do you name them? You could create a whole series about X doing this and that in her day. Could add longetivity to your work/characters. I just found your site through a link on your comment on the Kelly Rae Roberts e-course. I'm super impressed. Did you photograph your work yourself?

    So many questions…but you really do present a super professional business.

    Kind regards
    Kylie

  19. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! Please don't paint over that lovely dress! Oh my goodness…how cool is that?!?! XO

  20. huaa.. the dress is marvellous!! :D

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