This is my first post for a group blog called Paint Party Friday. It’s a venue for artists to link up and share their works in progress as well as finished work They also feature an artist interview a week. There’s a wide range of professional and amateur artists and lots of different styles. I like that it gives me a nice soft deadline for finishing a painting.
Last weekend on my favorite jazz station, KMHD, I heard the song “Winter’s Got Spring Up It’s Sleeve” by June Christy. It was the first time I’d ever heard it, though it was recorded in the 60s. I loved that image and immediately got a picture in my mind of a winsome winter spirit in a blue robe with warm sleeves spilling flowers — the heat from the flowers blowing winter’s robe skyward — a circle of life sort of thing.
On this piece I tried using masking, salt dispersion and layering color. I tried to combine loose color and detail. I glazed Winter’s skin with iridescent acrylic and splattered the same paint for more snow flakes. I’m not sure it was entirely successful, but dear husband and a few friends gave me good feedback, so here it is:
|Winter’s Got Spring Up It’s Sleeve * watercolor, acrylic & ink * 7×10″|
22 thoughts on “Winter’s Got Spring Up It’s Sleeve”
I love it!
Welcome to PPF. Love what you came up with from a song. Don't think I ever heard that song. Will have to google it on You Tube. But I think its a success.HPPF
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Thanks, Judith and Cris. You can click the song title in the post and go to a youtube of the song. I did link to PPF page, but I'm last on the list. Lots of early bird artists in the group. HPPF!
What wonderful inspiration for a painting – I love how you described your process… The combination of loose/detail works really well.
p.s. Welcome to Paint Party Friday! (EVA & I are always so thrilled to see & meet new painters!)
This is lovely! Happy PPF!
Any she sure needs it today ! Beautiful painting. Happy PPF !
What a glorious winter portrait!!
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Love it… it has a great energy and flow to it… and wonderful composition…xx
this a really fantastic-love it!!!
Beautiful painting, love the way you have interpreted the theme. Happy PPF, Annette x
This piece made me smile! Pretty!!! Love the literal interpretation of the quote!! Good job!
Just lovely – welcome to PPF. It's a wonderful place to view and meet with artists all over the world.
I love this rather young looking crone bringing forth spring from the earth…at least that is what I see? Bravo! HPPF!
Thanks for all your great comments. And I like that you see the youth in my winter crone, Lynn — nature always holds a bit of the ancient and the new in it's hands.
Lovely and striking interpretation! Welcome and HPPF 🙂
Wonderful illustration of the song, beautiful and imaginative – and skillfully done! ❤
Wonderful image to go with that song. welcome to PPF!
A beautiful witch, full of positive energy. Saludos
Welcome to PPF! Thanks for the lovely comments too.
What a fabulous iterpretation of the song. Gorgeous!