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26 October 2012

Paint Party Friday - The Mistress of Our Charms

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN to all my friends at PPF!

My friend Ann often holds an all-girls party near Hallowe'en... with the dress code: Basic Black, Witches Attire optional. She signs the invitation "Mistress of Your Charms". These witches parties are always a fun time, with a yummy pot luck and wonderful conversation. A great get-together. And tonight is the night! 

I started looking at photos from the last party and felt inspired to paint a portrait of Ann for her party. My first painted portrait - yikes! We shall see tonight if she likes it...

 
"Mistress of Our Charms"

And here is the work in progress:

initial sketch and start

Messy table and misshaped hand...

Writing on side... unsure whether it adds or detracts?

The photo I used for a model:
Loraine, me and Ann

I hope you have a wonderful and fun Hallowe'en next week! I look forward to seeing everyone's paintings and will visit as time permits over the weekend. But tonight I must fly! (Where is that dang broomstick when you need it?)

47 comments:

  1. What a wonderful portrait! It sounds like the party is quite fun. Enjoy yourself!

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  2. Your first portrait! Congratulations are in order then! You did a great job! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  3. Good job, it is fun and actually looks like her! Have a great time at the party!

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  4. Sounds like the party is a great time and I am sure the portrait will be loved... have a great time...xx

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  5. This sounds like a great girls' night in!! Hope you have a great time at your witches coven and I am sure Ann will be delighted with her portrait - what a thoughtful gift for her and how amazingly ice blue are her eyes!

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  6. Oh I know for sure I would have fun dressing up at that party. Lovely painting and the step by step too. It's always nice to see the painting process.

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  7. Congratulations on your first portrait and am sure Ann will love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. What fun! Here in Spain it was customary to celebrate Halloween, but now more and more people are pointing to this trend,It is perfect model representation. Saludos

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  9. I have a feeling you had a wonderful time at your party. And, I bet Ann loved her portrait. Congratulations, on your first portrait. It was great!

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  10. What a great party! I am sure the Mistress of Your Charms will love her portrait.

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  11. how exciting, she is a beauty!! I have had to start a new blog so I have to rejoin as followers to all my friends, I'm so glad for Paint Party Friday because its puts everyone in one place, beautiful portrait!

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  12. You must now try more portraits now that you've got your feet wet with this delightful one. Thanks for hosting PPF.

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  13. Totally fabulous..stunning work! I love seeing it in progress! Her eyes are truly radiant..and I love the color of blue you used for the cape/shawl...mesmerizing!
    Beautiful picture of you and your friends..how magical!
    Victoria

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  14. Sounds like such a fun party. I'm sure your friend will love her portrait! Happy PPF!

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  15. great work, I'm sure she'll like it. Hope you found your broomstick ... ☺

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  16. Such fun and lovely paintings! :)
    Oh I forgot it's halloween, it's quite new in my country..
    maybe about 20 yrs.. but I myself did not grow up with it.. Here in my country it's only most kids joining the halloween.. It might have got to be some grown ups too, for all I know..

    Oh, I should maybe have posted another scary drawing then, I have a couple of them.. :))

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  17. I'm sure she will love it, it's so fun! Well done. Happy PPF!

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  18. I'm sure Ann will love her portrait for the party tonight!
    Have a great time!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. Oooh, sounds like fun! Cute painting and I love your Halloween header.

    Happy PPF and Halloween!

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  20. What a great painting. You and your friends looked to have had a great time. Hope you have a brilliant time this evening.

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  21. What fun, a great idea for a great party among witches! :)

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  22. I'm so excited to see what everyone is up to this week. I love all the inspiration....feeds my soul. Lucky to have you guys! What a fun witch! I'm usually a witch on Halloween but this year I might try Medusa for a change. I love your fun whimsical style :)

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  23. Love the photo and your painting is great. Have a brilliant time. :)

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  24. Happy Halloween, nice painting and photo too!

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  25. looks like you and I were on the same wave length trying our hands at a face painting :) I think Anne is going to love it-yay for you! And what fun you'll have at your party-love the pic! Thanks for visiting me too-happy PPF!

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  26. aaaahh.... i'll take whatever is in her hand! thanks EVA!

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  27. I am sure she will love it! It is fabulous!

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  28. Enjoy the party. Your painting is coming out great and love the photo shows that you all had a great time last year.. Awesome! Happy PPF!

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  29. your friend will be thrilled with this lovely painting. I hope you had a fun evening!

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  30. Eva, I love your new blog banner! And your witch painting is great, even the spooky spider. I think the writing adds up to the interest and gives the viewer more to see and discover.

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  31. She'll love it! I knew it was her immediately!! Great idea a witches party!! I'm going to have one next year!!Hope you had a blast!!


    The new banner is so fun too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. Nice Artwork.
    That's really a nice painting and photo I must say.
    Take a look on my work as well.
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/sketching-graffiti-in-bengali/
    }{appy }{alloween !! Trick-or-Treat !!

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  33. I know that Ann loved it! Beautiful gift straight from your heart

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  34. Wonderful art work ~ great for the season ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  35. Lovely photo, and although we don't do anythign for Halloween t looks like y'all are having fun! Also love to see a messy art desk :-)

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  36. That sounds like a wonderful party! I'm sure she'll like it, and I love the writing on the side. You did a wonderful job! Have a great Halloween!

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  37. Wonderful art...and your post is interesting too...enjoy!

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  38. looks like great witchy fun! i'm sure she'll love it!

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  39. A great party gift....you guys look GREAT in your witch garb....just perfect!! Happy PPF to you and thanks for having the PPF every Friday for us!!

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  40. I think your portrait captures a feeling of her and that's wonderful! What a fun thing to do, I'm sure she'll love your piece.

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  41. Uh oh, I thought your witch looked too happy, then I saw the photo, yep, you captured everybody just right. . . love it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  42. How fun! I love her - AND she has a cocktail! Perfect ;)
    Hope you had a good one, you all look great, xoxo

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  43. Great painting!
    SQUEEE!So excited you've signed up for #reverb12!
    See you tomoz.
    Kat x

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  44. Cool, fun portrait...Seems like you had a great time :)
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a sweet comment :)

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