Friday, May 18, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Joy!

Here are some paintings I've been working on.
This one is on an unmounted canvas.


This one on sketchpad paper.

This one on a canvas too.
All of them have wall putty on them
to add texture and stiffness.



On my journal this morning,
a verse from John 16:
"When a woman is in labor,
she is in anguish
because her hour has arrived;
but when she has given birth to a child,
she no longer remembers the pain
because of her joy
that a child has been born into the world."

Nothing worthwhile,
nothing precious comes
without a cost! 

 Linking with 




sneak peek 
Blessings,
Patsy



48 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy! I love the pretty faces in each of your pieces ~ all so beautiful!

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  2. Hi Patsy! I'm checking your blog before I start a long day and I guess it was a right choice. Starting my day with beautiful art works and the word from the Lord make me feel blessed and happy too.

    Have a great day!

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  3. Hi Patsy, as usual I love your work. I love the first one as it reminds me of me...lol! ANd the scripture one is wonderful, too! I adore your work. Perhaps once the link for Random Journal Day goes up you will link up! I just feel othes should see different journalistic examples and how they are expressed in a variety of ways!Consider! Fondly, Dawn (11:30 PM Eastern is when we go live!)

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  4. wow you have had a busy week and these are all going to be so lovely... your style is so consistent and the middle one is very striking...xx

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  5. Beautiful paintings, the colors call to me. The theme of joy keeps coming to me today, and it was a delight to find your post. Happy PPF!

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  6. Loving your paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  7. oh...i love these...i love the mother and child and the verse with it...beautiful...i loved labour and lovemy 6 bubbas...xxx

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  8. I like them all, but I am most drawn to your dark haired girl with the brown eyes.

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  9. Lovely work. I love the texture and words you used.

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  10. I love the contrast between your background and your people!

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  11. Wonderful creations ~ color, composition and texture ~ excellent! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  12. Such beautiful paintings!

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  13. Wow, you are on a creative hot streak, these are all beautiful.

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  14. Such happy energetic backgrounds with wonderful women drawn! Happy PPF!

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  15. Love the MOTHER AND CHILD with scripture.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

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  16. Wonderful paintings! Very interesting background. :)

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  17. beautiful works. I love the idea of wall putty for texture. Happy PPF

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  18. Very lovely!
    My favorite is the second, the profile portrait! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. Lovely faces. And really nice backgrounds! :)

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  20. "Nothing worthwhile, nothing precious comes without cost." This alone takes my breath away. Smacks me upside of the head, so to speak. And typed on a woman holding a baby--eloquent (and relevant!), indeed. Thank you.

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  21. Your ladies are beautiful, Patsy. I love the warmth and beauty that flows from your artwork. Happy PPF!

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  22. Thank you for that sweet reminder (verse). I needed that! Great artwork! I would've never thought to use wall putty. Happy PPF!

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  23. Beautiful painting, Patsy. The layered backgrounds are so well done. I've got to give putty a try someday soon!

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  24. thanks for visiting my blog. i wish i could draw like you. your images are very beautiful! straight from the heart.

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  25. So true, nothing worthy of doing is without cost. Your art is lovely.

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  26. Ethereal, feminine, reflective; your work touches a woman's soul.

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  27. I found your pretty blog...Yippie!!!
    Again, love your art work, and thanks for the message, that means a lot to me.
    Much love, Rayanne

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  28. Lovely paintings and the verse could not be more true, as we mothers know.

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  29. Love that mom and baby...all good! Wonderful texture in backgrounds! HPPF!

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  30. Every time He remakes us we have those birth pangs. Your work is truly a blessing!

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  31. I linked here from Sandra's Still Saturday and am so glad to find you. Your paintings are wonderful. I especially love the backgrounds, and the wide-eyed expression in the first painting.

    Blessings to you!

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  32. I like the bright colors of the flowers against the sophisticated look of the women...especially in the 1st and 3rd. Nice!

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  33. As I look again, maybe the backgrounds aren't flowers?? But they have a great floral feeling... Very spring-y! :-)

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  34. Beautiful, the backgrounds with all of their various colors are such a great contrast for the faces!

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  35. That verse is so true. The moment those babies were in my arms I forgot everything I had just endured. As always your paintings are beautiful. Love the backgrounds!

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  36. love the way you express
    your beauitiful heart
    through all of this loveliness,
    Jennifer

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  37. Lovely works! Nice words too...
    HPPF!

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  38. Dear Patsy, I love the lettering on the woman’s blouse in the first painting..and I always love your colors and faces. Thanks for sharing your paintings and scripture thoughts on B&BB. So nice to have you there. May God bless your week in special ways! I’m writing this on a train from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia. I don’t have internet, but I opened up your blog post before the trip so I could read it while traveling. And I’ll paste my comment into a comment box when we arrive. So I’m reading your blog and thinking of you across the globe!

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  39. Beautiful Patsy! Your backgrounds always make me smile. Such pretty colors and always fantastic textures!!

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  40. All such beautiful works..stunning!
    victoria
    Happy PPF

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  41. How beautifully you creative Patsy! Joy radiates from the faces. I especially love
    "Blessings", the small bird on the flower. I use the lens of my camera to capture His beauty in similiar fashion. May your week be blessed. Am visiting from B&BB this week.

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  42. Very well.. I really enjoy this amazing work..keep sharing my dear..

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  43. Such wonderful artwork! And the bible verse you chose was touching. I had so much trouble during my pregnancy and relied on the Lord to get us through and since then, every milestone we pass with my 20-month-old is a blessing =)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from The Rusted Chain

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  44. Beautiful and true.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  45. What wonderful paintings, Patxy! I love the way you use scriptures. The backgrounds are also very beautiful.

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  46. Hi Pasty, I really love your work, so much gorgeous detail and colour. I need to become your latest follower. Michelle x

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  47. I thought I commented before. These paintings are amazing, beautiful, colorful. And this-Nothing worthwhile, nothing precious comes
    without a cost! How we need to remember that. Thanks, Patsy.

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  48. I love your gals. Never thought of using putty for texture. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Janet PPF

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy