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28 October 2011

Paint Party Friday - Finishing my Sea Star!

It was a satisfying week as I finally made some progress and actually finished another painting!! Yay!!

A bit over a month ago I started to paint a sea star/starfish to hang in my bathroom. And after the initial spurt of focus....there it sat, on my desk. This week I picked it up again and finished it off. I just put it on the hook in the wall....

Is this the right way up?

The view from the "throne" (in the evening with all the lights on... weird shadows)

Scanned close-up (I need a bigger scanner bed!)

Trying to decide which way it should go? This way? ( A)

 Or this? (B)

Or? (C)

 (D)?

 
This is another photo in the room where it will be hanging (not this location - the power outlet was just a convenient spot to hang it!) I think it coordinates well...

I hope everyone has a great time at Paint Party Friday! Please have one of my favourite Hallowe'en treats while you're here!

(image from fanpop.com)

xo
Happy Hallowe'en!

60 comments:

  1. Its great to get something finished and it looks very good in your bathroom

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  2. Nice!!! I like the bronze in the background. It does all come together!

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  3. Yay! I'm so glad you finished it! I think the details you've added are wonderful and it goes perfectly with everything in the bathroom :) I love the way you have it hanging because it looks like the star is dancing! (I also thought the shadows were stripes on the wall - like that too!)

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. Loooove the last photo!

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  4. How in the world do you get it to look 3-D. It looks like an actual starfish that you found and glued onto the wood. Wow, great work. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  5. It does look 3-D. I like it and also like the idea of gluing it to wood. Nice job Eva. I think you did a great job. Happy PPF!

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  6. I love your Starfish!! Wonderful job! And I love the photo of the Reeses Pieces! You could use that for an ad. Well done!

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  7. It looks really good. Definitely a nice feature for the bathroom. Happy Weekend Eva, Ev

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  8. Great painting and I would be really evil with this and make my husband stand there and look at it from every angle, and then start again all the while asking... but which way do you think looks best... oh the fun I would have with this... happy PPF xx

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  9. Your starfish is fab, I love all the detail. I think I prefer it up B (that's a weird sentence to type!). Thanks for sharing & happy PPF x

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  10. The starfish you painted amazes me. As one who lived in Florida, I would say it looks so real and you have it the correct way hanging on the wall!
    That is really a cute thing you did with the candy too. I just signed up for PPF.. come see!
    Thank you.. ♥ xo Darlene

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  11. Magnificent starfish. I like how it looks.

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  12. great job! i love starfish, such beautiful, unusual lityle creatures. i think the way you had it ganging originally looks the best.

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  13. Upside, downside, side-side - whatever, I love it from all directions! What a wonderful thing to see from the *throne*! Valerie

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  14. I can't really tell a difference. :) It looks amazing either way. :)

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  15. love it!!!!!!!!!! I am leaving for Key West in just 8 days...I shall try and find one to paint too!!!
    cheers, dana

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  16. Awesome ~ well done ~ and so creative! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey, Happy PPF ^_^

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  17. Eva: It looks so real!!! I like 'B' the best! It looks like it is strutting it's stuff! Well done Eva ... I love starfish!

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  18. Looks Great Eva! Very lifelike! Fun seeing you pose your painting too:) Happy PPF!

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  19. Wonderful seeing the process and now the finished product!
    Looks fabulous!
    Congratulations!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. I vote for B - at that angle the starfish looks like it's finishing up a big song and just about to take a bow.

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  21. What a completely awesome painting! I love it.

    Thank you for visiting me today & stopping to comment.

    Have a great weekend :)

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  22. Gorgeous! I also thought it was 3d. I think I like c the best, but it looks good at all angles.

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  23. well done! it really does have an amazing 3-d look to it, and it looks perfect in your bathroom. I like position B best.

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  24. I love your dilemma! It's great any way round but you can always keep switching it!!

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  25. I totally thought it was 3D! Great job! I have one over my kitchen sink, love the beach theme.
    Have a happy Halloween!
    Denni

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  26. I like 'A'--this way he has kind of a sweet little "offbeat" character. Beautiful details! Congrats on getting it finished!

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  27. I just love any theme that has to do with the sea.. It looks wonderful!!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  28. It must be a satifying feeling, having it completed. It looks beautiful and I choose (B).

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  29. oh how wonderful. I love finishing pieces, congrats on finishing yours to the point of hanging it!

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  30. Eva it looks great and will coordinate well with your sweet powder room! Well done!! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  31. Great post sharing your finished painting. I think it turned out beautifully and that it will look wonderful in your bathroom!!

    Happy PPF! And thanks for the candy!

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  32. Nothing better than finishing a painting, especially when it is this beautiful!!!

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  33. Gee at first I thought you mounted a real starfish on your painting...How absolutely stunning! Happy PPF!

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  34. I'm clueless as to how it should go, but I really like this painting. Thanks for commenting on My Blog.

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  35. Eva, your starfish is just wonderful! I like version B. Version C never showed up on my computer so it may be my fave. Just don't know. However, I think the piece is beautiful, no matter which way it hangs. Faye

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  36. I like it in every direction! It looks very pretty in your bathroom. And thanks for the candy. I took two....I hope that's okay.

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  37. Yay for finishing a piece! And it's beautiful! I love those colors. You did an amazing job...very true to life. It will look awesome no matter which way you hang it. I like version B. ;-)

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  38. What a great starfish painting! I like the B or C directions myself. I'm sure it will look nice wherever you decide to hang it. Happy Paint Party Friday! :)

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  39. i love all things beachy... and it looks great in your bathroom!

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  40. I love your amazing starfish Eva!!!! it is beautiful!!! whatever way you turn it!!!! gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for the goodies too!!!

    Happy PPF and pop by for Sweet Saturdays!!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  41. I can feel the bumps on his little legs. Great job! Happy PPF!

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  42. Such a lovely starfish painting! I love how you have made it look 3D. Happpy PPF

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  43. I love your starfish painting- the texture on him really POPS! And I vote for "C" as the way to hang it, tho' one of the best things about canvas is you can alternate the way you have it hung as your mood allows :)

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  44. Gorgeous Eva and I would go for B, I can't stop looking at it. You have inspired me to finish some of my old projects.
    ManonX

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  45. i vote for C...makes it look like it's dancing! happy PPF!

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  46. Beautiful! This has to be my most favorite piece of yours..it is magnificent! I love the whole textured feel and depth and feeling to this piece.also love the backdrop colors..wonderful palette...the starfish is aweseom...very iconic and meditative...i love starfish..this is dazzling and beautiful..it looks FAB in your home..shine on!
    Victoria

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  47. Such a great starfish!Happy PPF! & eye candy ~
    Love it any way you hang it.

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  48. I guess you can move it around so it's "living" on your wall! Starfishes make me happy! You're the first one I've come across who has painted a starfish! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  49. I don't think there is a right way up for that Starfish it really looks terrific all around!
    and I love the love note. My husband does that sort of thing all the time.

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  50. I can see why you're having trouble trying to decide. I keep looking through all the photos, and can't pick one that I like best. I'd say..it doesn't really matter. Sorry, I'm no help. :)

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  51. Awesome sea star, love the colors and shading... Really love the look of the background too.
    I think it looks great at any angle! ^o^

    // -T.W-

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  52. This is beautiful and I love the decor in your bathroom!! You have a designer's eye! Deb

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  53. I choose 'B' it is saying "Tah-dah !"Im a STAR!

    A-"I'm Afraid of something !"
    C- "I'm Falling "
    D- " Im Depressed today"
    yes - B is the BEST ... Tah...DDDAAAAAAAAaaaaaah

    - KAT -

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  54. Your star is great and turned out lovely! It looks great in your bathroom. :)

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  55. Love Kat's comment! I think this is absolutely beautiful! It is so elegant and full of detail - what a pretty addition to a bathroom. I can't choose though, they all do have a feeling of their own . . . xoxo

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  56. Yay for the completed star! SUch a 3D effect, very cool. My choice would be any but D.

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  57. Oo, I LOVE your sea star, and it looks so pretty in your bathroom too. Very nice!

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  58. Nice! The great thing is if you get tired of looking at it one way it also looks good in the other directions.

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