Wednesday, January 19, 2011

She Had Stars In Her Pocket Acrylic Painting

"She had stars in her pocket and the moon on a string. " I don't know who wrote this but this is the inspiration for the acrylic painting I did. I tried to keep it simple in all respects and only use a few colors on this acrylic painting. Usually I love using colors, layers, papers.... but, this time I thought simple to capture the quote. I am happy with this acrylic paintings simplicity~

Yesterday I painted all day, after a long weekend reprieve. The acrylic painting was the opposite of this. I am not sure if I am done and I haven't been frustrated with a painting lately but this one was having me going there. I redid the face more than three times, finally I went to pick Sammie up from school and showed her the latest face and said what do you think. She liked her, ok with all frustration I thought to myself this is the face she will have. That way I can move on to another acrylic painting or work on the background some more. Honestly thanks for listening. I wish I had an image to show you but I have to purchase another memory card and haven't as of yet. Hopefully this weekend.

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. ~Les Brown 
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Supplies to get you started:  

I have used One Stroke brushes and loved them. This is the first time I have seen them in a set.  I have used canvas board for practicing and its a great way to start along with using journal or mixed media books. Sign up for my newsletter for more tips~


  1. Stars in her pocket, I love her! Well done!

  2. Oh my sweet Theresa, she is beautiful and soo adorable! I love her that she has starts in her pocket! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


  3. Theresa...she is super beautiful and so enchanting a spirit..i love her energy and pure heart!! a very inspiring piece!!

  4. Thanks for all your lovely comments! I truly appreciate them~ Happy creating to you all!

  5. Yes, this is all you needed to do--perfect!


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